Thursday, April 5, 2018
[Video Essay] Ready Player One is the Ultimate Geek Fest [Spoilers]
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 09:26PM by kualajimbo
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How many self-identified geeks are not into sports?
So I was talking with some women about Starcraft II. Or more specifically about what is the reason as to why there aren't any female Starcraft II champions, or even prominent Starcraft II players.
I was mostly interested in Starcraft and not other popular games like Overwatch because Starcraft matches are mostly 1 vs 1. Others games are squad based, where you also have to rely on your teammates but in Starcraft you are limited only by your skills.
When I asked why do you think that is the case that there are no female champions or runner ups, the answer I got was 'gender roles' and social pressure. Girls are not expected to play video games so they are encouraged by society to do other stuff that is considered more traditionally female. While boys are encouraged to play games.
I thought about this. And I remember that when I was growing up boys and men were supposed and encouraged( By TV, Movies, and society at large) to like sports. Not just watching, but also playing. I was a geek at high school, and I didn't really care for sports. While the popular kids were going crazy about what team lost and what team won, I couldn't care less. I liked video games, I liked Sci Fi and Fantasy movies I liked Lois and Clark and didn't care at all about sports, even if this is what was expected.
I wonder if it's a geek thing or was may case some kind of a unique fluke. That I somehow an exception to the rule of someone who isn't swayed by social expectation or maybe social expectation isn't as powerful as some people think.
This is why I ask "How many self-identifed geeks don't care about sports" ?
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 03:19PM by curtwagner1984
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TRUER THAN LIES - THE PERFECT WOMAN (webcomic)
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 12:32PM by comixture
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#geek - #I create immersive 3D audio stories that are free to experience and this is a 1 minute video of what these 3D audio stories are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHb3zQIe0E
I create immersive 3D audio stories that are free to experience and this is a 1 minute video of what these 3D audio stories are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHb3zQIe0E
This 1:24 second video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHb3zQIe0E shows what 3D audio stories are. They are free to experience at https://www.skybayproductions.com/inlivestories They are mini 3D audio productions (15 minutes runtime). These immersive 3D audio stories (which I call InLive stories) are conceived from the premise that there is no narrator and that every element of the story (places and characters) is created from a combination of sound design and 3D audio technology. Once you put your headphones on and you close your eyes you become a character of the story. The feeling of being inside the story happens as a result of uniting the 3D audio production and closing your eyes. With your eyes closed and your headphones on, your auditory sense naturally becomes your main "concept creator". Your perception of the 3D sound effects and ambiances (for example, entering a cave or walking through a jungle) is what drives your reality through the various settings of the story. The characters talk to you and engage you in an adventure you become a part of from the moment you put your headphones on and you close your eyes.The 3D sounds move you through the different settings of the story creating a living world around you and because you have your eyes closed the area of your brain in charge of the imagination spontaneously awakens and effortlessly transforms the 3D sounds into scenery and characters that live the adventure with you. What I want with these 3D audio stories is to transport the listener into a different world. I want to transport people into a fantasy world built in the ocean of their perception and their imagination. That was the long explanation. The short one is that these 3D audio stories are a different way of living a story and I create them because I want people to feel amazed and happy. I want to open up a new space of perceptive entertainment and these short InLive Stories (15 minutes runtime) are the beginning. Thanks.
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 09:56AM by becktenbrook
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Stephen Hawking lives....as a LEGO.
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 05:19AM by flyrealfuckinghigh
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Did you ever try this toilet mug ?
Submitted April 05, 2018 at 04:35AM by rintoug
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