Facebook Posts: March 2009

March 2009
MARCH 31
Scott shared a link.

The New Storytelling: Multimedia Children’s Publishing – 3/30/2009 – Publishers Weekly
www.publishersweekly.com
Scott wrote on Rachel Self Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy birthday to Jeepers! Did he get the presents?
MARCH 30
Scott wrote on Kyle Rettberg’s timeline.
I did and she was really cute though her last name is escaping me for the moment. I need a yearbook.
Scott shared a link.

Intro to E-Lit: How Electronic Literature Makes Printed Literature Richer » Quarterly Conversation
quarterlyconversation.com
Hey just ran across this — one of my former students published a review of Katherine Hayle’s Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary in The Quarterly Conversation. It’s detailed, discursive and smart. Way to go, William!
Scott updated his status.
reise til Sverige.
MARCH 29
Scott updated his status.
finally finished the piece for Drunken Boat. Sending off files for GTA show and then packing for trip to Sweden.
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Robert Coover
www.writing.upenn.edu
A brilliant set of recordings of Robert Coover reading at the Kelly Writer’s house at Penn University, February 2009. Especially worth a listen: “In Anticipation of the Question Why Do You Write?'”
MARCH 28
Scott updated his status.
is struggling to finish a piece for Drunken Boat, months past deadline.
MARCH 27
Scott updated his status.
is laying plans for nordic digital culture.
MARCH 26
Scott updated his status.
thinks John (A. Boehner) is an appropriately named Republican from Ohio.
Scott wrote on Mark Marino’s timeline.
Right now you look like some dorky transparent guy with a cowlick.
Scott wrote on Mark Marino’s timeline.
Mark do you mind posting a photo of yourself on your profile again so that we know that you are really you?
Scott updated his status.
actually likes some of my friends who I don’t know and other friends who I don’t know I’m not sure if I like them or not because I don’t know them, you know?
MARCH 25
Scott updated his status.
kinda pissed off about a broken email server.
Scott shared a link.

Frequency Generated Poems
retts.net
I put together this collection of 2000 poems generated by Frequency for the Grand Text Auto exhibition that will open April 14 at the Krannert Art Museum.
Scott updated his status.
is 2000 poems later.
MARCH 23
Scott updated his status.
is generating poetry for an exhibition.
MARCH 22
Scott wrote on Mark Marino’s timeline.
Where are you man? Marino is a slavedriver.
Scott updated his status.
is sure the Lazer tag toy would be a big hit with the nephews, but doubtful their mother would approve.
Scott updated his status.
hanging with fam before Jill’s Grandad’s funeral. Sad occasion but great to reconnect with Ken’s progeny.
MARCH 20
Scott updated his status.
is cooking dinner for fam then going to see The Thing with Rasmussen.
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Wired Campus: No Time to Twitter? Hire a Work-Study Assistant (or Pretendto) – Chronicle.com
chronicle.com
Scandal. Intrepid reporter uncovers Professor Marino’s facebook/twitter fiction hijinks.
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3by3by3
3by3by3.blogspot.com
Cool constrained newspoetry site I have sometimes contributed to.

Scott wrote on Andrew Hutchison’s timeline.
chin chin! Have another great year.
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Things I have learned in my life so far
thingsihavelearnedinmylife.com
MARCH 19
Scott shared a link.

Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Go Obamas. I miss my New Jersey vegetable garden. We grow some strawberries, rosemary, and sage in our little patch of Norway, but tomatoes don’t get enough sun and the damned Iberian slugs eat everything else we plant.
Scott updated his status.
is revising proofs of articles in Digital Humanities Quarterly and Vagant, both coming out shortly.
Scott updated his status.
‘s daughter is teething.
Scott wrote on Mark Marino’s timeline.
hilarious
Scott updated his status.
is probably in bed.
MARCH 18
Scott shared a link.
Tokyo Garage
retts.net
This here is a total remix of the classic and elegant generated nature poem Tokoro Gorge by Nick Montfort. He wrote the code. I hacked the words.
MARCH 17
Scott updated his status.
Corned beef and cabbage.
MARCH 16
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is off grocery shopping with a milkdrunk baby.
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Anthropology Program at Kansas State University – Wesch
ksuanth.weebly.com
Jill and I just had lunch with Michael Wesch, the ethnographer / YouTube anthropologist behind “The Machine Is/Us” and other compelling projects.
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Op-Ed Columnist – The Culture Warriors Get Laid Off – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
How common sense and pragmatism during a time of economic hardship have sucked the wind from the intolerant campaigns of the religious right.
MARCH 15
Scott updated his status.
has a backache.
Scott wrote on Amy Kallio’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
Scott wrote on Megan Rettberg Smith’s timeline.
Hi Megan, I’m in a cafe getting a little work done, and Jill and Jessie are at Suzie’s. But send our love to everybody. You just missed them. We went on a tour of the Rainbow Warrior Greenpeace ship and then grabbed lunch in town.
Scott wrote on Rachel Self Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy Birthday, Rachel. I hope you are having a lovely one. I’ll take you out for Kampai, along with Eric and Megan and other people whose birthday I am missing while stranded in Norway, when we are back in June.
MARCH 14
Scott updated his status.
says there is of a sudden a mass profusion of crapplication output on my facebook page.
Scott updated his status.
is teaching his poetry generator to write concrete poetry.
MARCH 13
Scott updated his status.
thinks that asking everyone what is on their minds is going to totally screw the sentence structure of status messages on facebook.
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Science For Idiots
www.webyarns.com
Very amusing webyarn fom Alan Bigelow, about science.
Scott updated his status.
wonders how a baby who didn’t get up until noon could be zonked on my lap right now. Is Mommy doping the milk?
Scott updated his status.
is pretty happy with UiB right now — Jill and I both got our research funding proposals approved.
Scott updated his status.
on page 576 of Shadow Country, wondering if he has lost the ability to sustain immersion in 900 page novels.
MARCH 12
Scott updated his status.
is alone in the office, working away.
Scott wrote on Chuck Rybak’s timeline.
oh I changed the name of the file, so the instructions in the comments of the top are wrong. To run in in terminal, you would cd to whatever directory the file is in and then type ruby frequency_pgnew
Scott wrote on Chuck Rybak’s timeline.
Yep. I decided after teaching courses about computers and digital culture for the past seven years, it’s time I learn how to do a little bit of programming.
Scott wrote on Chuck Rybak’s timeline.
Chuck — I just emailed you the file. If you have a Mac, you can run the program from Terminal. Otherwise, if you open it in any text editor, you should be able to get an idea of how it works.
Scott updated his status.
is about to eat a grilled cheese, fried egg, olive and tomato sandwich.
Scott wrote on Eric Dean Rasmussen’s timeline.
I owe you an asskicking.
Scott updated his status.
is like a Turner landscape of a foggy river.
Scott wrote on Chuck Rybak’s timeline.
Do you teach in Manitowoc? I painted a house there once,
Scott wrote on Giovanna Di Rosario’s timeline.
Jessica will be there of course.
Scott wrote on Jared Simon’s timeline.
Jared — ditto to you on the kids. Looks like your wife is improving your gene pool.
MARCH 11
Scott wrote on William Vincent Crumley’s timeline.
Hey now, this is a family website. Don’t give Rohit any ideas.

