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Literate Machine explores media through the lens of culture, history, and politics, examining the ways capitalism, power, and ideology shape and are shaped by the stories we love.

Written and performed by Eric Rosenfield, Literate Machine is available as blog entries, newsletter, podcast, and YouTube channel.

Literate Machine is available on Apple Podcasts and finer podcast apps everywhere.

Literate Machin‪e‬ Eric Rosenfield

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Literate Machine explores media through the lens of culture, history, and politics, examining the ways capitalism, power, and ideology shape and are shaped by the stories we love.

Written and performed by Eric Rosenfield, Literate Machine is available as blog entries, newsletter, podcast, and YouTube channel.

Literate Machine is available on Apple Podcasts and finer podcast apps everywhere.

    Why Stories? Henry Fool and What the Artist is For

    Why Stories? Henry Fool and What the Artist is For

    What does it mean to be an artist?

    Corrections:

    * The high school students put one of Simon's poems into their high school yearbook, they don't post it up everywhere. Henry puts the poem up in the mute woman's store at her request.

    * Fay puts Simon's poem on the internet after Henry asks her to. Henry doesn't know how to use a computer.

    • 14 min
    Doom, Myst, and the War for the Soul of Video Games

    Doom, Myst, and the War for the Soul of Video Games

    In the 1990s, Myst and Doom fought a war for the soul of video games. Myst sold almost twice as many copies. Within ten years, the entire industry had remodeled itself around Doom. Special call out to Jimmy Maher at the Digital Antiquarian (https://filfre.net) whose work covering early video games I drew on extensively.

    • 20 min
    Cerebus: Misogyny and Madness

    Cerebus: Misogyny and Madness

    For 30 years, Dave Sim engaged in one of the most remarkable ongoing artistic endeavors ever while he gradually lost his mind.

    Bibliography and further reading at literatemachine.com

    • 22 min
    Pink Floyd's The Wall and the Rise of the Alt-Right

    Pink Floyd's The Wall and the Rise of the Alt-Right

    How the worms ate into my brain, what I did and did not understand about The Wall, and what it tells us about the rise of the Alt-Right.

    Follow me on Twitter at @ericrosenfield

    Support this show on Patreon for as little as $1 an episode at https://patreon.com/ericrosenfield and get access to show notes where I talk about how I produce episodes and the current state of the show.

    Bibliography and Further Reading at LiterateMachine.com

    • 11 min
    Superheroes and the Police

    Superheroes and the Police

    What do you do when the authorities have been compromised?

    If you enjoyed this please tell someone about it, word of mouth is how projects like this grow.

    Bibliography and Further Reading at https://literatemachine.com

    • 15 min
    How Can I Save You? 12 Monkeys and the Coronavirus

    How Can I Save You? 12 Monkeys and the Coronavirus

    Let’s go back in time, to before the Pandemic, and see if we can change anything.

    You can support my Patreon for as little as $1 an episode: https://patreon.com/ericrosenfield

    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericrosenfield

    If you enjoyed this, please share it with people; word-of-mouth is how shows like this grow. Thanks!

    Bibliography and Further Reading can be found at https://literatemachine.com at the bottom of the post

    • 25 min

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