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Ian McMeans
Works at Insomniac Games
Attended UBC
Lives in Los Angeles
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Awesome connections between penrose tilings, islamic architecture, and the non-stick properties of frying pans.
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On happiness vs. meaningfulness: 
Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one?
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Consciousness is the ‘hard problem’, the mystery that confounds science and philosophy. Has a new theory cracked it?
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On morality in Democritus' atomism:
"Human acts are governed not by purpose and will but by the movements and interactions of purposeless atoms. What does morality mean in such a universe?"
In completing my book on the history of moral thought I had to cut the original manuscript quite considerably. Much of what has been lost is better off left on the cutting room floor. There are, ho...
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Play the gunpoint demo! A clever noir-detective-and-hacking puzzle game with excellent writing. 
http://gunpointgame.com/#Standard
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On Mochizuki's ABC conjecture proof, and the social nature of proofs in general:
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On Hofstadter and the shortsightedness of big-data machine-learning AI: “We constantly underestimate—we did in the ’50s about AI, and we’re still doing it—what is really going on in the human brain.”
Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
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On removing player agency to force the player to explore mechanics:
I suspect rogue legacy did a good job of this, even though I haven't played it yet.
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On used game protectionism:
NeoGAF video game forum, the largest and most infamous gaming community, and the gaming industry and media’s best source for Xbox, Playstation, Wii, PC, 3DS, Vita, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Apple, iOS and Android games news and discussion.
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When empathy interferes with rational policymaking:
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  • Insomniac Games
    Programmer, present
  • EA
  • Pandemic Studios
  • Threewave Software
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