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Ontological Geek Podcast: Episode 3 — Moral Bodies (+ Bonus)

After a hiatus, we’re back with Onto­lo­gical Geek pod­casts again. This time, Aaron Gotzon and I had former editor-in-chief Bill Coberly and Amsel von Spreck­elsen as guests, and our main topic was bod­ies as a locus of mor­al­ity in games, par­tic­u­larly sec­tions where con­trol in taken away from bod­ies and they are des­troyed in a spec­tacle, which at the same time is the out­come of a moral judg­ment, such as at the end of a duel, like in Mor­tal Kom­bat’s ‘fin­ish hem/her’ sec­tions. Besides that, we talk about Dar­ren Korb’s music in Bas­tion and Tran­sistor, and a vari­ety of other games. At the bot­tom of the page is a bonus music mix I made to accom­pany the main pod­cast; it’s full of body-crush­ing indus­trial tracks. Enjoy!

The Onto­lo­gical Geek Pod­cast: Epis­ode 3 — Moral Bod­ies by The Onto­lo­gical Geek on Mixcloud

Epis­ode 3 Bonus Mix — Fatal­ity by The Onto­lo­gical Geek on Mixcloud