Updated blog is now at Interference Patterns. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Happy Buy Nothing Day!!!
Now, get out there and Stop Shopping!
Or, join me for the NEPA-Whirl Mart at 11am and 1pm.
NYT Article: a blogging gender gap?
The allure of blogging lies in the thrill of circumventing the establishment, of being able to publish worldwide without having to be an op-ed columnist or a famous writer. Blogs can be nurtured at all hours of the day and night - an advantage for anyone juggling work and children. Virginia Postrel, one of the few women who is commonly listed among well-known bloggers, points out that blogging is actually quite friendly to women.
"You don't have to be part of quite literally an old boys network," said Ms. Postrel, a former editor of Reason magazine (and a contributor of monthly Economic Scene columns for this newspaper's business section).
Her point made the seeming dearth of women all the more a mystery. Was there really a gender gap in Blogville? The answer, I soon learned, was complicated. And it was wrapped up in knotty issues like the power of celebrity, the male tilt of the computer industry, the grip of sexual stereotypes (women keeping diaries, men droning on about politics) and the preciousness of time - specifically, the fact that women with children and jobs have almost none to spare.
Which is interesting, becuase I actually assumed it was just the opposite--that more women than men were blogging. The woman who got me into blogging is, well, a woman. I know a couple others through her--women. Lemme think.....Boing Boing. Three guys, but now they've got Xeni. I dunno.....
EyeCandySome of my artwork is now on-line. (link over in the links section, too)
It's a start. Comments, suggestions, lemme know.
Oh? You want to know if anything's for sale?
I'M AN ARTIST, GODDAMIT, NOT SOME SORT OF TIN-PLATED GREEN-HORNED FANCY-SCHMANCEY MONEY-GRUBBING JOHNNY-COME-LATELY.
On the other hand, if the price is right.....
KINSHASA, Congo — The World Health Organization confirmed an outbreak of flu in rebel-controlled northern Congo, and the country's health minister said Tuesday more than 500 people have died.
It's THE STAND meets Michael Crichton. without commericials, Jeff Goldblum, or CGI.
Which reminds me, I was in Tom Flannery's play about the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, The Spanish Lady, this summer. It was hot. Anyway. I played a soldier who died in bootcamp.
How many died? 675,000 in 10 months.
That is, 675,000 Americans. Worldwide, tens of millions.
Nope. I didn't hear about it in school, either.
For one thing: I'm packing to move.
For another thing, I've been working on the Jim Munroe/PAST DUE thing. I love seeing my name in print:
"[Jim Munroe] sent a call [to 1,500+] that said, 'I'm going to be going across the States again and if you can help find a venue and do a bit of promo, I'll probably come to your town.'" Out of the 17 or so invitations he received within two days, one was from AFA Gallery Performance Coordinator Michael Paulukonis. According to Munroe, Filmmaker Michael Moore recently utilized similar tactics to raise grassroots support for his new film Bowling for Columbine.
"Sometimes I really do get tired of the hype around the Internet," admitted Munroe, "you know, about how its going to revolutionize our lives and all that stuff. But it's been really enlightening for me in some cases to find out what it is that really works."
Thanks to Alicia Grega-Pikul for a great article.
On tuesday at 4:15 I got a call at work from John Baldino, saying they'd had a cancellation, could I be at the studio at 5:30 to tape a 15-segment to promote the show.
I had been planning to stay late for some overtime....
So, anyway, I'll be on PAX-64's Northeast Current at 6am on Sat, Nov 24. That's Adelphia 8, for you cable-junkies. I am still proudly cable-free.
One of the (to me, still, anyway) weird things about taping these shows for John, is that even though they are taped, they pretend they're live. IE, we always have to say "good morning", even though we're taping at 6pm at night. Or how we kept referring to "tomorrow night".... My Dad had the slot after me (he had been scheduled the week before, and was a bit surprised to see me ther...) to promote the Afa Gallery's annual Holiday Auction (our major fundraiser of the year). He tripped-up once or twice when he had to say "tonight," referring to next saturday.... At least he didn't mug for the camera like I seem to do every other minute! (hey, Dad, you're going to be taping this for me, aren't you? the cable-free thing, and all...)
and a mailto: link to my image.