Just kidding. I would pay Rohit to babysit and I have taught my daughter knife skills.
Scott wrote on Kevin Nylen’s timeline.
Thanks for the thank you card — hope you guys are enjoying your matrimony.
Scott updated his status.
likes spotify.com
Scott updated his status.
booked tickets for Barcelona in May.
Scott updated his status.
is irritated that the flight that he tried to book last night is now gone.
Scott updated his status.
is watching the baby dance.
Scott updated his status.
is doing that thing where you book travel on the computer and the travel site suddenly logs you out right after you are almost done and you say #$%!ing @#)!
MARCH 10
Scott updated his status.
Scott midway through impromptu international film festival. Swedish vampires, Russian secret police, French lovers
Scott wrote on Stacey Platko Tatem’s timeline.
Nice pics of the kids. They’ve got their own golf cart/tractor thing? Awesome! I didn’t get to drive until I was 15.
Scott updated his status.
is drinking a latte and whipping up some code.
Scott wrote on Alexa Fenske Hackett’s timeline.
Babyswimming is a blast. Jessie loves it. My wife comes too. She’s been going since she was 4 months old.
MARCH 9
Scott updated his status.
is off to babyswimming.
Scott shared a link.
THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube
thru-you.com
Awesome you tube remixes. Thanks, Simon.
Scott updated his status.
‘s travel funding for ePoetry in Barcelona came through. Yay for the Meltzer Foundation!
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www.vagant.no
www.vagant.no
Vagant — an excellent Norwegian lit/crit mag. I’ve got a piece on elit coming out in the next number, and they’ve done me the great favor of a careful translation.
MARCH 8
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GOOD COPY BAD COPY
www.goodcopybadcopy.net
Great documentary about filesharing and remix culture.
Scott updated his status.
snuck into the office for a few hours but will soon return home to cook for hungry wife.
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Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar – Filthy Fluno – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Art in Second Life.
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The bogus GOP claim that Obama is making war on the rich. – By Daniel Gross – Slate Magazine
www.slate.com
Scott updated his status.
is learning about yet another fantastic benefit of paying high taxes to Norway.
Scott updated his status.
saw the word “Marxian” in the NYT today and is contemplating the distinction between “Marxist” and “Marxian.”
Scott updated his status.
is catching up on rock geek chic.
MARCH 7
Scott updated his status.
is grateful for his siblings, without whom he would a complete loser at Scrabble.
Scott wrote on Mike Rettberg’s timeline.
Hope you’re eating some cake and not immediately throwing it up. Happy BDay!
Scott wrote on Ha Rothenberg’s timeline.
May you enjoy the onset of oldness, my friend.
MARCH 6
Scott updated his status.
is tweaking a twit for his moblog.
Scott updated his status.
wonders why the caged bird twitters.
Scott updated his status.
may soon twit.
Scott updated his status.
is also wondering if those who twitter are twits, or if they are twitterers or tweeters.
Scott updated his status.
thinks twitter messages should be referred to as “twits,” though wife insists that they are referred as “tweets.” Defies sense of logic and symmetria.
Scott wrote on Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
Scott updated his status.
is feeding Jessica milk, fighting her for control of the keyboard, and listening to Trout Fishing in America.
MARCH 5
Scott updated his status.
firefox upgrade wiped out my bookmarks.
Scott updated his status.
is making BBQ ribs.
Scott wrote on Robert Dolan’s timeline.
Hey Bob, good to see you sober on facebook. We’ll be in town this summer — first couple of weeks of June. Maybe Stuart can throw a little party in that famous basement.
MARCH 4
Scott updated his status.
is cursing inconstant servers.
MARCH 3
Scott updated his status.
‘s baby girl just peed all over the couch.
Scott shared a link.

Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work
www.youtube.com
Hilarious.
Scott shared a link.
poetryfoundation.org
poetryfoundation.org
A poet in the forefront of the field explores what is—and is not—electronic literature.

by Stephanie Strickland
MARCH 2
Scott updated his status.
wonders what happens when the whole world goes completely broke at the same time. Do we become more neighborly, or eat each other?
Scott shared a link.
www.cies.org
www.cies.org
Fulbright in American Lit at the University of Bergen.
Scott shared a link.
– IS
www.forskningsradet.no
Funding opportunity for PhD students and recent PhDs from European countries to have a research stay in Norway.
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North America – IS
www.forskningsradet.no
Funding opportunity for researchers in US to have a research stay in Norway.
MARCH 1
Scott wrote on Kyle Rettberg’s timeline.
light blue – doub letter, dark blue – trip letter, pink — doub word, red — trip word.
Scott shared a link.

Scott Rettberg – Poker Player Profile
www.pokerpages.com
Scott “ICEBERG” Rettberg — my poker playing Southern California google doppelganger.
Scott updated his status.
just realized he can play Scrabble on FB again, using Lexulous, which was Scrabulous.
Scott updated his status.
is messing around with his poetry generator.

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