Agency Made Me Do It
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Interview with Thi Nguyen
08 Dec 2022 06:36 - 08 Dec 2022 06:36
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Special Episode: Interview with Thi Nguyen, a Gurometer's Guru - Decoding the Gurus
Games: Agency as Art
food porn, moral outrage porn – defining this
real moral outrage (and sex) is not bad, but the porn version displaces the real, simplifying it for the form of immediate gratification.
don't use the term
but they are talking about it.
gurus as providing intellectual junk food.
academic specialization means we don't really understand much. Gurus sell back that feeling of being a genuine polymath.
Allison Gopnick, Understanding as Orgasm (must check that out)
the feeling of clarity, the aha moment – time to stop thinking
This has a dirty-Minsky feel to it
understanding is a superstimulator – that's insight porn (and gurus are purveyors of same)
Crying of Lot 49 and other conspiracy stuff
understanding: facts are no longer atomic, they cohere in a reinforcing way
The Knowledge Machine
which I really want to read.
echo chambers vs. filter bubbles.
Connection with game design – gds are good at presenting users with illusion of choice.