Friday, May 28, 2010
real life transitions & postcards
next Monday, i will meet a fellow author in real life: Karyn from Vancouver. we will meet in Vienna. and both are excited about this transit from virtual connection to real life meeting.
Karyn is in Europe already, in Hungary. we phoned on Wednesday. (my first phone call to Hungary).
"i sent you a postcard," Karyn said.
"cool," i answered. and then remembered the collaboration that initiated the contact between us: a story / postcard collage for the qarrtsiluni Economy issue, in the form of a pop-reflection on postcards as a medium which embodies economy of words (few) and form (small).
sounds abstract and sophisticated? it really isn't. the postcard starts with "Dear _____, You made me promise to send you a postcard, remember? Well here it is."
the whole thing is up here: 'Dealing With Family and Friends'.
we even joked about starting a print-edition of those postcards back then, for tourist hot-spots.
well. today it arrived. and blew me away. Karyn's postcard. or rather: her series of postcards.
THANKS THANKS THANKS!
this is awesome.
(and yes. we definitely plan to send some collaborate real life postcards from Vienna.)