Andrew P. Mayer: Podcasted

Over the last decade I spent a lot of time on the Quarter to Three Forums, reading, posting, and generally shooting my mouth off. In honor of that I was interviewed by Tom Chick, site owner, games journalist, actor, and general man about the internet. If you’re...

Fantasy: Always a Narrative Fairy Tale?

I’m rereading Robert McKee’s STORY for my comic writing class. (That I’m taking from Brian Michael Bendis, because it’s awesome.) In the book McKee discusses how Fantasy is the genre that ends up hewing most closely to a classic narrative...

A Cold War of Decay

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m junkie for Urban Decay. Today we get a twofer. First is an abandoned “secret” Russian submarine base called Bechyovinka (via Warren Ellis): It reminds me a bit of “The Village” from the Prisoner. Our second...

The Rise of the Slate

Over the last 20 years Bruce Sterling has championed the idea of that we should be moving towards the idea of the computer as a “Furoshiki”, essentially a self-folding cloth computer that you can put in your pocket. While we’re not there yet, the...