Our favorite articles of this week. Have a great weekend.
Articles of the week
- Keep Walking: Shooters, players, and choice » Cyborgology
Sarah Wanenchak: “I’ve been invited to participate in a game culture event in January, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and the Goethe Institut. This post is me trying to organize some of my thoughts for that event. So if it seems a bit fractured and confused, please forgive.”
- Silicon Valley Isn’t a Meritocracy. And It’s Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs | Wired Opinion | Wired.com
Alice Marwick digs into the common rhetoric around the Californian tech-scene and debunks some dearly held myths.
- Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
Maybe we will give Silicon Valley a break next week. But not before featuring this article from (we’re as surprised as you are) TechCrunch, shining a spotlight on a few nutheads taking the Californian Ideology to its dystopian end.
- Government Digital Service: the best startup in Europe we can’t invest in | Technology | theguardian.com
“The internet is the answer, or at least the spirit of it, and what is so impressive about GDS and the people behind it is that they, in practice and philosophically, “get” the internet. Not in the way that TechCrunch or Mashable do – in sound bites – but in the way that Dropbox, Etsy, Spotify and SoundCloud get it: profoundly.”
- How Antisec Died — Notes from a Strange World — Medium
Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-Industrial Complex by Quinn Norton