Pavel Soukenik

Art & Entertainment

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Originality and Ownership in Digital Art

The idea of owning an original digital art can be both intriguing and confusing. How do the concepts of originality and ownership transfer from physical to digital art? And are some historical works of art digital in nature?

What Makes a Schattenjäger

“A mix of good mystery, writing and music,” would be a correct answer. If you are thinking “What is a schattenjäger?” you will find the answer in the game series written by Jane Jensen. The first game, Sins of the Fathers, could not have appeared at a different time.

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Direction-Based Notation for Hive

A Thematic Symmetrical Notation System for the Hive Board Game

This notation system fulfills the following goals: (1) Games that are mirrored, rotated or played with reversed colors have identical notations. (2) Pieces of the same kind do not need to be tracked to be told apart. (3) Every move has only one notation.

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Interpreting 2001: A Space Odyssey

How Intentional Ambiguity Leads to Richer Interpretations

The impenetrable black monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey neatly encapsulates the qualities of the whole film. Its meaning is as opaque as its surface. The ambiguity of its function is the complete opposite of its clearly defined...