McGrath on surveillance, Ellis on metaverse patrol, the ethics of transgressive play in MMOs…
“We are, at the very least, complicit and many of us are actively encouraging the state and others to watch us more closely, which is where Facebook is going to come in, after I detour via Foucault.” Martin McGrath gets serious.
“Most of us are pretty comfortable with the idea that videogames can provide arenas for transgressive play that allows people to explore taboos and societal no-no’s with impunity.”
“I’ll usually yank the map down, away from the mainland, until I start seeing islands. I’ll find an island name I like, and double-click a random point on the island to activate the teleport. And jump.” Warren Ellis hits the road.