Making Life into a Videogame
For clients willing to pay large sums, Videogame Adventure Services will construct "adventure games" which blurs real life with fictitious romances and car chases.
Since 2002, a year after graduating from Columbia’s M.F.A. program, Brock Enright has operated Videogames Adventure Services, a company that constructs "reality adventures" for paying clients. If you’re a V.A.S. customer, Enright and his team will stage an adventure—peopled with actors, riddled with mysteries, arranged into multiple acts—designed specially for you. Clients are predominantly thrill-seekers and if you don’t know precisely what you want out of your game, Enright will probe, infer and decide. The adventure invades your life and transforms it, for a time, into a work of art.
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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