The OntoCast 3: Moral Bodies

After a hia­tus, we’re back with Ontological Geek pod­casts again. This time, we (Aaron Gotzon and Oscar Strik) had for­mer editor-in-chief Bill Coberly and Amsel von Spreckelsen as guests, and our main topic is bod­ies as a locus of moral­i­ty in games, par­tic­u­lar­ly sec­tions where con­trol is taken away from bod­ies and they are destroyed in a spec­ta­cle, which at the same time is the out­come of a moral judg­ment, such as at the end of a duel, like in Mortal Kombat‘s ‘fin­ish him/her’ sec­tions. Besides that, we talk about Darren Korb‘s music in Bastion and Transistor, and a vari­ety of other games.

You can stream the ver­sion with com­plete music tracks through Mixcloud:

The Ontological Geek Podcast: Episode 3 — Moral Bodies by The Ontological Geek on Mixcloud


In addi­tion, there is a bonus music mix to accom­pa­ny the main pod­cast; it’s full of body-crushing indus­tri­al tracks. Enjoy!

Episode 3 Bonus Mix — Fatality by The Ontological Geek on Mixcloud

If you pre­fer a down­load­able ver­sion, you can find it append­ed here at the end of the post.