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[xmca] fiction as simulation

Sorting through all the unread journals and seeking to bring order to the
of my intellectual meanderings, i came across this article that I think
should hold some
interest for xmca-o-philes.

As some of you know, I have an abiding interest in the idea of tertiary
artifacts, works of
art, for Wartofsky (so I learned from Yrjo), play, "alternative worlds" like
the 5th Dimension
that Peg Griffin invented and I have played in for a long time. But I also
teach and think (think and
teach?) about various communication media including novels and sitcoms. This
article caught
my attention in that odd nexus of interests: fiction as "simulations," or,
we might say, tertiary artifacts, or we might say, "tools to think with."

Delete or read along, as the mood catches you.
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