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Verbatim and the facts « rotational
"Trust is the key to breaking [this cycle]. And I think Talese’s method shows us how we might gain it: by checking with our subjects and making sure we understand what they’re trying to express, beyond what they actually say. Because if our subjects are interesting enough to report on, they’re deserving of respect. And if we respect them, they will respect us. That’s a much more virtuous circle." I think Alex is right, you know.
games  journalism  trust  respect  writing  quotation 
january 2011 by infovore
Commonplace: Thomas stood up. ‘What I believe consciousness to...
"'...consciousness enables us to make conjectures in which someone called “I” can be seen in a hypothetical situation or a story; and from that flows the ability to make judgements, plans, decisions. In short, consciousness takes the vastness of the physical world, whose coordinates of time and space we cannot really grasp, and gives us a model, a working version - a simplified, toy version if you prefer - in which we can more usefully and successfully operate.’" Seeing the "I" in the world, as a way of making things understandable.
quotation  sebastianfaulks  synecdoche  humanscale  models 
november 2010 by infovore
Dubious Quality: Repetitive, And Brutal (Please Note: I Am Not Referring To This Blog)
"In 1872, the British government and the Royal Society launched the first major oceanic expedition, transforming a two-hundred-and-twenty-six-foot naval warship into a floating laboratory...the ship, with five scientists, roamed the globe for thee and a half years. The crew was constantly dredging the ocean floor for specimens, and the work was repetitive, and brutal; two men went insane, two others drowned, and another committed suicide." I am looking forward to Bill Harris telling me more about this.
billharris  quotation  royalsociety  science  madness 
may 2010 by infovore
chewing pixels » You Are Not Enough People
"Why are so many people getting divorced today? It’s because most of us don’t have extended families anymore. It used to be that when a man and a woman got married, the bride got a lot more people to talk to about everything. The groom got a lot more pals to tell dumb jokes to." The rest of the quotation is where the magic happens.
quotation  kurtvonnegut  vonnegut  families  marriage 
july 2009 by infovore
Dubious Quality: A Lesson In Revolutionary Politics From Video Games
"It was at that moment that I understood, more fully than ever before, why revolutionaries succeed and then fail. It's because they're switching genres. They take over the country in a third-person (or first person) action game, but then they have to play an RTS to govern the country."
politics  revolution  games  billharris  quotation  genre 
june 2009 by infovore
Dubious Quality: Console Post Of The Week: E3
"Sony acts like a character in a Charlotte Brontë novel--they seem to think they have an entire lifetime to seize the moment."
e3  billharris  analysis  games  consoles  microsoft  sony  nintendo  quotation 
june 2009 by infovore
Milton Glaser - Ten Things I Have Learned
"YOU CAN ONLY WORK FOR PEOPLE THAT YOU LIKE... I discovered that all the work I had done that was meaningful and significant came out of an affectionate relationship with a client. And I am not talking about professionalism; I am talking about affection. I am talking about a client and you sharing some common ground. That in fact your view of life is someway congruent with the client, otherwise it is a bitter and hopeless struggle." All of Milton Glaser's points are worth thinking on, but this one feels particularly acute.
quotation  miltonglaser  design  career  work 
may 2009 by infovore
Joe Jackson and Jamais Cascio Vs The Collapsitarians « Magical Nihilism
"Watching classics like The Apartment and Manhattan made me wonder at the romances we’d write about some cities, and Slumdog Millionaire bizarrely seemed like a continuation of that: a romance of the maximum-city." Yes; my favourite thing in that film was the growth of the city around Jamal, Bombay becoming Mumbai, and the skyscrapers growing.
futurism  cities  film  architecture  mattjones  urban  quotation  change  romance 
march 2009 by infovore
Valve Announces First Left 4 Dead DLC | Game | Life from Wired.com
"With Half-Life and Counter-Strike, and more recently Team Fortress 2, we've learned that we're no longer making stand-alone games but creating entertainment services. With Left 4 Dead we're extending that tradition by creating additional gameplay and releasing our internal tools to aspiring developers so they may also create and distribute new Left 4 Dead experiences." Lots of places have the news; this quotation is the killer, though. "Entertainment services". GAAS, anyone?
games  play  left4dead  valve  entertainment  quotation  halflife  gaas  saas 
february 2009 by infovore
@ PSFK's Good Ideas Salon: What are the hot ideas in mobile? | Media | guardian.co.uk
"We should be an embodied person in the world rather than a disembodied finger tickling a screen walking down the street. We need to unfold and unpack the screen into the world." Wonderfully put. I love Jones.
interaction  mobile  ubicomp  awesome  mattjones  quotation  embodiment 
january 2009 by infovore
Dubious Quality: Guitar Hero Cow Tour
"Every time Bobby Kotick opens his mouth, I see a giant cow with "GUITAR HERO" branded on its side, and Bobby Kotick is squeezing two teats as fast as he can."
activision  blizzard  guitarhero  cashcow  quotation 
november 2008 by infovore
Aaron Hillegass: an attitude for learning
"Because stupidity is such an unthinkably terrible thing in our culture, the students will then spend hours constructing arguments that explain why they are intelligent yet are having difficulties. The moment you start down this path, you have lost your focus."
learning  education  attitude  cocoa  aaronhillegass  quotation 
september 2008 by infovore
The Medium - Stet - The Internet's Typographical and Grammatical Morass - NYTimes.com
"I am stumped by how to excerpt the language on message boards and blogs... My problem with message-board language brings up a prior problem in journalism: the difficulty of translating spoken language into written language."
quotation  language  writing  internet  online  journalism  transcription  dialogue  speaking 
july 2008 by infovore
One Of The Greatest Quotes Ever… | iain tait | crackunit.com
"Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests." Iain Tait with some DFW. Sharp stuff.
davidfosterwallace  quotation  television  media  aesthetics  vulgarity  refinement  culture  stereotyping  broadstrokes 
june 2008 by infovore
Bake A Cake, You Know I'm Coming
"...I think the trick of Portal is that the AI NPC is really the player. The NPC addresses the PC in the same patronizing tone I address characters I control when they... slide off the platform I tried to land them on."
leonardrichardson  portal  quotation  ai  games  npc  design 
october 2007 by infovore
Fraser Speirs – Coverflow Hater
"It seems to me that Coverflow replicates everything that is frustrating and unpleasant about looking for something in the real world."
interaction  design  itunes  coverflow  quotation  ixd 
september 2007 by infovore

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