blanchett

Beyond Elvish

on Monday, Dec. 17th

If you like to get your serious nerd on then you probably dig the arcane mysteries of fictional languages. Tolkien’s Elvish, the Dothraki tongue as spoken in Game of Thrones, the Nadsat of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. Kibo knows I do.

Which is why last Thursday’s story on PRI’s The World tickled my geekus plexsus when I heard it. Patrick Cox’s piece is a deep dive into literary fictional languages and the personality types that create them. What they’ve archived online is an expanded edition that runs a healthy 14:40.

I know what I’m doing today!

Corey McCall with the video game controller that measures the level of excitement in the player. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

Sponsors

oculus-crescent-bay-prototype2

Virtual Reality’s Future Hinges on Presence and Patience

There are two reoccurring themes in the reports out of this past weekend’s Oculus Connect developers conference in Hollywood.

ewok_full

The Dumbest Case Against Games Journalists You’ll Ever Hear

WARNING: Contains Opinions.

ifthey

The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth.

amazon-local-register

Amazon Joins Mobile Payment Game, But Have They Lost The Magic Touch?

Once upon a time it seemed that Amazon could have been destined to be that rare company that could do no wrong.

placeholder