Of Pastures RGB: Minecraft, the eerie pastoral, and broken nostalgia

This is the full script and bibliography I used when recording Episode 1 of my new Let's Play Essay series for Plymouth-based arts & humanities magazine Client Culture. On Virtual Land is a sight-seeing tour for the confined! An examination of digital landscapes and video game spaces! What does it mean for us to exist within these worlds? This text was originally written for a research project for Plymouth College of Art. It was used as a basis for improvisation so it may differ from the content of the video. Figure 1. rye-chip, 2019 A YouTube video (Figure 1), that has just reached over 2 million views as of Feb 19 2019, titled 'your family is asleep and you’re playing minecraft on a cool 2