Forums and instant mes­sages were the key medi­ums for speed run­ning the­o­ry to spread through the mid-2000s, but it remained a niche hob­by. Live video stream­ing, which took off at the begin­ning of this decade, has since made it a medi­um for mass con­sump­tion.

Mak­ing mon­ey as a Zel­da speed run­ner | Poly­gon

It’s real­ly inter­est­ing what stream­ing is doing to games… I love speed run­ning because it turns prod­ucts ini­tial­ly meant for con­sump­tion into instru­ments with which to per­form.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.