Adriana Knouf's blog
Many people have had an account on "tumblr":http://tumblr.com for a while now. But I'm getting to it late. Basically tumblr is a service that is designed to let people post short snippets--of text, links, photos, audio, etc.--on a special site, leaving their blog for longer posts. For me, it's great, as there are a ton of things that I look at during the day, that I'd like to write about, but aren't worth an entire blog post. Plus, it's a good way for me to keep track of the myriad things I look at during the day for research and stuff.
I just came across, by accident, an amazing group from the UK called "Tunng":http://www.tunng.co.uk/. People call what they do "folktronica"...I don't care what the name is, I just love it.
I'm incredibly happy to write that my paper was accepted for "ISEA 2008":http://isea2008.org/! ISEA stands for the "International Symposium on Electronic Art":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Society_for_the_Electronic_Arts and is one of the premier new media/digital art/emerging technologies conferences out there.
... you begin to wonder what power any individual has over the process anymore. "Kucinich was barred from the NBC debate tonight":http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/nbc-wins-battle-over-debate/index.html?hp, as, according to the network, "there are only three viable candidates". Of course, when you are judge and jury you _can_ decide what number of candidates there are, independent of reality. As many in the NY Times thread rightly point out, it is within NBCs right to decide who to invite or not.
This is the first in hopefully a number of posts about various crafty things I've made and will make. I've mostly been someone who just thinks and writes in my life, i.e., a boring academic. Minus the music playing, of course. But high school and college were filled with the reading of books and sometimes-intriguing, often dulling research papers. Sure I performed experiments, which are a craft of their own, as any
STS researcher can tell you.