Leigh Alexander

Apple

Who Needs a Tarot Reading When We Have Predictive Keyboards?

Get your predictions for the year by letting your iPhone's QuickType feature choose what to say.
Leigh Alexander
1.14.17
kickstarter

How This Fine Art Occultist Makes Four-Dimensional Glyphs

Eliza Gauger explains her process for creating Problem Glyphs.
Leigh Alexander
11.6.16
text

I Tried Astral Projection in a Flotation Tank and All I Got Was a Text Message

Of course I'm going back.
Leigh Alexander
9.18.16
tech

Why We Still Practice Superstitious Rituals With Our Technology

How much do you know about the tech you use, and how much do you assume?
Leigh Alexander
9.4.16
Facebook

Why the Rumor That Facebook Is Listening to Your Conversations Won’t Die

Is my social network using my inbuilt mic to spy on me? No, but it sure does feel that way.
Leigh Alexander
7.31.16
alcohol

I Used Emoji Spellcasting to Prevent a Hangover

One emoji spell is used to destroy the capitalist state and usher in the era of gay space communism.
Leigh Alexander
7.23.16
Social Media

I Asked a Witch to Help Me With Social Media Overload

If the stars might offer an explanation for the state of the world, could they also suggest a means to help us cope with the cultural overload and the helplessness so many of us feel?
Leigh Alexander
7.16.16
occult

I Was Brainwashed by a Feminist Digital Cult Leader

Unicole is the leader of UNICULT, which she describes as a communal framework for promoting joy.
Leigh Alexander
6.25.16
columns

The Final Word on ‘The Phantom Pain’, a Video Game About Video Games

It's one of 2015's greatest commercial and critical hits. Leigh Alexander unpicks what makes <i>Metal Gear Solid V</i> work, and where it goes wrong.
Leigh Alexander
10.26.15
Leigh Alexander’s Understanding Games

The Final Word on ‘The Phantom Pain,’ a Video Game About Video Games

It's one of 2015's greatest commercial and critical hits. Leigh Alexander unpicks what makes 'Metal Gear Solid V' work, and where it goes wrong.
Leigh Alexander
10.26.15
Games We Played

‘Desert Golfing’ and Video Gaming’s Gradual March to the Other Side

You'd never want to actually golf in a desert, but Justin Smith's <i>Desert Golfing</i> is one of my most important game experiences of 2014.
Leigh Alexander
12.19.14
VICE vs Video games

Working in Video Games This Year Was a Long, Brutal Slog

I&#39;ve received some death threats—and some stalkers, no less obnoxious for their sophomoric tactics—because I have consistently asserted that games are for everyone.
Leigh Alexander
12.19.14
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