Facebook Posts: October 2009

October 2009

OCTOBER 30
Scott updated his status.
I encourage facebook to radically change their interface in new and interesting ways which confuse and surprise me more each time I log in. Have they considered, for instance, a persistently variable color scheme, or assigning me new friends at random?
Scott shared a link.

The Wilco Loft – LoftLife Magazine – The Loftstyle Guide to Life in the City
loftlifemag.com
Wilco’s pad in Chicago.
Scott updated his status.
a few hours on twitter have only confirmed my creeping sense that I’m being followed
Scott shared a link.

Je Mange la Ville » The Best Sauce Ever: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Jus
www.jemangelaville.com
This looks good.
Scott wrote on Elizabeth Losh’s timeline.
Gratulerer med dagen!
Scott updated his status.
Jill said I need to start twittering if I’m going to write about social media. So now I’m scottrettberg on twitter tweet tweet tweet.
OCTOBER 29
Scott updated his status.
thinks the H1N1 vaccination program is part of a secret plot to socialize medicine. The next thing you know, they’ll start putting fluoride in the water.
Scott updated his status.
is impressed that Google translate is able to make my cousins comprehensible.
Kyle Rettberg posted something via mobile.
Happy birthday, Scottie. I can’t possibly top Matt Rettberg’s message. That was cool.
OCTOBER 28
Scott shared a link.
By T.R. Reid — Five Myths About Health Care in the Rest of the World – washingtonpost.com
www.washingtonpost.com
This is sane.
Scott updated his status.
Thanks everyone for the bday wishes — I’m celebrating by filling out the forms and getting all the documentation together for my Norwegian residency permit. whoohoo!
Jamie Damato Migdal posted something via mobile.
Rock on Birthday Boy!

Sherri Balke posted something via Birthday Cards.
OCTOBER 27
Scott updated his status.
Coletrane would not be a bad first name for a boy of mine.
Scott wrote on Joe Futrelle’s timeline.
Eat some cake Joe, and imagine me hurling furry mascots of good cheer, yellow round creatures emblazoned with smiles, towards you.
Scott updated his status.
my wife and daughters are awesome. Jill’s trying to make a red velvet cake, because when she asked what kind of cake I wanted (I’m not really that into cake) I just wanted to give her something challenging she could work with. Jessica can say “Moonh” and “Stah” and has been giving me extra hugs all week. Aurora is working on a screenplay for her drama class.
OCTOBER 26
Scott updated his status.
the pilots are on laptops, air traffic control, updating their status somewhere over central Wisconsin.
Scott updated his status.
just saw Brief Interviews with Hideous Men at the film festival. I wasn’t sure how they could pull of a film version of that book, but I thought it turned out really well — the way the director sort of de-anonymized the voices in the book, using a lot of long close-ups and character actors, actually made for a more powerful film, and it was just as funny in the funny parts as the funny parts of the book.
OCTOBER 25
Scott updated his status.
scallion pancakes are the achievement of the day. Also, six board books before 5 PM.
OCTOBER 24
Scott shared a link.

sushiday.com
sushiday.com
Some great Maki recipes.
Scott updated his status.
tonight we made sushi at home — you can get really excellent salmon in Norway, filleted and packaged on the boat within a couple of hours of being caught, so we used that for philadelphia rolls, along with shrimp and caviar nigri, california rolls, etc. Wasn’t as hard as I thought. and it tasted great. If I could only find a good eel provider for my unagi.
Scott posted a link to Elektronisk litteratur i Norden’s timeline.

The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice | Bergen, Norway:
elitineurope.net
We are hosting a conference on the Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art at UiB from Nov. 8-10.
Scott updated his status.
confession: while ebr is probably my favorite online literary journal, reading it for more than a half hour gives me a headache. I want a “read PDF” button. After about 10 minutes, I loathe the pink background (or the green, or the blue). I want my hardcore lit crit in black and white.
Scott updated his status.
should really try to make at least one movie this week during the Bergen International Film Festival.
OCTOBER 23
Scott updated his status.
successfully cooked a large artichoke.
Scott shared a link.

Top FPS
www.youtube.com
Here’s another one — Machinima taking protoganists of best-selling first-person shooters, and turning them into reality TV contestants.
Scott shared a link.

The Dumb Man (**Main Project 2008)
www.vimeo.com
This is one of the machinima I thought was most interesting of those shown by Linn Søvig last night — an adaptation of a Sherwood Anderson short story done in Second Life.
Scott updated his status.
enjoyed Machinima Night 3 in Bergen tonight.
OCTOBER 21
Scott shared a link.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing | Department of English | Virginia Tech
www.english.vt.edu
Creative writing in New Media: Kathleen Fitzpatrick recently emailed me wondering if there were any MFA programs where creative writers could do a graduate degree focused on electronic literature. I could only think of Brown off the top of my head, then it occurred to me that Ed Falco is teaching at Virginia Tech in their MFA program, where they also publish New River. But I wonder if any of my facebook friends might be aware of other MFA programs the emphasize or at least welcome creative writing in digital media? Seems like there should be more of them.
OCTOBER 19
Scott updated his status.
Had a great afternoon with Jill and with my 1 1/2 year-old baby girl, who has given me the best 18 months of my life.
Scott shared a link.
MORPHEUS 11
www.morpheus11.com
Morpheus Biblionaut — a new e-lit piece by William Gillespie, developed beautifully in Flash by Travis Alber, with audio by David Schmudde. Well worth the 20 minutes to watch/read.
OCTOBER 18
Scott updated his status.
Trusting the free market to cure the American health care system is like trusting cannibalism to cure obesity.
OCTOBER 17
Scott updated his status.
is cooking up a little reindeer in goat cheese to celebrate autumn in Norway.
OCTOBER 16
Scott updated his status.
home!
OCTOBER 12
Scott updated his status.
Chicago-Frankfurt-Bergen-Oslo
OCTOBER 11
Scott shared a link.

