The past few years have seen email, books, social media, PR and more being pronounced ‘dead’. Either it’s been an exceptionally bloodthirsty time or people are once again precariously balanced upon their soapboxes without really thinking about what they’re saying.
Don’t create content for the sake of it. Create content that knows its audience, speaks to them in a way they understand and adds value to their lives. Everything else is just noise in the signal.
I wrote a little something about French game designer Eric Chahi for Scripted Sequence the other day. For those of you unfamiliar with M. Chahi – and I don’t blame you if you are – he was the individual responsible for creating Another World, amongst others titles.
Your eyes are bloodshot. Somewhere overhead, a skull-bleaching fluorescent light hums and clicks. Inside your mouth your tongue demands another swill of Red Bull, while your kidneys begin registering vague grumbles of protest. It’s somewhere past 9:00pm, you’re still working, and in twelve hours it all starts again.
How I learned to stop accepting things without question, and started thinking critically. After all, not everyone is selling snake oil. But wouldn’t you at least like to know what it looks like when it’s right in front of you?
Continuing the trend of unearthing things I’ve written or seen and posting them up with scant regard for chronological order, here’s a piece I did for Scripted Sequence on everyone’s favourite long-dead Teletext video game magazine: Digitiser.
Apropos of not much, here’s an interview I did with Mike Olender of Burnt By The Sun fame. This was done about ten years ago, which dates it quite badly (both in terms of content and my ability to write), but I think it gives an interesting snapshot of the band at that time. Also, just for the record, I like New Jersey.