James Wallis uses genre as the fulcrum for balancing game rules and narrative structure in story-telling games, which he differentiates from RPGs through their emphasis on the creation of narrative over character development.
As I thread my way through ebr, I touch base with the artificial
intelligentsia that my work circulates in. The artificial intelligentsia is an
internetworked intelligence that consists of all the linked data being
distributed in cyberspace at any given time, one that is powered by artistic-
intellectual agents remixing the flow of contemporary thought.
There has never been a 'Best of the electronic book review' or a print collection. After ten full years of online publication, ebr has devised other ways of marking time, using techniques available in the same electronic media where the work first appeared. Here the editor presents an initial 'Gathering' of ebr essays, pulled from each of the journal's threads to date.
Andrew McMurry looks back on ten years of ecocriticism and identifies
a "new physiocracy," whose exclusive interest in technology is no better than the exclusive valuation of property that typified physiocrats of the Nineteenth-Century.