Monday, May 15, 2006

This Spartan Life

Really I don't know why nobody thought of it before. I remember being fascinated by Max Headroom as a teenager. Now there is This Spartan Life.
While shopping for condiments yesterday I ran into an acquaintance from the University who told me he had been looking into machinima film since attending a seminar I gave in HUMlab. He then told me about This Spartan Life....Sounds interesting I said (having never heard of it).
Well it is interesting and everyone should watch the three episodes so far and read the blog and enter the competitions and join the community etc etc etc.
This Spartan Life is a machinima talk show that deals with interesting topics and has interesting guests. Episode one is Malcolm McLaren, (sex pixels (ha ha), anarchy, money, talk, so on). Number one and two has Marty O'Donnell (sound design and music for a number of well-known games, perhaps most notably the Halo series, which has earned him many awards. The soundtrack for Halo 2 has sold more copies than any game soundtrack to date.) and the Ill Clan. Episode one is Bob Stein, founded the Voyager Company in the mid-80s which put out a steady stream of great CD-ROMs, including Art Spiegelman's Maus, Laurie Anderson's Puppet Motel, The Residents and other award-winning disks. Founded the Night Kitchen and developed the ground-breaking media authoring tool TK3) and Peggy Ahwesh f(filmmaker whose themes of female roles in life and media find their way to her audience through her humor and wit. Her interest in exploring new techniques, including using the game "Tomb Raider" to explore the identity of it's heroine).
Who needs bodies anymore?

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