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Down The Rabbit Hole

For this week’s post I made a video about simulated realities, Schrödinger’s Cat and multiverse theories. I have always had a fascination with the enormousness of the universe and all the different branches that may or may not diverge from it. When we started talking about video game simulations in class, I could not help but think about how these relate to…

From Joker, With Love

I recently saw the movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. I was late in the game, as I just watched it a few days ago when in Europe it’s been out for almost a month now. This being the case, I saw a whole lot of Joker before actually watching it. Along with all the memes, pictures and critiques that my fellow cyber friends constantly posted,…

No Stalking Beforehand

I got my inspiration for this blog while watching an episode of “How I Met Your Mother”. Ted, the protagonist, goes on a date with a girl and they both make a promise not to do a digital background check on each other. This got me thinking about all the times I have gotten any impression from any friend or possible significant…

The Blurred Lines Between Anonymity and Role-Playing

I want to analyze the role of anonymity in one’s humanity. The digital world has made it extremely easy to go undercover, to a certain extent. It is well-known that the people behind the words online would probably act differently in real life, probably be less aggressive, less articulate. The fear of losing an argument face-to-face motivates many to take their issues…

The Mitty Effect

I think everyone has experienced The Mitty Effect. If you do not know what this is, it’s probably because I just made that term up. It is inspired by the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, one of the best films I have ever watched. The story is about a guy named Walter Mitty. Like most of us, Mitty has a…

Ice Cream Cone Reality

I understood that there are bigger realities than others while I was shamelessly eating a second ice cream cone in the train station last night. It became a matter of simple probability that I would buy an ice cream cone at the end of my day almost every night since I got to the Netherlands: five out of seven days a week,…

The Pink Camera Paradox

The best gift I ever received as a child was a pink camera. I would line up all of my stuffed animals, take pictures of them, print them, and fill entire photo albums with pictures of Teddy Bears and Barbies. They always had lunch together, danced, and even married each other sometimes.  As I grew older, the Teddy Bear and Barbie pictures…