Author Archives: Allison White

5 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Warcraft

1. AT&T is involved As it turns out, World of Warcraft is operated from AT&T data centers world-wide! Some of these places include Stockholm, Sweden and Paris, France! 2. Yes, Mila Kunis likes Warcraft Lots of celebrities are World of … Continue reading

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The Liminal Period: Death in World of Warcraft

Lisbeth Klastrup’s article, What Makes World of Warcraft a World? A Note on Death and Dying, explains why the death feature in games, although not required, is necessary to maintain the validity of gameplay. While games are in no way … Continue reading

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Apple: Think Different.

After reading McLuhan’s The Medium is the Message, I was curious as to everyone’s thoughts on how that applies today. He largely bases his argument on how mediums change how we perceive information. Before written language, people relied on the … Continue reading

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Wiki-Related Question

I had some information that I really wanted to add to the Bleeding Edge wiki, but seem to have some trouble creating an account to do so. Has anyone managed to make a change to it? If so, any direction … Continue reading

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Real World Dynamics in a Game of Mayan Basketball

“You’ve heard about the ancient Mayans and this game they played, an early form of basketball?” “Something about,” Maxine dimly, “…vertical hoop, high percentage of fouls, some of them flagrant, usually fatal?” “We were outside trying to hail a cab, … Continue reading

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DeepArcher and the Dreamlike Enormity of the Web

“She’s lost. There is no map. It isn’t like being lost in any of the romantic tourist destinations back in meatspace. Serendipities here are unlikely to be in the cards, only a feeling she recognizes from dreams, a sense of … Continue reading

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Technology’s Blinding Nature and a Play on Peripeteia

In Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency, chapter 12 depicts the danger of man-made technology to the human race. One important moment in this section involves the conversation between Aleph and Miranda Zero as they discuss the consequences of allowing the kinetic … Continue reading

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