Futurisimc have my thirtieth Blasphemous Geometries column entitled “Roleplaying Games and The Cluttered Self”.
The column is both a defence of Consumerism and an examination of the ways in which we express, formulate and find ourselves through the process of playing games. It is also the longest piece of writing I have ever published, clocking in at over 6,500 words. It is also the first piece of writing for which I took photos (the photos in question are of my old room at my mum’s house, which I have been clearing out over the past few months).
Aside from these minor formal experiments, the piece also marks something of a departure from my traditional critical stomping grounds and towards something a good deal more personal in that I try to use my thinking about games to shed some light on some thinking I have recently been doing about myself. I’m not entirely sure how effective the experiment has been, but it was certainly an interesting experience trying something so different.