5 Interesting Links for 01-26-2018

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Interview (Dystopia)

An interview with William Gibson explores his theory behind the prevalence of dystopian literature as well as the current state of society.
http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/william-gibson-archangel-apocalypses-dystopias.html

Psychology (Video Games)

A look at the brain activity triggered by different types of video games with some interesting results.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/09/542215646/video-games-may-affect-the-brain-differently-depending-on-what-you-play

Technique (Writing)

A clear explanation of irony in its various types with examples to help avoid confusion.
https://blog.reedsy.com/what-is-irony/

Disability (Interesting People)

How The Black Crystal enjoyed during childhood changed a woman’s perception of her own disability later in life, along with how other movies enforce negative perceptions. Note: The article begins a little ways down the page as it is part of an anthology Kickstarter.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lynnemthomas/disabled-people-destroy-science-fiction-uncanny-ma/posts/1963610

Women (Programming)

How shifts in perception around programming and computers changed the number of women entering and succeeding in previously female-dominant coding fields.
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/21/357629765/when-women-stopped-coding

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