Not if border="0". Thanks, Chloe!
this is long gone
The Banner Art Collective creates, collects, and distributes net.art and poetry within the limitations and context of web advertisements.
Banner art also forces viewers into a position of enpowerment; as they discover banner art, they will become aware of the both the pervasion and possibilities of advertising space on the web, experience new art in new contexts, and be granted a sort of patron status, as they can host on their own websites work they find compelling.
I'm hoping to rotate a few on my site in the future. The first is from Ana Maria Uribe--a visual poet and web artist born and living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1997 she started a series of Anipoems, or Web based animated visual poems, where she picked up some of the ideas of her Typoems or typographic poetry, which had been typed many years earlier with the Lettera 22.
"Zoo" is one of my Anipoems or animated visual poems. Anipoems are not interactive or generative, nor do they make use of scripting. "Zoo" is exceptional in the fact that, to comply with international web banner standards, I included buttons to start and stop the action. So it is my first - however little - interactive Anipoem.
PAST DUEJim Munroewas managing editor at Adbusters before writing the novels Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask and Angry Young Spaceman, and runs the indie book resource site nomediakings.org from his home in Toronto. His new book about the year 2036, Everyone In Silico, contained so many mentions of corporate brands that he decided to invoice them for product placement. When they failed to respond, he wrote pointed and amusing Past Due letters.
Todd Dills was reared in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after which point things become a little unclear. Suffice it to say that he is at present residing in Chicago, IL, where he writes and edits THE2NDHAND, a broadside and electronic home to stories told by humans under the mantra: literate apes unite! He will be reading, with all the campfire bluster he can muster, from a shiny new collection called For Weeks Above the Umbrella.
Joe Meno is a lucky man living an outer space dream. His novels are Tender as Hellfire and How the Hula Girl Sings. His work has been broadcast on National Public Radio and serialized on playboy.com. He is a three-time winner of the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association award, one gold prize for Best Traditional Fiction, one silver for Best Experimental Fiction. He will be reading from his books without ukulele accompaniment.
NEPA native Doug Smith will accompany Larry Semon's 1920 comedy short The Grocery Clerk with solo acoustic bass. Doug has made a full-time living as a musician for over 30 years, playing Dixieland, Big Band, Jazz, and “Society Music.” His main field of interest is totally improvised solo and group interactive music.
Press Releases, Press Packets, Press Passes, Pressed Pants, Pressed for time.... I've been keeping busy at any rate. I want this thing to go well.
You know, I don't really know. Maybe I'm like my mother, I've got to be busy all the time--though God knows I'd love a real vacation. I always seem to be taking days off to prepare for a show or recover (I think I'm taking half a day after this one!).
I really keep doing it though, so I can't complain. So many people say (not just here in NEPA--but everywhere you go) "there's nothing to do" "this is so boring" "I wish someone would do [XXXX]".
Well, I'm doing it. And so can you. And that's Jim's point.
I'll be doing a multiple WHIRL-MART. Check out more pertinant info over at the NEPA-WHIRL blog.
Also, I've been working on my HTML and DreamWeaver. Still going poorly, but better! I managed to change the table-widths around in NEPA-WHIRL all by myself!
yes! And, next week, I'll be learning to tie my own shoes!
Towers of Babble-->Godzilla
Build Build Build
saw a book in half
bed of books
everything in bag
row-aisle-line of books
b-->cut a book in half
(cut grapefruit) ???
-cut in half
[alpha bits] (FINIS)
Oh, yeah--somebody also wrote "Hi!" on there. I think it was my girlfriend (who wrote some references to "Baby 'Zilla" on [SIDE ONE]). Or, it coulda been me. Who knows.