Some games, like Burnout, are "just for fun", but can also yield meaningful analysis. By looking at abstract and conceptual art in other media, we can learn different modes of analysis.
Christian Patterson2019-02-15Underground MallSupplemental Introduction:I posted this on reddit and got some pushback, so before the post, I wanted to clarify a few things, because the pushback was rooted in misunderstanding my approach:1. This post is through the lens of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall (TRPF) in general. Although I'm approachimg it … Continue reading The Activision Blizzard layoffs and the ‘Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall’
Christian Patterson2019-02-08Underground Mall I wanted to do a quick Marxist reading of an episode of The Office. I was struck by how this episode has a lot to say about class and gender. The episode opens with women's day at the office, where corporate ballbuster Jan comes in to lead a very Cheryl Sandberg version … Continue reading Episode analysis: The Office “Boys and Girls” – the intersection of gender and class
Christian Patterson2019-02-06Underground Mall Usually, the tv show Big Brother is analyzed from a psychological perspective. A lot of this analysis is focused on things like surveillance, the Stanford Prison Experiment, and Lord of the Flies. But I've never read a Marxist analysis of the show, and since Celebrity Big Brother is going on right now, I will … Continue reading Marxist reading of the reality show Big Brother, and Social Capital
Christian Patterson 2019-01-11 Underground Mall https://youtu.be/15NpjseGIKE Quick post here: I uploaded a new poetry video to youtube. I've made another video like this in the past and would like to make more. My goal with videos like this is to make the poetry part of a bombardment of sensory overload. Obviously, you aren't supposed to … Continue reading New poetry video
Christian Patterson 2018-01-06 Underground Mall I listen to a ton of podcasts. I listen to podcasts on the bus to and from work. At both my current job, and my past job, I have/had the opportunity to listen to podcasts a lot. So, I probably listen to 5 or so hours of podcasts on an … Continue reading Fifteen podcasts I liked in 2018
Christian Patterson 2019-01-03 Underground Mall WWE are truly elaborating on their product as a platform. The Network is WWE's Netflix-like streaming platform, but there's a lot more to the WWE platform than just the Network. WWE has non-televised house shows (which will soon be on the Network for $5 more). They also have the mix-gender … Continue reading Vince Mcmahon’s untapped goldmine