Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Costs of Technology, Updating the OS

I decided to give in and update my Lion to Yosemite. I’ve tried upgrading to Mavericks before but downloading about 5GB is near impossible in the connection that I have … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Braid Stories

For about a year, I thought I would be writing my graduate thesis on video games. I’ve written several seminal papers on it, including the an art historical view of … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Philippine Digital Game: An Emerging Art Form

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino video games philippines INTRODUCTION Digital games have always been a part of Philippine culture since home video game technology reached the country around the … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Lev Manovich’s Language of New Media

These are power point presentation on Lev Manovich’s Language of New Media. It would be helpful to watch Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera with this book. Prologue, Language … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Digital Counter-Culture (Synopsis)

Digital Culture This is a synopsis of Chapter 4 (Digital Counter-Culture) from Charlie Gere’s book Digital Culture. The link to a pdf copy of the book is above. This is … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · Leave a comment
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