I wrote about the 2007 flop 'The Invasion' for Vice's Does It Actually Suck? And read it as a newly relevant parable about fascism from outer space.
I've created a fun and hopefully good-looking new animated series set in space. There are three short episodes, and they're all in one video. Later episodes — assuming I'll have the time and inclination to keep going — will reveal that the mission for these astronauts is establishing a sports franchise in space, for television. But for now, dodging space rocks and worrying about avatars takes up most of their time. Enjoy! [more inside]
A rather strange romance, in mobile-optimized webcomic form.
I spent four and a half years drawing a comic about a robot lady dragged out of reality by her ex-boyfriend. It's done now. You can finally find out if she managed to get herself back together and stop that hive-mind from taking over the planet. Somehow I managed to get some amazing blurbs for it somewhere along the way... [more inside]
Metroid Baby, EndsOfInvention, and I have put together @contingencymsgs, a Twitter bot that alerts you about various fictional emergency situations.
In 2025, games are so immersive that teenagers learn skills just by playing. After she enables the haptics, Maxine's favourite rabbit-ninja fighting game gets a whole lot more punishing, with the new tech beating skills into her muscle memory. Which is good: she needs to level up quick once her employer discovers her on-the-job theft... [more inside]
Ten years from now, video games are so immersive that gamers learn lethal skills just by playing. They’re called hapheads. [more inside]
In the future, jobs still suck - but in whole new ways. By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the "ghosts" (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as "Ghosts With Shit Jobs." [more inside]
A look at a dystopian future as presented entirely through primary sources. Make money on the orphan exchange! See the wonder-fish! Get married to a corporation! Consume canned beets! [more inside]
Is she a robot? A cyborg? An upload? That doesn't matter. What matters is that she's sleek and fast and elegant. Or maybe what matters is the human woman who shares her name and some curious parallels to her life. [more inside]