Building a Home Used to Be Easy—Especially in ‘The Sims’
To me, these never felt like steps to sprint through on the way to simulating life, but life itself.
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Tajja Isen (@tajjaisen) is the digital editor at The Walrus and a contributing editor for Catapult. She has written for Longreads, BuzzFeed, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and various other publications. Her first book, the essay anthology House On Fire: Dispatches from a Climate-Changed World (co-edited with Amy Brady), is forthcoming in 2021.
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