Saturday, March 3, 2012

blaze, the web, & write like a m*

the moment: inspired by photofriday's new challenge theme "Blaze".
& a link about the web:

"We, the Web Kids" by Piotr Czerski
this connects to the online community post below- i read the essay first in the German "Zeit". good to see it moving around the globe in different languages
"The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind."´

& following the theme of community, some more links, most of them arrived via mail from web friends:

DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column
#48: Write Like a Motherfucker
"Nobody is going to give you a thing. You have to give it yourself. You have to tell us what you have to say."

A Pure Slush city story
Impromptu - Karyn Eisler
"It was one of those clear March days when dozens of crows line the branches above the stop and defecate on unsuspecting folk waiting for the southbound #3 — a typical 2pm in Vancouver at the corner of Hastings and Main."

Lantern Review special feature:
Double Exposures: Documenting War at Home
A landmark, A symbol
Of my first two years and my first two thousand steps
On this world.

TedTalk - a story of 3 generations and changing home countries:
Tan Le: My immigration story
It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene — and not just okay, but something to be thankful for. … Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.


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