Articles by Michael Thomsen

May 18, 2011

Non Sequitur ad Absurdum: David Thorne’s The Internet is a Playground 4

If there is an enduring truth revealed by the internet, it is that the world only seems to make sense when you filter most of it out.

March 7, 2011

The Memory That Never Was: Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein 1

Given enough time, all science writing—no matter how casually or clinically it is presented—winds up being wrong. Likewise, any work of participatory journalism that finds the undertaking more interesting than the author is bound for obscurity.

January 24, 2011

The Dwindling Difference Between Play and Work: Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken 4

McGonigal enumerates reality’s broken parts in a laundry list of suffering. In short, games will fix everything.