Breathing Machine: A Memoir of Computers

Breathing Machine: A Memoir of Computers

What if there were a world bigger than the one you can touch?

Leigh Alexander recounts a stormy adolescence alongside the mysterious early internet. From the surrealism of early video games to raw connections made over primitive newsgroups, from sex bots to Sailor Moon, Alexander intimately captures a dark frontier age.

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About The Writer

Leigh Alexander is news director of industry trade site Gamasutra, and author of the Sexy Videogameland weblog. Her monthly column at Kotaku deals with the cultural issues surrounding games and gamers.



In the past, she served as Kotaku’s Associate News Editor, and prior to that, ran Gamasutra’s sister site Worlds in Motion, covering the business of online games, social networks and virtual worlds. She chaired Worlds in Motion’s inaugural summit at the Game Developers’ Conference, and has consulted on subsequent summits.



She writes reviews, features and cultural commentary for a variety of outlets, and her work has appeared in Variety, Wired, Slate, The Escapist and Paste Magazine, among others.

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