Monthly Archives:: March 2012

Illusion of Agency and Freedom?

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  Media overly dominates our daily lives so much that we welcome the illusion of agency.  We are told that we possess freedom to do whatever we want, yet we are ignorant of what real freedom is.  In Piercing the Spectacle, Brenda Laurel brings up the term “Spectacle”, a “self-fulfilling control mechanism for society.”  The [...]

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Pt. 1

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From the initial introduction screen of Muramasa: The Demon Blade, players are presented with beautiful landscape backgrounds and vibrant colors.  Muramasa: The Demon Blade uses 2D art to the maximum.  It may possibly be the most beautiful 2D art I have witnessed in a game.  The art is also very effective in the gameplay.  In [...]

Internship/Job @ Saggezza, Chicago, IL

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UX Designer Desired Skills: •Understands standards-based, cross-browser, multi-device design •Proficient in wireframing sites and applications •Familiar with the concept of prototyping •Proficient in writing thoughtful, well-formed: XHTML, HTML5, and CSS3 •Familiar with responsive web design/development •Understands native iOS and Android design constraints •Strong attention to detail and excellent documentation skills •Able to work closely with [...]