The poster for my talk as part of the Adventures in Culture & Technology series for the Centre for Culture & Technology at Curtin.
The talk has now been uploaded on SlideShare and the link is available from my main website: http://zigzaggery.edublogs.org/2013/10/24/slides-and-audio-for-send-in-the-robots/
Dear Amanda, I recently went to your Sydney concert at the Enmore Theatre. I must admit that a few friends had tried to get me to listen to your music and I wasn't really a huge fan, but after watching you're art of asking video on youtube and then seeing you in concert I have completely changed my opinion. You are one of the strongest human beings I have been around in a long time. I am transgendered and was having a hard time. You have inspired me to strive for better. Thank you.
you’re welcome. i used to say it back in the days of the dresden dolls and it still seems to hold true: the internet can’t capture the real thing. you have to come to a show to truly get it.
"the Internet can’t capture the real thing"
I met Harry the Harris Hawk on the way to the Conditions of Mediation pre-conference this morning (just around the corner from Euston Square tube station.
Harry is employed to scare away the pigeons from buildings and streets in various parts of London. He has to be kept on a very controlled diet… If he gets too light (and therefore hungry) it will be curtains for at least one pigeon (which is frowned upon in his line of work). Of course, if he gets too heavy, then he may just fly away for a holiday (having decided that freedom is preferable to free meat from his handler).
Homes for solitary bees in my mum’s garden. Most have been vacated now.
Photographs taken of work at the University of the West of England BA (Hons) Drawing and Applied Arts end of year exhibition. I liked the back of this piece as much as the front (back is heads of pins, front is the tips). The work is by Emma Bathsheba White who is based in Somerset: http://emmabathshebawhite.co.uk/
The sign read: ‘Hold stick near center of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt end next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion.’
'It seemed to me,' said Wonko the Sane, 'that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.'
From Douglas Adams’ So Long and Thanks for all the Fish.
Although my reaction does not relate to toothpicks, I am beginning to wish that I lived “Outside the Asylum” with Wonko the Sane.
Professors rarely say … ‘I’m checking my Facebook because opening Microsoft Word makes a small part of me wither and die.’So, this is pretty old now, but I just can’t go past that quote. I know all of this advice, but do I follow it? No, of course not. Maybe next week… http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/05/procrastination-on-writing-tomorrow-what-you-should-have-written-last-year.html
Butterfly on the bridle path, wouldn’t open its wings for me. Tadpoles in a pool by the stream, no legs yet, late season this year.
[F]orget that hypothetical reader and write about the things that are most interesting to you. Then, make it your mission to explain to readers why they should care about this thing you find interesting.Something important to remember from Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic (in an interview via Matter's Overmatter newsletter, which may be published at Medium in the future).