Here in the Bay Area, there’s a truly magical space called the Prelinger Library. On any day it’s open, anyone can go into its vast space in SOMA and peruse the stacks. There are, inevitably, a few folks seated around a central table, trading ideas and showing offbeat ephemera for some research project or another.
In other words, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.
A couple of months ago, I was invited to give a presentation for PLACE TALKS, a series dedicated, very broadly, to exploring location-based topics.
Last night, I gave that talk. In it, I hit on a number of my favorite topics: “crazy” women, who gets to tell stories and why, and — you guessed it — video games. More specifically, I was drawn to the Winchester Mystery House in San Francisco, and how it looked a lot like architectural experimentation in The Sims.
‘Tis the season for ghosts, I guess.