Gah-dang. Can't believe I haven't got an iPad yet. Can we sort that out soon, please? Flipboard for iPad http://ow.ly/2eIoz
Your calendar is your best friend (but are you using it properly?) - http://ow.ly/2cO5D
“I find that poems often start with a particular constellation of information that seem connected intuitively but the poem emerges as the connections become a little more conscious. I write to understand why and how all the parts fit”
How a Poem Happens: Connie Voisine
Also: “Poems are hard work in my world, and if they aren’t, I don’t trust them.”
7 things your blog should do - for anyone I've coached through the set up of their blog, and anyone else who has one... http://ow.ly/2dPKV
Young photographers (16-25): DigiSwarm needs you... http://ow.ly/2e39o
“I used to think when I was younger and writing that each idea had a certain shape and when I started to study Greek and I found the word morphe it was for me just the right word for that, unlike the word shape in English which falls a bit short, morphe in Greek means the the sort of plastic contours that an idea has inside your all your senses when you grasp it the first moment and it always seemed to me that a work should play out that same contour in its form. So I can’t start writing something down til I get a sense of that, that morphe. And then it unfolds, I wouldn’t say naturally, but it unfolds gropingly by keeping only to the contours of that form whatever it is.”
ANNE CARSON (via a bruise lifting)
Right. Time to learn a new language.
Have you voted for your preferred reps in the new Culture Forum? Voting closes today... (National Campaign for the Arts) http://ow.ly/2djcz
With the busy creative in mind, Kipu combines simple time-tracking and a social calendar with intuitive reporting... http://ow.ly/2bdrP
(via sniffyjenkins, cleversimon)
I’m always a little squeamish about reblogging the full text of a poem, but hot damn.
p.s. I’ve never really appreciated how beautiful the word “squeamish” actually is. Duly noted.
Waiting. Somewhere near Tottenham Court Road (London)
A window. Somewhere in London.
““Fear is like a crocodile, or a killer whale. It has the same untamable power, it has the same ability to really ruin our day, or even our whole life, and because we don’t know how to engage with fear, we don’t know how to react and respond to it, we try to make a bargain with fear- we try to make this deal with fear. And the bargain that we try to make is: I won’t take any risks, I won’t do anything really drastic, and in return, fear is gonna let me have my little life.””
– Chris Guillebeau, TEDxCMU
"...synchronisation is the difference between making a contribution or making a noise" http://ow.ly/2bcxo
Holga Digital? Purist, you may despair, and yes, you can question the philosophy of handicapping a digital tool to replicate the well-loved failings of Holga cameras, but I’d have one in my pocket in less time than you’d take to finish your well-formed, sensible argument. Good job, Saikat.
Back to the Southbank (London)
you work so hard to find your comfort zone, yet to produce greatness you have to continually work outside of it... http://ow.ly/2aEUh