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Andrew on Medium: February 2022

Here is this month's selection of free Medium articles for your perusal. These are friend links and won't count against your non-member monthly limit.

Solitude and ASD: When the Loners Get Lonely

I began this year, as I have the last few years, with more than a month of solitude. It isn’t personal practice and it isn’t policy, at least not in any formal sense. It is merely the state of affairs for an outsider working in a Chinese university.

A Brief Tour of the Chinese Arcade Scene

For all the fame that Japanese arcades have acquired over the years, I think that Chinese arcades are even more significant. The government banned the importation of arcade machines along with all other video game hardware in 2000, but arcade machines were welcomed back into the country years before home consoles. This made the arcade an important part of the reintroduction of video games into China, and they remain popular to this day.

Information is Treachery: Censorship in American Schools

Yet here we are, with the majority of the states now considering bills restricting academic speech in one way or another. Book bannings are back in vogue, while demagogues hastily scratch out bills to stop an ever-growing list of boogeymen. And what was once the domain of independent cranks whose ability to cause harm was limited to their local school districts, this new campaign is increasingly organized and well-funded. The loud little handful is getting louder, and their voices are having an impact.
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Here is this month's selection of free Medium articles for your perusal. These are friend links and won't count against your non-member monthly limit. Check out my full article index! Are you a Medium

Here is this month's selection of free Medium articles for your perusal. These are friend links and won't count against your non-member monthly limit. Check out my full article index! Are you a Medium