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Simply Difficult: The Role of Mountains within Celeste and Arno Beck’s Typewriter Prints.

There is a certain romanticism involved with the notion of mountain climbing, of putting oneself to the seemingly arbitrary and often overtly difficult task of scaling a sheer cliff or towering peak. Culturally approaching the concept brings to mind any number of canonical Romantic works of the historical sublime from Caspar David Friedrich’s mysterious painting …

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Taking the World Apart: Examining David OReilly’s Everything Through Ian Bogost’s Ghastly Lens

In his controversial piece for The Atlantic Ian Bogost argues that video games should not try to tell the same types of traditional linear narratives commonly associated with literature or cinema as they are not nearly as efficient at delivering these kinds of stories (Bogost, 2017). Using the genres of the first-person shooter and walking …

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