Rob Beschizza
Rob Beschizza

About

Managing Editor of Boing Boing, storyteller and maker of strange internet things. I'm @beschizza on Twitter. Find me on facebook or email me at moc.liamg ta azzihcseb.

Articles

Boing Boing: zine, blog, and back again. A love of ‘Zine-style journalism, art, and abject nonsense is in our souls

Plagiarism claims roil chess coding scene. The hardest-fought battles in modern chess are between computers, but angry fights over who authored these cutting-edge number crunchers come a close second.

Dread Cthulu Leads His Cult. A message from our sponsors.

Friendly Darkness in the palace of Utopian fantasy. The comic that cured us of too much Tolkien.

The soundtrack to a story that doesn't exist. Solace, the latest album by Tettix, insinuates itself into one's thoughts.

A weekend with Microsoft's new console. The Xbox One is off to a rushed start: there just aren't enough good games and apps at launch.

The paintings of Saif Gaddafi. Many are sadly but necessarily photographed at oblique angles to make them more interesting.

Extremely mundane places in Minecraft. The world of Mojang is full of astonishing creations. I restore the balance.

Twitter's early-bird special on censorship. The company's newfound willingness to censor messages for foreign governments is a sad lesson for those emotionally invested in Silicon Valley's progressive pretenses.

What it's like at a major trade show. If nothing else, you won't be curious anymore.

Digitizing the past and present at the Library of Congress. The world's largest library uses the latest technology to study and scan ancient books, maps and other historical artifacts. It's an incredible archive made possible by technology.

MagicJack dials wrong number in legal attack on Boing Boing. Gadget maker MagicJack recently lost a defamation lawsuit that it filed against Boing Boing. The judge dismissed its case and ordered it to pay us more than $50,000 in legal costs.

Chip Sounds. The most accurate chiptune emulator yet, letting artists make authentic old-school tunes with the latest music-making software.

Stories

Hakim, the Masked Gamer of Minneapolis concerns internet madness, hate mobs, and the special happiness of farewells.

Nomen Ludi recalls an attempt to track down a mysterious computer game, barely-remembered from childhood, and the dark secret of why it is so hard to find.

Mixtape of the Lost Decade reveals the truth about the 19A0s, a forgotten interregnum between the 1970s and the 1980s so strange and beautiful that it was suppressed from our collective memory.

Such Bravery. The remarkable true history that inspired the most excellent arcade game of the last century.

The Mechanism Lost at Antikythera collects hitherto unknown correspondence between powerful minds—and hearts—of the ancient Mediterranean.

It is with great regret... A tribute to the genre conventions of Japanese-style computer roleplaying games

Gray's Shapes is about the puzzle of a young mathematician's death, leaving a life impossible to piece together and beautiful in its formless elegance.

They're made out of data. The problem with Tron 2 explained as flash fiction.

Spontaneous gadget generation amid mushroom rings in woods near Worthing, England. When I was a kid, I found a TRS-80 Model 100, a motorcycle and a giant pig in a forest clearing.

WIRED

Mile-High Skyscrapers and Floating Cities That Never Were. Promised skylines we never got to see -- and a few that may yet come to be -- as seen from the imagined eyes of those who live there.

Wi-Fi as a Hazard. Wi-Fi is the latest flash point in an unprovable health panic that's already arced from power lines to microwaves.

Fusion Experiments Show Nuclear Power's Softer Side. "Fusion has always intrigued me, but did not seem like the kind of thing you could do in your basement."