nonhuman

Non-human (also spelled nonhuman) is any creature or thing or stuff displaying some or all characteristics considered to define the human, but the creature or thing or stuff is not considered a human.

companion species

Reading notes on Jere Alexander's "And The Dogs Were Silent"

In this book, through pitbulls, we catch a glimpse into the absurdity of the human-dog relationship as it exists today in settler colonial North America.

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travel notes

A weekend at Ker Izela

We hop into the car late on Friday evening. A dog, five humans, lots of bags. Another human and two dogs will be joining us the next day up north. We drive through a night punctuated by blurred yellow lights as we get further north, the radio set to the rock station I listened to in high school.

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Journey westward: looking for where the tree takes root

this is freedom. This is the force of faith. Nobody gets what they want. Never again are you the same. The longing is to be pure. What you get is to be changed.

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philosophy

Interview with Ida Toft: Materialisms and Designing Games For Plants

I approached Ida Toft a few weeks ago with the idea of doing an interview on their art and research practice. I met Ida Toft at Concordia University, where I'm currently finishing an

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games

The gentleman farmer, labour and land: ecocritical possibilities in Stardew Valley

In my first post about Stardew Valley, I wrote about the romanticization of agriculture and rural life, dumpster diving, as well as what kind of gameplay the game encourages in its players. In this post I'll expand on some of that, as well as explore the game's treatment of labour and the land.

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Dumpster diving and pickling pumpkins: ecocritical possibilities in Stardew Valley

My first post on the ecocritical possibilities in the video game Stardew Valley.

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minecraft

Presentation Notes on Big Fried Chicken Company

On February 13th, 2015, at Concordia University, I presented my research working on The Big Fried Chicken Company in Minecraft for the Amplab at The Building Blocks of Life: A Minecraft Colloquium (see

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minecraft

La maison des poules

Originally posted on the website of the Ampersand lab (&) at Concordia University at http://www.amplab.ca/2014/09/14/la-maison-des-poules/ When I built my hen house, I had two objectives in

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minecraft

Why Big Fried Chicken Company

This past week, I spent a large amount of time in a car driving around the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Most of my time was spent either driving along the coast or through

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