The Promise of User Created Content - the Kodak Effect

Ian Bogost has an interesting essay up comparing the flowering of user generated content to the Kodak Brownie camera — in comparison to the unwieldy early cameras, the Brownie brought snapshots to the people. Simple and portable, it allowed people to create their own personal snapshots, something that Kodak… » 9/14/08 3:30pm 9/14/08 3:30pm

'Going Rogue': Leaving the Mainstream Behind

The Escapist has an interesting article up on mainstream industry types who went indie — it delves into the reasoning behind a move, as well as the challenges and the positive aspects of moving from big studios to independent development. People making the transition have had to unlearn 'mainstream' habits or pick up… » 8/09/08 4:30pm 8/09/08 4:30pm