Monday, January 18, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Is Celebrity Photographer Tyler Shields Inspired, Or Copying Other Artists?"
This level of success is surprising, given that a glance at his portfolio by anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the history of photography would reveal that a high number of his images look an awful lot like those of other photographers. And not obscure photographers, either.
2. From a review of Oxenfree:
It’s very much a game where the play turns out to be in how you handle your relationship with these four other characters. Like, i played through the game, trying to make the right choices, trying to win and ‘be nice’ (you can’t rewind– you can’t load previous saves and you have to make choices quickly), and then at the end it was like “All four characters HATE you.” Or actually it was worse than that– it was like “only 14% of people who played this game had all four characters HATE them.” 14%? Really??
3. "Last July, the Beverly Hills City Council voted to modify the city’s historic preservation ordinance, thereby making it easier to demolish buildings that were at one point deemed 'historic.'"