I haven’t written any reviews for some time. But I guess writing about Star Wars is a must, especially since reception of the latest movie, the second episode in the third trilogy, has been mixed. Why is that? Apparently it’s not a bad movie, but something seems to be off. Let’s dive into it.
This is kind of a review of the latest Avengers Movie but also a general critique of the business model and artistic architecture of the Marvel Superhero Movies. I will try to keep it light on spoilers for the former, but if you haven’t seen the movie at all, you may want to not read any of this until after … Read More
Ready Player One is based on the novel by Ernest Cline, which I read or rather that was read to me by Will Wheaton. I liked it for it’s attempt to capture the essence of fandom on the pop culture of the 1970s to 1990s. Knowing that Steven Spielberg would be directing the movie I was really looking forward to how they would adapt the story for the big screen and whether the movie could capture the spirit of the book.
There is a reason why this blog is not only called „wisdom of life“. Because it is my impression, that for the most part life doesn’t make much sense. And in fact it can’t because sense or meaning is something that is without exception constructed by humans. We make sense of it, if at all. It doesn’t come from anywhere … Read More
Technology is evolving. Transhumanists like Ray Kurzweil argue that in the not to distant future we will have artificial intelligence clever enough to improve itself, maybe even develop human traits like consciousness and creativity. And given that software is already everywhere around us it might well be software that first makes the final step. Could happen, right? No more windows? The story … Read More
Zu Weihnachten (ja, schon etwas her) habe ich mich ja umfänglich über Skyrim geäußert, unter anderem mit der Beobachtung, dass es in den oberen Stufen ein Leichtes ist einen Drachen zu töten. Und es wimmelt vor Drachen in diesem Spiel.
Im Kino konnte man etwa zeitgleich auch Drachen bestaunen, allerdings nur einen mit dem Namen Smaug. Und anders als der Titel vermuten lässt, ist das ein ziemlich gelungener zweiter Teil von Peter Jackson Interpretation des Hobbit.