Saturday, August 20, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
A word after a word after a word is power.
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Posted by Jack Saturday at 9:59 AM
Saturday, August 6, 2016
"It sounds terribly complicated, I know. And I suppose it's really not any better than a notebook."
"Then why all that guff? I don't get it."
"Because," she said carefully, sensing that despite his outward truculence he understood her, "it can happen that - if you practice this art - that the symbols you put next to one another will modify themselves without your choosing it, and that when next you call them forth, they may say something new and revelatory to you, something you didn't know you knew. Out of the proper arrangement of what you do know, what you don't know may arise spontaneously…"
"Hawksquill" and "Auberon"
from John Crowley's
Posted by Jack Saturday at 7:30 AM
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Cuts To The Chase
[...] the primary bias of the digital media environment is for distinction. Analog media such as radio and television were continuous, like the sound on a vinyl record. Digital media, by contrast, are made up of many discrete samples.
Douglas Rushkoff 07.07.16