I was at the Midnight Sun Film Festival with my wife and some friends, in Lapland. The photo was taken around two at night, after we came out of the screening of the Guy Maddin movie Brand Upon the Brain!. The drive back to Helsinki took fourteen hours. We Continue Reading
My article Battle Against Primitivism from the 2004 Knudebook Beyond Role and Play, edited by Jaakko Stenros & Markus Montola, has been translated into Slovakian by Tomá Kozlík, and published here.
Guidebook: Arturo De la Barrera Werner: Antarctica – Navigation Guide (unknown publisher & year) This is a bilingual (English and Spanish) navigational guidebook my mother brought to me from Chile. It’s full of navigational data, so I don’t really understand much of it, but it feels very professional! It looks Continue Reading
Novel: Thomas Keneally: Victim of the Aurora (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich inc. 1978) An Antarctic novel by the same guy who wrote the book the Spielberg movie Schindler’s List was based on. It’s a historical story about the fictional Stewart expedition before WWI, a murder mystery on the ice. The big Continue Reading
I’ve put up the documentation from my larp the Plastic Cup, played twice earlier this year. You can see the links to the material on the right sidebar. There’s an overview of the game, photos and written material distributed to the players, as well as PDF files both in English Continue Reading
Documentary: Morgan Mathews: Battleship Antarctica (U.K. 2007) A documentary about the Greenpeace ship Esperanza and its crew on a mission to prevent Japanese whalers from doing what they do. It’s an interesting documentary hijacked by the events: the Japanese ship has an explosion onboard, and in the end the Esperanza Continue Reading
This morning, I was talking about larp in an academic seminar called Research Methodologies: Embodiment – and the study of cultural and artistic practices, organized at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The title of my presentation was Embodied Larp – Questions of embodied participation in the games ‘Luminescence’ and Continue Reading
Another video I made as a gift for my wife, also in Finnish.
Here’s a video I made as a gift for my wife, in Finnish…
Non-fiction: Robert Falcon Scott, edited by Max Jones: Journals – Scott’s Last Expedition (Oxford University Press, 2005) This is one of the first books about Antarctica I got, but I’ve been putting off reading it because its very thick and because I don’t like Scott very much. The central story Continue Reading