Facebook Posts: June 2009

June 2009

JUNE 30
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in Kristiansand until the 4th.
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hooray for Al Franken, an appropriate nail in the GOP coffin.
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working on a grant and planning a symposium on collaboration, remix, and database-driven art forms.
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A friend of mine has two tickets for the U2 show September 12th at Soldier Field in Chicago — Section 235, row 7, 2 seats together, mid row. She can’t use them and is selling them for face value. Drop me a line if you want to get in touch with her.
JUNE 29
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went on a spending spree and purchased two Wilco tickets, a Ninky Nonk Train, and Chuck Ryback’s chapbook Tongue and Groove.
JUNE 28
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spent more than two hours watching the Cubs fall over their own shoelaces while the blackshirts gloated. Should have rented a movie instead.
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poesiefestival berlin 2009: POESIS: Sprachspiele
www.literaturwerkstatt.org
Digital poetry exhibition in Berlin this summer.
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working on an article about editing the Electronic Literature Collection for the German journal SPIEL: Siegener periodical for International Empirical Literature Study.
JUNE 27
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contemplating a trip to Oslo for the Wilco show, August 13th.
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First Listen: ‘Wilco (The Album)’ : NPR Music
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loves the fact that Schoolhouse Rock is on YouTube. Jessica loved conjunction junction and lolly lolly lolly get your adverbs here, though she thought nouns and verbs were kind of boring on their own.
JUNE 26

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revised my 2008 MLA essay for submission to ebr.
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saw jellyfish in the fjord this morning.
JUNE 25

Scott wrote on Barbara Rettberg’s timeline.
Thanks for the father’s day gift, Mom. It arrived today. I like the shirt — looks great, and no sequins, so I’ll actually wear it. Just tried to call but got a busy signal. Had a great day with the kids — took them up Ulriken and to the water park, and the weather is phenomenal. If Bergen were like this year-round, I’d move here in heartbeat — of course, I already live here, so that’s sort of beside the point. Hope all is well back home.
Scott wrote on Matthew Self’s timeline.
Hey Matthew, good to see you here. Looks like the triplets are thriving. All is well here in Norway. Today we have weather than almost makes up for the 290 days a year it rains. Hope to see you and meet the clan sometime stateside.
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is taking the girls to the water park for some waterslide action.
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is taking the cable car up Ulriken with Aurora and Jessica.
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feels a little bad for the KFC guy for getting into all this trouble. First he turns down a huge pile of federal money even though his people want stimulation, then he has to go all the way to Argentina to pitch his special recipe after all the health nut
JUNE 24
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spent most of the day doing accounting.
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it’s 12:30 and it’s still not dark out. Every once in a while this time of year, the long days of the northern summer still sort of freak me out.
JUNE 23
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beautiful baby / in a rainbow striped blouse / stained with blueberry yogurt / bottle in the crook of her arm / sated and content / ear to my heart / in the crook of my arm / all is well
JUNE 22
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actually had no idea that there were candy-flavored cigarettes. While I agree that it is a wholly bad idea that should be banned, I’m amazed I never smoked one in the whole of my riotous youth, I’m kind of curious about what flavors they come in. Do they
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looking forward to bringing Maestro home today.

JUNE 21

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going to a farm with Jill and Jessica.
JUNE 20
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Cubs, go.
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thinking about Maestro, who has been at the vet all week getting fluids. Hopefully we’re buying him a little more good time afterwards.
JUNE 19
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Unknown Krannert 20090609
Unknown Artist – Unknown Album
Unknown Krannert 20090609
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The Unknown live at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, on June 9, 2009.
Scott wrote on Jeff Lemberger’s timeline.
Hey have a great bday.
Scott wrote on Scott Hermanson’s timeline.
Happy birthday man. You look like a bottle of Evian.
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DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: Communitizing Electronic Literature
www.digitalhumanities.org
DHQ 3.2, including “Communitizing Electronic Literature” is now published. “Communitizing Electronic Literature” is a revised and expanded version of the talk I gave at the ELO’s 2008 Visionary Landscapes Conference. In it, I try to lay out what I think are the principle issues confronting the field of electronic literature today, and to establish what I think is at stake within it.

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is planning the 2009 Unknown Ivy League Tour with Talan Memmott. The elit performance event of October 2009, coming to an elite east coast institution of higher learning near you, if you live in the area.
JUNE 18
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notes that he has never been invited to serve on the “Assembly of Experts” in Iran, in spite of his numerous qualifications.
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actually being back in the office during normal work hours after my parental leave, getting stuff done.
JUNE 17
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could use a nap.
Scott posted a link to Jeff Lemberger’s timeline.

Gourmet dinner with Chef Jeff
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Thanks for the great meal last week, Jeff. I’m impressed. Keep at it. It’s great that you’ve found a profession you can be passionate about. I sent you a few prints in the mail. Look forward to catching up again soon.

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Don’t get in the way of his TV interview: Obama kills annoying fly, then keeps going — chicagotribu
www.chicagotribune.com
Add this to the list of Republican complaints. Obama *would* hurt a fly.
JUNE 17
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up way early with jetlag baby,
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Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
Scott wrote on Lois Borkowski’s timeline.
Happy birthday, Aunt Lois.
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is back in Bergen, two flights and a nine hour layover in Frankfurt later. Jessica is a trooper.
JUNE 14
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had a fun evening with all the Rettberg kids. Kind of bummed we’re headed back to Bergen tomorrow night (with a nine hour stopover in Frankfurt).
JUNE 13
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“LIVEABLE” for 184 points on two triple word scores. woot.
JUNE 12
Scott wrote on Stacey Platko Tatem’s timeline.
Congrats, Dave and Stacey. I can’t believe you’ve already been married for a decade.
JUNE 11
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just had Indian food with Rob Wittig.
Scott wrote on Eric Rettberg’s timeline.
When are you kids rolling into town?
JUNE 10
Scott shared Paul Rettberg’s photo.

Some shots I took of Jessie yesterday- more on Flickr
Beautiful shot Paul took of Jessie.
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loves a decent Unknown reading.
JUNE 9
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Reading with William Gillespie from the Unknown tonight at the U of Illinois at art+design building (attached to the Krannert Art Museum) in room 229. Recession-proof free entertainment.
JUNE 8
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&Now Conference: October 14-17 2009, Buffalo NY
www.english.buffalo.edu
&Now is a great festival of experimental writing. This year it will be held at Buffalo, and Robert Coover will the featured speaker. Steve Tomasula, one of organizers and a creator of wonderful strange fiction, emailed me asking to specifically encourage electronic writers to submit. The deadline for submissions is next week, June 15th. I’m going to look into my schedule — hoping I can be there.
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looking for suggestions — what are the most interesting network-based database art, poetry, or narrative projects you’ve run across (or participated in)?
JUNE 5
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happy about news on two grant applications — a small grant funded and a European grant past the first review round.

JUNE 4
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headed to the Morton Arboretum with Aunt Deb, Jessie, and Mason.
JUNE 3
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will attempt to disc golf with baby bjorn.
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feeling an anniversary well-celebrated.
Scott wrote on Eric Rettberg’s timeline.
Eric, when are you back home? We want to do the Kampai birthday lunch with you and Meg. Are you back Friday the 12th? If so, let’s pencil it in.
JUNE 2
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Thanks to my wife Jill for two of the best years of my life, and many more to come.
JUNE 1
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is proud of Jessica for going from her first few steps to walking across the room in a matter of days. It’s a whole new kind of mobility.

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