Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Bryan Lee O'Malley is hosting a Scott Pilgrim art contest.

2. Glenn Greenwald on censorship:

The history of human knowledge is nothing more than the realization that yesterday's pieties are actually shameful errors. It is constantly the case that human beings of the prior generation enshrined a belief as objectively, unchallengably true which the current generation came to see as wildly irrational or worse. All of the most cherished human dogmas - deemed so true and undeniable that dissent should be barred by the force of law - have been subsequently debunked, or at least discredited. 
How do you get yourself to believe that you're exempt from this evolutionary process, that you reside so far above it that your ideas are entitled to be shielded from contradiction upon pain of imprisonment?
3.  Jerry Holkins on the end of iOS game 10000000:
When I finally did beat the game, I barely realized that I had; I was by that time so trained, so armed to the gills, and so deep in mystic trinkets that in functional terms I just walked out of the dungeon. I never played it again; why would I go back? I’d escaped: not just from the metaphorical dungeon, but from the reptile twitches of obsession, trying to make order out of those symbols. That’s a gift, a real gift. And I don’t think that was an accident.
4.  Now available for preorder at the BBTS: S.H. MonsterArts - King Kong.