RT @ScrivenerApp: WordPunk article on what tech genre writers and editors use in their day to day writing/editing lives http://bit.ly/a0C3T2
Hm. It took me a minute to get there, but dubstep finally took control of my playlist last week. Digging Mount Kimbie hard. Andreya Triana? She’s up here courtesy of a Mount Kimbie remix of ‘A Town Called Obselete’. As for Cecilia Stalin - find her versions of Afro Blue. For a piece of music that’s been covered a zillion different times, she’s put a couple of interesting spins on.
Yes, I know it isn’t Friday yet. But you really should follow @Meryle11, even if only for her #studentwatch. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
"“Whatever,” I protest, “my life is extremely interesting and varied.” “Like hell it is. As soon as…"
'“Whatever,” I protest, “my life is extremely interesting and varied.”
“Like hell it is. As soon as you turn off this alarm you are going to check your email just to see if someone sought to contact you, or to discover if your little username was mentioned anywhere on the Internet last night. No?” Alfraser smiles slyly. “And then, between now and your return to this mattress, your life will be dedicated to tapping your soul into this informational machine of screens, messages, databases and images.”'
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“I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.” Dorothy Bohm
(Note: aberrations in the sky, courtesy of the window I was shooting through. My Photoshop-fu isn’t up to the task right now…)
You challenged me on the “pondering the relationship between language and reality” idea I tweeted back in June, linking to a post on Tim Reilly’s ‘Language is a Map’. Okay - so language doesn’t alter reality as such, but it can alter our perceptions of it, which is at least half of the argument. If our thinking can be described as the body of a river, our system of language is the riverbed that determines its course. If I can teach you (as in the universal you - ‘vous’) my language, then perhaps I can, however briefly, change the way you see the world. Isn’t this the potential of the best literature?
(Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s reference to the language of the Wintu of north-central California - a “cultural imagination in which the self only exists in reference to the rest of the world” - and the recent Radiolab podcast on Words that I keep yammering on about.)
- Turning Point: Aga Luczakowska - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
Okay, let’s see what’s next on my todo list…
Ahhh… I’ve got creator-buzz. Golden glow, adrenaline on steady flow. You know when you’re in that zone? Time to pwn.
23.58, and I’ve just remembered why I shouldn’t write press/marketing copy. I obsess over the words. 100 words, gazillionth draft. Facepalm.
"The man who merely at rare moments has this creative impulse and expresses that creativeness through…"
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Every time I have my camera out, we have a little back and forth. Mum likes to pose and present her best face, I want to catch her just as she is in the moment. Hope she likes this one.
An open hardware 3D printer that you can have in your home? Today? For only $500? Be still my beating #sci-fi heart… http://ow.ly/2rN6H
I hear that Twelve South’s Compass stand for the iPad will be in Apple stores through Europe by month end… Nice! http://ow.ly/2rbr4
Further to the biodegradable pens - DBA does a biodegradable extensible notebook set, which ships with pens included. Reminiscent of my all-time favourite (New Yorkers with any reasons to send me gifts, take note) - the linkable three-level StartHereNY notebook. Wearing my stationery geek-cred with pride.