Elsewhere: Netflix is Sorryish, Elevation starts a Conversation, PETA and Porn, and Seinfeld the Oracle of Facebook

Jason
Netflix recently offered a mea culpa regarding their recent pricing changes and announced that they’re spinning their DVD-by-mail business into a brand new company called “Qwikster”. Not surprisingly, a lot of folks got ticked off by the announcement, but Dan Frommer offers “10 things to remember about Netflix while scratching your head about Qwikster”.

Gamers solve a problem in three weeks that scientists couldn’t solve in a decade: “The gamers achieved their discovery by playing Foldit, an online game that allows players to collaborate and compete in predicting the structure of protein molecules.”

Alan
My column this week on Elevation Church’s Auto-tuned version of “All Creatures of Our God and King” received several responses from websites and blogs: at Collide Magazine, Scott Mclellan quotes my column, raises some questions, and starts a fruitful conversation, which I join in the comments; Scott continues the discussion with another post focused on “audience” and worship; The Screaming Room and Andrew Conard at Thoughts of Resurrection both posted on my column and drew some interesting comments as well.

Drew
This is not your average story of an NFL player.

PETA plans to launch a pornographic website to promote animal rights.

Kurt Willems wonders why Christians are so Unoriginal sometimes.

Warco: A first person shooter where the player wields a camera instead of a gun.

Perhaps all the information at our finger tips is not really broadening our intellectual pursuits after all.

Those terrible boss battles in Deus Ex: Human Revolution that I have been writing about were actually outsourced!

Rich
Must-read videogame review of the week: “Rock of Ages accomplishes the somewhat nihilist, post-structuralist, post-modernist task of so much contemporary art: it actually makes us feel less empowered, less sublime.”

Here’s an article I wrote for Paste about Faith, Choice, and the Higher Power of El Shaddai.

Seinfeld knew about Facebook well before any of us did.

Here is a browser-based game that is meant to teach kids philosophy. So why can’t I, an adult, stop playing? Because it’s amazing.

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