Jul 252015
Fuse Book Review: How Science Fared in the Enlightenment -- At the Halle Orphanage

Kelly Joan Whitmer does two things very well: she tells a vibrant tale of intellectual reform and shines a light on less prominent historical actors in the history of science.

Mar 302014
Fuse Review: Cyberarts's Art on the Marquee -- Digital Game Shorts for Now People

Whether art can comfortably exist in this thoroughly commercial frame is a question for the ages. Let’s say that whether this show succeeds is firmly in the eye of the beholder.

Aug 032013
Fuse Book Review: "Reading Ḥayy Ibn-Yaqẓān" — Rewriting the History of Ideas

“Reading Ḥayy Ibn-Yaqẓān” is a mesmerizing study that will enchant anyone interested in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural explorations of the history of science that transform the way we look at the past and the present.

Mar 202013
Fuse Visual Arts Review: Boston Cyberarts' "The Game's Afoot" -- Something Clever

None of these games engendered any suffering at all. They were already pre-designed for failure; a player has no chance of success. But isn’t part of the pleasure of gaming the repeated failures that, over time, lead to successes?

Jan 212013
Fuse Visual Arts Review: "City Of Work" — A Satirically Dystopic Vision of The Daily Grind

Artist Michael Lewy’s comprehensive, clever and surprisingly humorous take on an imaginary experimental settlement explores the ramifications of having human potential promptly assessed and harnessed for work, and work alone.