Sunday, November 16, 2014

Daily Thoughts 11/16/2014

Daily Thoughts 11/16/2014

I checked the libraries Twitter and Facebook accounts this morning.

I finished reading , The Peripheral by William Gibson.  It is partially about the future taking over a possible past through technology, financial manipulationand skulduggery.  I liked that the future and the past could only contact each other by telepresence.  Imagine a future person contacting a person from now in the virtual simulation second life.  The whole book reminded of the idea of alternate reality games which are not necessarily video games.  They can be things like games focused on geocaching or treasure hunts using virtual clues, or any of a variety of different games.  ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) are a theme in both William Gibson and Cory Doctorow's writing. Both Cory Doctorow and William Gibson use transmedia storytelling or telling stories across multiple types of media.

I plan on reading Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's In Real Life which is a young adult graphic novel about a young girl who games.  It follows the pattern of writing about being in a game and being in real life.

Web Bits

A New Lending Library for Your Kitchen

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