Imperial Legacies

How the imperial past affects the present is a polarizing subject that provokes strong emotions, with some of us instinctively verging towards crediting empires and their legacies, whilst others castigate them. Are empires (and neo-empires) essentially responsible for the world’s ills? Or, as regrettable as past inhumanities are, did …

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What Are Games Good For?

But even given all of this, why worry about the accessibility of digital game creation at all when other forms—like the short story or novel—are already established and available for non-professionals to work in?Answer: because different forms are suited to different kinds of expression, and some are …

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The Anatomy of Failure

Why on earth would you resist being of power? What’s to be feared that would make living in a comfort zone more appealing? Like me, you’re probably up to some extraordinary things and being bold in certain areas, possibly even empowering others to do the same. That’s …

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The World's Greatest Guitarist?

Eric Clapton once called John Mayer, “one of the greatest guitar players in the world.” And, although it might pain you to admit it, knowing the somewhat smarty pants attitude of Mayer - and the fact that he sometimes might rub people the wrong way - there’s no real denying the …

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