Cowboys in Space: A Mixed Metaphor

I’ve always wondered why people were so fascinated by stories of cowboys in space. For me, it’s always been a non-starter. Granted, maybe I’d like these stories better if I liked the characters and writing better, but the widespread for Firefly kind of baffles me, though of course we could chalk it up to different tastes […]

Elites, Expertise, and Aesthetics… and more

I’ve finally posted a response in the ongoing discussion Marvin and I are having about elites, rules and play, and aesthetics over at The New Sophists’ Almanac. Damn, I should post there more often, I kept him waiting a long time, and I think I even clarified a few questions I’ve been puzzling over about […]