Catching up

Solar Surfing in Opti Space, the latest release from Floor Is Lava (that’s me!), is now available in the App Store for iPad and iPhone. It is the greatest game-slash-musical-instrument ever made and you should totally play it.


Speaking of game/synth hybrids: I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but Chiptune Runner is part platformer, part step sequencer.


Possibly the longest ANSI art scroll ever, from Blocktronics.


Rafaël Rozendaal makes “liquid websites.”


A gallery of photos from an abandoned library in Detroit.


Gloria Steinem chimes in on our great national crisis, Miley Cyrus. Her advice? Don’t hate the player, hate the game:

Given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms … the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States. If a contest based only on appearance was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying, 'This is why China wins.' You know? It's ridiculous. But that's the way the culture is. I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists.

Sufjan Stevens doesn’t need Miley to clean up her act — just her grammar.