Reality Gliches In Insurgency Sandstorm: PC Screenshot Art

RND/ To consider the glitches in the videographic reality of team-based, tactical Middle East FPS “Insurgency: Sandstorm” as the very thing preventing it’s radical (ideological) desimulation in the player’s mind: Nameless locations with nameless conflicts – PCGamesN 1920 x 1080 .jpg – screenshots via Steam Community That is, “The fact that ‘It’s Just A Game … Read more

(Conceptual Painting) Four Fames: Pulling Into Darkness On The Edge Of Town

RND/ To consider a conceptual painting based on four frames from Paris, Texas (Dir. Wim Wender, 1984): 9657 x 1431 .jpg This images meant so much to me, the first time I saw Wim Wenders classic existential road trip movie. As though America’s great astral desert had been calling me all my idiot life. A … Read more

The Video Real: ‘That Special Shine’ In Cyberpunk 2077 On-TV

RND/ To consider what Postmodern Internet Theorist Robert What calls ‘that special shine’ – the feeling of acute Baudrillardian Hyperreality, often experienced (say) when viewing footage of videogames being played on television screens. That this ‘special shine’ somehow symbolically indicates the possibility that modern reality as we remotely we imagine we understand it is already … Read more

80s Fantasy Art Painting of ‘The Regular Reader’

RND/ To consider an 80’s style fantasy art painting, inspired by the only regular reader of your shitty nowhere backwater blog. *sniff* 3840 x 3114 .jpg, based on a window display by Ryoko Ishioka. Face by actress Cec Verrell. Rather than creating communication, it exhausts itself in the act of staging communication. Rather than producing … Read more