The Painted Veil of Hiring, Recruiting, and Job Seeking

Notes: Presented below is a long overdue article originally planned to be the first part of a three-part treatment on the problems and solutions that are mission-critical to three parties: the hiring company, the recruiter, and the job seeker. My focus has since switched to some other stuff, such as writing a couple of books….

My Interactive Storytelling Book

So finally my Simplified Chinese translation of Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling 2nd Edition will soon be published by Posts & Telecom Press, one of the big-four information industry oriented publishing houses in China. I wouldn’t call the cover design aesthetically satisfying, but I’m not going to kill the cover designer either. I tried to…

Translating Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling

After making the final touches to the manuscript of a simplified Chinese edition of Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling 2nd Edition (CCoIS2), I have a lot in mind for reflecting. My conversion to a lazy but longing Interactive Storytelling pilgrim happened at around 2004, when the first edition of the book (CCoIS) was published. I…

The Social Web Is Broken: Instantly Interesting, Lastingly Boring

ABSTRACT The social web is broken. Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Path, whatever, app or web… you name it. They’re all the same: instantly interesting, lastingly boring. All we’ve got are social networks that are networked but not social, social media that is media but not social, social marketing that is marketing but not social,…