“March 20, 2021 UPDATE: Mineshaft #40, with beautiful Front & Back Cover art & design by R. Crumb, is at the printer & coming this Spring, 2021!!! PLUS new work by Robert Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Drew Friedman, Laure Boin, Bill Griffith, Christoph Mueller, Mary Fleener, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Denis Kitchen, Rika Deryckere, Aleksandar Zograf, John Porcellino, a GIANT Letters section, Mineshaft Index (#31-40) & More! Mineshaft #39 is HERE! Featuring out-of-this-world front cover art by Christoph Mueller & back cover art by Robert Crumb! Many MINESHAFT back issues will be sold out soon…
Mineshaft Magazine is the closest thing I’ve seen to a 1960s style underground comics magazine that is still being published.
“* inklewriter is an easy-to-use online tool to write basic interactive stories.
* ink by comparison is a more powerful narrative scripting language that is primarily designed for professional game development, though it can also be used to write and share choice-based interactive fiction. It is also surprisingly easy to learn, though for ease of use it’s hard to beat inklewriter!–https://www.inklestudios.com/ink/
- Cait Kirby’s playable page using Twine and Sugarcube and the tutorial on both
- The House of Cenci, “a free-roaming text adventure with live performance on Zoom across four weeks.”
- The Impossible Bottle, the joint winner of the 2020 Interactive Fiction Competition
- Tully Hanson’s Writing and telescopictext.org that was used to produce it
The whole post is gold for anyone interested in what’s going on and the tools in current use with the interactive fiction community. My knowledge of the tools stopped at Inform 7.
“I make viral art, companies, and delightfully weird events.”—DanielleBaskin.com
My kind of weird. I think my favorite is the stained glass airplane window decal, but there are a number of interesting ideas on her site.
“What I learned from [Burroughs] was to try to follow any important idea to its true source no matter how difficult, unpleasant, or revolting that journey might become.”-Anonymous [because I don’t know if the source would wish to be identified publicly.]
The channel has a bunch of strangely informative videos on space that can make difficult physics topics more accessible to people that don’t know anything about physics, like me.
“In April 2020, the weird and ambitious startup Magic Leap cut its workforce in half and delayed plans to take mixed reality glasses mainstream. The company had a wealth of ideas about how ordinary people might use its hardware, which overlays virtual images on reality. But after years of development, many were still prototypes or tech demos…Inside the company, though, a few dozen developers were building what they describe as one of Magic Leap’s most exciting projects. It’s called The Last Light: an interactive story about a young woman dealing with the death of her grandmother, designed to show the storytelling potential of mixed reality.”—Adi Robertson, “Fading Light: the story of Magic Leap’s lost mixed reality magnum opus.” The Verge. July 6, 2020.
Now available as a free download.