A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon

A very fascinating read! QAnon has much in common with alternate reality games (ARG), LARPs, and interactive theater, but these gaming mechanisms are used in a slightly different manner to create something very different from an actual game. — Read on medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5

High Heeled Shoes Were Originally Created For Men

History is fascinating. I had no idea! The origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet in stirrups. Persian migrants brought the shoe trend to Europe, where male aristocrats wore them to appear taller and more formidable. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/heels-history-men “The heel was an additionalContinue reading “High Heeled Shoes Were Originally Created For Men”

Focus on Quality + Entertainment: what makes US successful

Very interesting insights in this thread about the US from an immigrant entrepreneur perspective: Many cultures focus on costs. But cutting costs translates quickly into a culture of “good enough” work, where feedback is met with excuses, not iterations. But the iterations make the difference. You can always do better if u put quality first.Continue reading “Focus on Quality + Entertainment: what makes US successful”

How Republicans and Democrats view themselves

The above is just one of the charts that I found very interesting. It gives very good insight into how people with different affiliations view themselves 42% Republicans say members of their own party are more open minded compared to other Americans 70% Democrats say members of their own party are more open minded comparedContinue reading “How Republicans and Democrats view themselves”

In 1922, the New York Times explained Hitler’s anti-Semitism as political cleverness.

Fact-checked. This is true. The New York Times argued in 1922 that “Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so genuine and violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch the masses of followers and keep them aroused and engaged.”

Using jujutsu on misinformation

Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker’s energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. Many internet memes try to spreadContinue reading “Using jujutsu on misinformation”