(3) Fri Dec 31 2010 18:08 Year Of Links:
- Early this year I saw a call for academic papers on MST3K:
someone was putting together a book. I didn't write a paper because I
didn't have any ideas. But the book went ahead without my input! How
about that. It's called In the Peanut Gallery With Mystery Science
Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology and the Culture of
Riffing and it's coming out in March 2011. You can read
one of the papers online.
(I do have an idea for a paper now that I've finally completed my
five-year rewatch. But instead of a paper, I'll put it into the big
web page I write from my disorganized show notes.)
- REST in Practice (which I forgot to mention in the book
entry, but it was very good) went into more detail than RESTful Web
Services about how to use hypermedia to present and navigate
workflows. Meanwhile, Mike Amundsen is decomposing hypermedia itself,
creating a taxonomy of "application control information". He's got super detailed information
on his website, but I think this weblog post
makes it easier to understand what he's getting at.
- Speaking of REST, This Week in REST is
the new Linux Weekly News.
- Another great weblog I subscribed to this year: Critical Gaming
Network. Richard Terrell decomposes games the way Mike Amundsen
decomposes hypermedia. Highlights include a
parody of Nintendo's "Iwata Asks" interviews about an indie game
Terrell made with his brother--a game that combines Street Fighter
4 and Mega Man 9!
LEGO of the YEAR: ♪
To-to-ro in Le-go ♪
- Webcomics worth reading: Terror Island
(possibly the nerdiest comic I've ever read, completed in 2008, but I
didn't read it until this year), and Skin
- Let's close things out with a special space sub-list! For the
novel I got to cash in previously discovered space-things like the Peaks of
Eternal Light, but my research also uncovered a ton of new things I haven't used yet:
Plus one more link about which I had so much to say that I started
writing a whole nother post. You'll see it... in THE YEAR 2011!
It is an honor for Terror Island to be listed as a webcomic worth reading, and doubly so to be in the running for nerdiest comic you've ever read!
Also nice to have it listed next to Skin Horse. Lewis, you should be reading that comic.
From the art it looks like some sort of Narbonic rip-off.
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