Even the best of games will have hit and miss moments. This is particularly so when a game tries, but fails to provoke a strong gut reaction. Such as when using torture. Torture in digital games are often quite problematic. Continue reading When torture doesn’t work
When I read through my journal from a few months back, I find them filled with thick descriptions of brutal and erotic caresses, of rough scaly skin and a deluge of sweat, tears, blood, and semen. There are explicit descriptions Continue reading The Beast or: What I Learned from my Brief Stint in Bestiality
It should be easy to argue that a violent death is transgressive; that murder is a transgression is pretty obvious, but the depiction and the “virtual” experience of it is a lot more complicated. Fiction is saturated with gruesome death Continue reading The death of a cleric
Even with only four people the interview room feels crowded. Two stern, bearded men sit behind the desk, interrogating the young girl from Afghanistan sitting in from of them. She’s shrinking in her chair, while they bombard her with their Continue reading Refugees welcome
I guess it’s about time for an introduction and a first post by the PhD-student in the GTA-project. I slithered through the cracks in early October 2015, and have spent the last three months attending conferences, finishing up old projects Continue reading Introduction of a PhD-student.