Some End of 2014 Links

Nuclear

Matthew L.Wald, “Betting on the Need, Scientists Work on Lighter, Cleaner Nuclear Energy.”

 

US National and International

Patrick L. Smith, “We Are Fucking Sadists: We Are Not Decent, and We Are Not a Democracy.”

Moisés Naím, “The Cuba Deal: Why Now?”

Dan Froomkin, “Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland.”

 

Hyperarchival

David Golumbia, “Tor Is Not a ‘Fundamental Law of the Universe.'”

Alexander R. Galloway, “The Reticular Fallacy.”

 

Literature and Culture

Eileen Jones, “Thinking Serious Thoughts.”

Adrian Hong, “North Korea: Not Funny.”

Matthew Buckley Smith, “Why Poems Don’t Make Sense.”

Jason Bailey, “How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation of Iconic Filmmakers MIA.”

Willie Osterweil, “Weight Gains.”

The New York Review of Video Games.

Chris Suellentrop, “Game Theory: A Golden Era for Criticism.”

Ian Bogost, “Winning Isn’t Everything.”

Alexander R. Galloway, “Counter-gaming.”

Wesley Morris, “Beyond the Edge of Tomorrow: The Year the Blockbuster Was Busted.”

And the end of everything: tl;dr;lit is a “bot that takes works of literature and algorithmically summarizes them, a chapter at a time, to 1% of their original length.” I mean, finally!

 

Education

Michael Mau, “An Open Letter to America From a Public School Teacher.”

 

Reflections on 2014

“The Year of Outrage.”

“20 [Experimental] Games You Shouldn’t Miss in 2014.”

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