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Lawrence Eng
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Robert Anton Wilson on Usenet (1995-2003)
According to trusted Robert Anton Wilson scholars (see " Robert Anton Wilson's personal tech ecosystem "), he used to post on Usenet using the pseudonym "Mark Chan". Shared in commemoration of Robert Anton Wilson Day , here is a list of links pointing to th...

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The States with the Most Anime Conventions
Have you ever wondered which states have the most anime conventions? Are there certain regions where otaku culture is highly concentrated? Which states have the most conventions serving the largest number of anime fans? Using data from AnimeCons.com  and ot...

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Film Review: In search of 'The Lost Arcade'
I'm glad to see it's starting to get the attention it deserves (see here and here ), because The Lost Arcade (2015) is the best subculture documentary I've seen in a long time, and I've seen plenty (and even helped on one ). It's the story of Chinatown Fair...

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Gainax Postmodernism - Evangelion, Space: 1999, and other things
I started this post with the simple intent to share/comment on the two videos below. I ended up writing an(other) essay on Gainax. Oops! Click the videos to view. Scroll down if you want to read. Getting to know Gainax For over two decades now, fans have be...

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Tomorrowland Revisited
Disney's Tomorrowland is just about 1 year old. It was almost certainly my favorite film of 2015. My son and I saw it in the theater 3 times. It was very polarizing (with exactly half of reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes giving it a thumbs up). That 50% rating i...

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In-Game Chat workaround - communicate with your friends in SimCity BuildIt
Over the holidays, I started playing SimCity BuildIt on iOS (which I wanted to try since I was a fan of the original SimCity back in the early 90s). Having "researched" the game for more hours than I care to admit and reading through its discussion forums ,...

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"Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World" is now available on Kindle (I wrote chapters 4 and 7)

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My end of 2011 blog post on the ServiceNow community.

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Scrolling is overrated. Native page-flipping is where it's at!
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