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Does Twitch Plays Pokemon Give You Hope for Humanity?

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Published on Mar 5, 2014

You asked, and we delivered: a Pokemon episode!!! Specifically Twitch Plays Pokemon, which it turns out is a metaphor for ... well, lots of stuff. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a version of Pokemon Red controlled via chat on the video streaming site Twitch. And TENS OF THOUSANDS of people are playing this one game simultaneously! How can a group steer the direction of a game? And what can this tell us about anarchy vs democracy? (Maybe that the US government is a bit more like Pokemon than we realized.) Watch the episode to find out more!

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Hobbe's Leviathan on Project Gutenberg - http://bit.ly/NV8Aho

TPP Comment Sources:
BPICampus.com - http://bit.ly/NV8Ixn
CNET News - http://cnet.co/NV8N4r
Gamespot Commenter Jerrei - http://l.gamespot.com/NV8OoT

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IMG Bibliography

1:02 - Ken Sugimori - http://bit.ly/1ci6X91
1:15 - Bill Watterson - http://bit.ly/1ci76cs
1:19 - Benn Marion - http://bit.ly/1ci78B3
1:26 - George Henry Hall, "An Ideal Portrait of William Shakespeare." - http://bbc.in/1ci7bge
1:48 - http://bit.ly/1ci7h7B
2:07 - Blair Sayer, "Casual Friday." - http://bit.ly/1ci7ffT
2:37 - Andy Singer, "Culture Wars." - http://bit.ly/1ci7mbv
2:43, 2:54 - Abraham Bosse, "Fronstpiece from Levithan." - http://bit.ly/1ci7uYn
2:44 - John Michael Wright, "Thomas Hobbes." - http://bit.ly/1ci7B6i
2:52 - Beatboxsamurai and lwazi, "GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL." - http://bit.ly/1ci7DuX
3:10 - Get Milked, "The Social Contract." - http://bit.ly/1ci7GXA
3:14 - Ihon White, "A weroan or great Lorde of Virginia." - http://bit.ly/1ci7UxS
3:20 - The Unemployed Philosophers' Guild, "Calvin & Hobbes." - http://bit.ly/1ci7VBY
3:33 - themisfit, "Thomas Hobbes," - http://bit.ly/1ci7ZBI
4:31 Laura Howard, "Stop faffing about & just BLOODY GET ON WITH IT," - http://bit.ly/1ci81JV
4:39 - Purplemew, "twitch Plays Pokemon," - http://bit.ly/1ci80Wc
4:40 - Frenzied-Insanity, "NEW BATTLE STRATEGY," - http://bit.ly/1ci834u
4:41 - Alexis Royce, "Don't Give Up," - http://fav.me/d76xspk
4:44 - rsmv2you, "MAKE THE VOICES STOP" - http://bit.ly/1ci874c
4:53 - JohnMarkParker, "Order is Progress" - http://bit.ly/1ci87RP

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Comments:

Dun tay
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Philosophy Tube
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Thurston Sexton
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Brien Malone
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Jon Bohlinger
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David McNamara
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Andrew Conlon
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Ben Ferber
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sumtallbumdude
http://bit.ly/1iauSWa

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Music:

"Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm
"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Binaerpilot "Geeks"
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf
"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune - Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN


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