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    Friday Video: Feminist Frequency: Women as Background Decoration

    by  • August 29, 2014 • video • 0 Comments

    In [these episodes] we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

    Friday Video: Cybersecurity as Realpolitik

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Politics & Law, video • 0 Comments

    Power exists to be used. Some wish for cyber safety, which they will not get. Others wish for cyber order, which they will not get. Some have the eye to discern cyber policies that are “the least worst thing;” may they fill the vacuum of wishful thinking. Presented by Dan Geer at Black Hat USA 2014.