Browsing All posts tagged under »Movement«

At the confluence of colonialism and a “Big Two-Hearted River”: a congruent path to recovery

January 29, 2017


To honour their historical obligations and to survive, settlers will need to rethink and renew their relationship to the land.

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

January 28, 2017


It’s fitting, I think, that I came to understand the true nature of my colonized identity through a history of the United States.

The Game of Living, Basic Edition: The Rules of Play

February 23, 2012


At the start of the game, each player is “born” into — that is, randomly assigned to — a small, hierarchical and generally closed community, which is organized along bloodlines and proximity. Each player is randomly assigned a role in the hierarchy of the community. Each community controls a certain amount of resources, determined by […]

The Game of Living: Are You Playing?

February 20, 2012


Growing up, I was very much a games nerd. I still am, really. I played everything, from role playing games, like AD&D and Harnmaster, to the classics, like Risk and Monopoly, to complex simulation games, like Rise and Decline of the Third Reich and Squad Leader. I played a lot of Warhammer 40K and Blood […]

To The Historians Go the Spoils of Your War: Who is Writing Your History?

February 13, 2012


It is well understood that the victors write the history. It is overlooked, I think, that, in fact, it is the victors’ historians who write the history. For historians, ideas, culture, and writing are pretty damn important. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that ideas, culture, and writing figure so prominently in our histories, […]

The 1% Rule: Is The Net A Mirror?

February 6, 2012


The “1% Rule” claims that 1% of the people on the Internet create all the content and everyone else only consumes it. Sometimes, it is also claimed that an additional 9% or 10% of people on the Internet edit and modify content — rather than create it — leaving the other 89% or 90% to […]

On the Coercions of Our Species: I Say, Tomato; You Say, Hate Crime.

January 30, 2012


All of us, at some point growing up, are coerced by our parents. All parents must coerce their children from time to time, but, from the perspective of the child, the coercion will often seem harmful. All of us will also, at some point, be bullied in our lives and, again, for many of us, […]