Game On: Columbia’s Interactive Arts and Media Department Is Creating Innovative Games “to Get Stuff Done”
Gerding is one of several visionaries at Columbia College Chicago who are leveraging video game technology to create what he calls “games to get stuff done.”
The zombie apocalypse began on a frigid February morning in Chicago when Mildred Cavanagh, age 82, slipped and fell while attempting to step around bum’s puke that crystallized on the sidewalk.
An essay about meeting a disaffected youth while visiting the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
A piece I wrote and performed for the 2nd Story Reading Series in 2009, about getting stoned and lost in the forests of small town America.
I walk into compartment three, and there he is, space trousers around his ankles and cock in hand. Let loose on him this time. Told him that if I ever saw the shriveled little peg ever again, I would cut the goddamned thing off with pliers. The crew has had an agreement this entire mission, to wait until the others are sleeping, and to do it as covertly as is possible when you're sharing a tin can 23 million miles from Earth's surface.
At turns lyrical and fierce, poet Kevin Coval is intrinsically a product of Chicago. This interview investigated his literary and hip-hop inspirations.