Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the...– Howards End by E.M. Forster: Chapter 22
Internet of Dreams: Let's Stay Together →
internet-of-dreams: “I just think that going onto the web was so good for me. It’s just sort of starting, but it’s a beautiful world…. I always like random access, and I like the idea that one thing relates to another. And this is part of the internet: It’s so huge, that it is really an unbounded world. And I think that if we keep our thinking caps strapped on, we could find something beautiful...
Social Dead Zone: "Better than a frozen head": The... →
socialdead: LivesOn – ”When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting…” I used to do this kind of thing quite a bit, finding echoes of SF in reality. Then the world changed almost overnight and science fiction-quoting cultural theorists weren’t so hot anymore. My department was dismantled… Read this. read this. read this.
PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK - 2013 (by visitor design)
I am amazed at how many really smart people don’t understand that you can...– Daniel Dennett’s seven tools for thinking oh, this is good. these are qualities all of my favorite people seem to have intuitively
A Cybernetic Meadow
internet-of-dreams: The intro to the 2001 Japanese film All About Lily Chou-Chou remains one of the most evocative depictions of notional space. For some reason the youtube box isn’t showing up inside tumblr. but it is so beautiful and you must watch. sundays are made for watching videos like this
Over the 20 years that followed, I found that being a woman put me at one remove...– How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’ - NYTimes.com there’s so much good here i wouldn’t know what to quote. but this line especially communicates something pretty powerful, so subtly
We learned so much about regulation with Google Health. It turns out, the...– Welcome to Google Island | Gadget Lab | Wired.com late to reading this, but oh wow is it worth it
AW: It is. Twitter is my city, my favorite city. I can talk to anybody I want...– ‘Twitter Is My City’ - By Jonathan Landreth | Foreign Policy
Internet of Dreams: o →
internet-of-dreams: After 666 comments, a friend of mine was kicked off Metafilter. That was ten years ago. He told me his old screennames over drinks a while back, and I spent the rest of the evening reading the archived posts. As “Settle” and later, “Kettleblack” he was often “cryptic and awkward,” …
One of the most moving pieces on everyday cyborg life I have ever read is Sharon Lehner’s essay “My Womb, the Mosh Pit,” which we published in Sexuality and Cyberspace. In fiercely intimate detail, Sharon described how she was introduced to, made familiar with, and ultimately separated from the fetus of her unborn child, entirely through sonogram images. Certain moments of that story—for example,...
In 1994, I joined a New York City–based text-only bulletin board called Echo, which at the time was unique in having a large percentage of women as users. In 1996, with Echo founder Stacy Horn, I co-edited a special issue of the journal Women and Performance, entitled “Sexuality and Cyberspace: Performing the Digital Body.” In that journal, I co-wrote an essay with a transgendered woman named...
Tumblr Tuesday facebook.com/tumblrtuesday In early 2012 I decided to take tumblr style impulse reblogging to Facebook. The result was a five month long action named Tumblr Tuesday. What started as a deluge of reblogged images evolved into a participatory recursive performance between multiple Facebook users, a flurry of screenshots, inside jokes and complaining bystanders – all absorbed and...
When the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word...– Travelling Through Layers: Inuit Artists Appropriate New Technologies | Soukup | Canadian Journal of Communication (via iamdanw)
WILLIAM GIBSON: Yeah, [the kids in arcades] wanted further immersion. They...– http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/livetranscript.pdf
WILLIAM GIBSON: One awareness I had when I began to try to write science fiction...– http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/livetranscript.pdf
When I meet Oxford in a very hushed library of a smart Manhattan hotel, I...– Twitter’s first star | Technology | The Observer ah, i always love seeing people you wouldn’t expect to be shy, being described as “shy” (see also: karen o)
In 2010, a friend mentioned on Twitter, “I’ve never read ‘The Great Gatsby.’” I...– I’m tweeting “The Great Gatsby” - Salon.com
"Fake realities will create fake humans"
internet-of-dreams: “Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves. So we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans.” - Philip K Dick (predicting, perhaps, the market for Twitter Non-People…)