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Centralized Culture through the Lens of the Archive

The more I think about cultural assumptions as a whole, the more I am fascinated by how imperative it is, the power and control over archives (and access to those archives), in shaping a central narrative locus, which then is regularly used as the de facto evidence for “culture” itself–as if culture is a body […]

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Ethnomediology

Ethnic Tropes in Media (A Series I’m working on)

In my current research I am exploring colonial ethnic tropes in current media, particularly expanding on narrative tropes into the realm of diegetic and especially non-diegetic music in audiovisual media. This is inspiring me to do a serial-style explanation/breakdown of these tropes. There are so many examples of essentialized culture tropes in scores and screen […]

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Notes

This is what game prep looks like

Sweet kitty mango Achi man 😍

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Notes

Trying something new

I’m trying something new here on my blog, creating a space where I can take notes and leave small thoughts so that I don’t have to rely on a corporate conglomerate like Twitter to keep that information. I realize that minimizes the amount of direct contact people will have with my thoughts and missives, but […]

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Fiction

Emergent Dawn: Fractures of Arxis

I’m excited that I started another setting in the Augur’s Lore universe, called “Emergent Dawn: Fractures of Arxis.” Kind of staking my Internet claim for this concept here, and I will be further developing this over the next year or so at the Augur’s Lore website. But here’s a sketch that I had been working […]

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Social Media

Why I quit facebook

In January of 2012, after much research and several influential conversations with friends, I decided to quit facebook. I did this for many reasons, not the least of which has to do with facebook’s corrupt privacy policies, invasive advertisements, the “like” farming industry, and constant changes to appease the ad industry. Recent examples of the […]

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Ethnomediology

Chronotopes vs. Archetypes

Answering questions in my office the other day got me thinking of a more solid way to represent a concept I’ve been unpacking for years now, a concept that is, for most, too nebulous to grasp any pragmatic sense of its usefulness for creating and interpreting narratives: the chronotope. The word literally means “timespace,” but […]