The Media of 2001

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Some of the books I read in 2001:
Plowing the Dark by Richard Powers (4/5) • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein (5/5) • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand (4/5) • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (3/5) • Albrect Dürer by Jane Hutchison (3/5)

Some music I dug in 2001:
Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley • Las Vegas Grind Vol. Six!!! • Spoozys – Astral Astronauts • Nig Heist Live • Richard H. Kirk – Loopstatic • The Famous Monsters – In the Night

The computer games of 2001:
Pagan: Ultima 8 – sub par Ultima game • Nox – Excellent RPG I am playing through again • F.I.F.A. 1999 – EA Sports title • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – Platform excitement • Deus Ex – 3d Role Playing Game with corny voice acting. • Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role-Playing Game • Ultima 7 Part II: Serpent Isle • Ultima 7 Part I: The Black Gate •

December 13, 2001

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My Flash cartoon, The Ajenda Creativity Engine, won first place (category: Entertainment/Games) in Chicago’s Association for Multimedia Communication’s first annual FlashFest. Second place in this category went to Rick Carton’s (of Carton Cartoons) ultra-slick video for the band Cane Corso, which went on to win Best of Show. My personal favorite was Kate O’Leary’s portfolio site Dog and Pony Show.