Rachel Maddow: The Nobel Prize & Obama Derangement Syndrome
www.youtube.com
Great perspective.
Scott updated his status.
at breakfast at the Hilton, I listened to the conversation at the next table, where a middle-aged man calmly enlisted the participation of a couple in their fifties in his “pear tree retirement” pyramid scheme. At the end of his speil, he asked them to pick up the tab.
Scott updated his status.
is heading to the Harley Museum.
OCTOBER 10
Scott shared a link.

24 Hour Book complete! : Kate Pullinger
www.katepullinger.com
Kate
Pullinger, who will be presenting at our upcoming conference on
network-based collaborative art and writing projects, was part of this
recently-hatched project. Haven’t read the book, but I’m intrigued by
the process.
Scott updated his status.
Megan M. Boler just gave a great talk on “Truthiness and Digital Dissent” — some very smart analysis of rhetoric of web-based dissent (such as moveon.org Bush in 30 second videos, John Stewart, and Colbert). Jill you might want to look into her work for the remix course.
Scott updated his status.
So today, let’s see, we have a facebook panel, and maybe a little internet history, and I’ll be sneaking off frequently to work on the lecture I’m giving in Oslo next Wednesday at the “Narrative Strategies in Digital Arts” seminar.
Scott shared Lance Olsen’s photo.

innovative author gallery I
raymond federman courtesy of andi olsen
A note from Federman’s daughter about his passing.
Scott updated his status.
RIP Raymond Federman.
Scott updated his status.
Mr. Jagland was asked if the committee feared being labeled naïve for accepting a young politician’s promises at face value. He shrugged and said, “Well, so?” Go Norway! Eat it Cheney!
OCTOBER 10
Scott updated his status.
the second games panel was better — good paper on Facebook games and the politics of politeness.
Scott updated his status.
the panel is now wrapping up with an analysis of the straight porn site “YouPorn.” I now understand what a “cream pie” is.
Scott updated his status.
I gotta learn to read the program. I thought this was a theory panel, but it’s actually the gay porn panel.
Scott updated his status.
sushi, Wendy Chun, Embodiment (more grad student intel), maybe more games research if I can handle it.
Scott updated his status.
glad I’m not a video game researcher.
Scott updated his status.
maybe now that Barack has won the Nobel Peace Prize he can stop appeasing the Republicans.
Scott updated his status.
Over the Rhine was really great, and the Pabst Theater is a magnificant venue. What fantastic Americana. OTR is sort of weird comfy mix of jazz chanteuse, folk, vaudville, and hints of countrified rock n’ roll with a little bit of post-Amish Tom Waits in the mix.
OCTOBER 8
Scott updated his status.
Will be at AOIR gathering intellingence for my graduate students for the next several days. Today: a panel on vlogs for my itinerant M.A. thesis student, and a keynote by Siva Vaidhyanathan on the theology of Google.
OCTOBER 7
Scott shared a link.

Mind – How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect – NYTimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Here’s one for EJ.
Scott updated his status.
Over the Rhine is playing Milwaukee Thursday night. Might have to take a break from internet researcher-ing to catch the show.
OCTOBER 6
Scott shared a link.

The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice | Bergen, Norway:
elitineurope.net
Looking forward to the upcoming conference I’m organizing at the University of Bergen, focused on electronic literature and other forms of collaborative interdisciplinary network-based art forms. We have some great speakers coming. While there are no open submissions for the conference, anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Scott updated his status.
one more day in Chicago, then off to Milwaukee for the Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Also a few Capitol Ambers, and maybe a Cream City ale or two.
OCTOBER 5
Scott wrote on Kyle Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy birthday, Kyle. I’ve been lobbying for a family dinner at a fancy-ass restaurant. I know you’re out of town, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate without you. Have a great day.
Scott updated his status.
is taking Aurora downtown for the Pirate exhibit at the Field Museum.
Scott updated his status.
Jessica brought her legos over the the computer to play with me while we were on video chat today. Sort of strange being a telepresent parent. I miss my baby girl (and her Mom).
OCTOBER 3
Scott updated his status.
back home in Chicago.
OCTOBER 1
Scott updated his status.
headed to the USA tomorrow with Aurora. I’m excited about seeing family in Chicago, but bummed I’m not going to see Jill and Jessica for 10 days. Thinking about stashing the little one in my carry-on.
Kyle Rettberg posted something via mobile.
Did I beat you again? (Can’t tell on the Iphone). Is that 2 out of the last 3? Do I smell a trend?

My friends on Facebook:
12:35am
Most of my friends are named Bill, and they like reading (the Bible). Holy shit! and they are Cancers more than anything else. 13% of them are Republicans, and it is probably not their fault. A lot of them watched Lost when they weren’t listening to U2. About half of them are single, and they should probably you know, hook up. How can 87% of my friends be democrats, and 13% of them be republicans, and live in 11 countries? I mean that’s 100% That’s messed up. There are no republicans in Norway, or Spain. The swine flu isn’t that contagious. Blade Runner rocks.

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