Skip to main content

I am a researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

jonne.arjoranta.fi

jaranta

mastodon.arjoranta.fi/@jonne

jaranta

orcid.org/0000-0003-0148-7626

jaranta

jarjoranta

Jonne Arjoranta

Another bri.gy test

1 min read

This should include a link.

 

Jonne Arjoranta

Testing bridgy federation

1 min read

This should include a link.

Do updates create a new event?

Update for another test.

Jonne Arjoranta

Watched IO

Not a very subtle, but a very beautiful story about humans' relation to our planet. I hope I don't look back to this in 30 years and see how it predicted our approach to climate change.

Watched on Netflix

Jonne Arjoranta

A superhero series about messed up childhood and emotional baggage. A lot of the plot is everybody running around, just missing each other and not owning cellphones. One of the characters carries the plot forward, while everyone else is busy figuring out their emotional damage. If you've ever seen anything with superheroes, you know how this ends.

Watched on Netflix

Jonne Arjoranta

This previously unpublished essay from Hannah Arendt discusses the material conditions of revolutions and conceptions of freedom affecting the great revolutions of 18th century.

http://lithub.com/never-before-published-hannah-arendt-on-what-freedom-and-revolution-really-mean

Jonne Arjoranta

I think I disagree with Sacks that this is the world we live in, but agree with him that it is a world that we should not live in.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/the-machine-stops

Jonne Arjoranta

"Alias" is a technological parasite that plays white noise into your smart assistant until told not to.

http://bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

Jonne Arjoranta

"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194

Jonne Arjoranta

Or you could, I don't know, learn some basic communication skills? I promise those are also useful for other things besides getting laid.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lovesync/lovesync-kickstart-your-love-life/

Jonne Arjoranta

Watched Nightflyers s1

Space series that hovers between horror and psychedelia. Can be an entertaining watch if you don't mind that the plot makes absolutely no sense and the characters keep making incredibly bad choices. I like the theme of encountering something so alien that it goes beyond your comprehension, but there are probably better ways to handle that theme.

Watched on Netflix