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Art a by-product of video games

In this blog series I’ve spoken plenty about surveillance, and the prevalence of surveillance culture in our society. Recently I stumbled upon this feature by David Chandler on Kill Screen. And its sentiments deserve all the attention.
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Parental guidance is advised

Humans are obsessed with violence. It seems to be ingrained in our subconscious nature – in our very DNA. How often have you heard a car’s hooter screech and you whip your head around expecting (or hoping) to see a crash? More than I care to admit, I can tell you that.
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Video memes: nutty or genius?

We seem to have all gone bonkers. If some beings from another planet could see the Georgia swim & diving team doing the Harlem shake or a giant panda dancing Gangnam style, they would think we’re all nutty. But it cannot be that simple – for if millions of viewers are not only watching funny online videos but also actually recreating them in different contexts, there has to be some other, perhaps deeper, reason for these outrageous shenanigans.

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