Daily Archives: July 5, 2011


In my orig­i­nal Additional Pylons, I intro­duced the idea of dis­tance. I haven’t stopped refin­ing my under­stand­ing of the con­cept since then, and so today I’m going to share some of my thoughts regard­ing its ram­i­fi­ca­tions and inves­ti­gate some incred­i­ble artis­tic pos­si­bil­i­ties that gam­ing’s nat­u­ral­ly low level of dis­tance opens up. To that end, I am going to begin by iden­ti­fy­ing an impor­tant func­tion of art that is often simul­ta­ne­ous­ly a sig­ni­fi­er of qual­i­ty art: the cri­tique of struc­tures and styles of thought, and the offer­ing of a fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive. I am going to stand on the back of Jarrod’s post on art way back […]

Going the Distance