In this episode of The Archipelago, Leigh Alexander talks about the evolution of the internet over time and how it affects us, the conclusions drawn from having moved our lives online during the pandemic, digital memories, magical thinking in the online world, and toxic gamer culture following Gamergate. Leigh Alexander is a narrative designer whose credits include “Her Majesty” and “Game of Thrones” from the acclaimed “Reigns” video game series. Her work studies all aspects of the digital and is spread between writings in outlets such as The Atlantic, the Columbia Journalism Review and Vice, a podcast on The Guardian, fiction, as well as books.
What is The Archipelago?
A 60-minute talk show featuring theorists, artists and writers contemplating on the cultural moment. The Archipelago follows ideas that erupt from the abyss of human activity, diverse and divergent at first, before congealing into a new pensive framework. A podcast series as an archive of differing viewpoints, blending together into an imaginary production of the future.
Hosted by Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou