Facebook Posts: November 2009

November 2009

NOVEMBER 30
Scott updated his status.
two more gifts and I’m done.
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has purchased the annual Uncle Bob Xmas smut present.
Scott posted something via mobile.
Sitting in the police station waiting to turn in still more paperwork for my residency permit. It never ends.
Scott updated his status.
predicts that the right wing media will reverse global warming by convincing us it does not exist before tackling issues such as the liberal myth that man is related to monkeys, easily disproved simply by looking at your mother and father, and that old yarn about the “spherical” shape of our planet, the clearly two dimensional plane we walk upon every day.
NOVEMBER 29

Scott posted something via Causes.
Last year my siblings and I gave money to a charity instead of exchanging gifts and I did some research on well-managed charities that spend the majority of their donations on actually helping the people they are organized to support — this year I’m making another donation to theIRC.org, which helps refugees around the world, particularly helping kids who are left homeless by conflict in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Congo.
Scott updated his status.
two pots of turkey soup in two days — one traditional, the other a sort of italian turkey tomato. Putting the carcass to good use. I put some in the freezer to eat after the baby is born in early Febuary. Jill is about to start the nesting phase and weill want a well-stocked larder.
NOVEMBER 28
Scott updated his status.
kicking back with my baby girl, eating bananas and reading Finnish board books: yksi, kaksi, kolme.
Scott updated his status.
The turkey is a giving bird.
NOVEMBER 26
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in the comatose glow of a bird well debauched.

NOVEMBER 25
Scott updated his status.
back in Bergen, in time to cook Turkey for a Norwegian Thanksgiving.
NOVEMBER 24
Scott posted something via mobile.
Epic marathon of lectures completed. Back home tomorrow.
NOVEMBER 21
Scott updated his status.
ate some fantastic Russian food with Markku in Helsinki at a great place where KGB operatives used to gather for supper during the cold war.
NOVEMBER 20
Scott updated his status.
24 hours to appreciate torrential downpours of Bergen before I’m on the road again. Tomorrow Helsinki, then lecturing in Jyväskylä central Finland Sun-Wednesday. Less glamorous than it sounds.
NOVEMBER 19
Scott posted something via mobile.
had a good trip to Dundee — my talks went well and I enjoyed learning more about the poetry beyond text project — which will result in some interesting elit reearch in Scotland and beyond.
NOVEMBER 18
Scott updated his status.
in Scotland for two days.
NOVEMBER 16
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prepping talks for Poetry Beyond Text project at University of Dundee, Scotland, where I’ll be Wednesday and Thursday this week.
NOVEMBER 15
Scott wrote on Chuck Stoebig’s timeline.
Are you saying you want the government to pay room and board for every illegal alien you encounter, every time? If you find an illegal alien doing yard work or working at the dishwasher of your favorite restaurant, you fiscal sense tells you that the best thing to do is send them to a federal prison and pay for their lodging, food, and health care?
NOVEMBER 14
Scott updated his status.
If I were to go blind, I would not see your face, I would only read your book.
Scott updated his status.
I have no desire to get a new credit card, refinance my loan, host a singstar party, or have a date with two Swedish girls.
Scott updated his status.
I will not make facebook better for people I barely know by writing on their walls. I am not convinced my graffiti will improve their lives.
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I wish all of you a happy birthday, sometime this year.
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I am connected enough. I will friend only strangers.
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I will attend no events which are physically impossible for me to get to.
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I will not become a fan of things in which I am uninterested.
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feeling compelled to join petitions and vote on aspects of social networking software interfaces makes me feel pathetic, as if I am taking part in a puppet sham of democracy over ultimately trivial distinctions which might nonetheless change my participatory experience. I do not petition facebook. I do not vote.
Scott updated his status.
enjoyed the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s Romeo and Juliet last night, and the conversation afterwards with the directors and cast.
Scott updated his status.
swine flu vaccinated as of this morning — strange throbby tingling in my arm is quite likely the beginning of my body’s response to the weakened viral invaders that are at least theoretically teaching my cells to be immune, as far as I understand it. Weird to think that to prevent the disease we must share our bodies with it.
NOVEMBER 12
Scott updated his status.
had a great week — wonderful conference, great elit performances, friends old and new.
NOVEMBER 9
Scott posted something via mobile.
Misplaced several brain cells.
NOVEMBER 7
Scott posted something via mobile.
Having 1st party at our new place, for people coming on for the network art conference.
NOVEMBER 6
Scott updated his status.
when people push the “like” button on stories about mass murder, I am troubled. There is a problem of articulation. I mean, was the fact-based story of this slaughter of 12 people or this workplace murder of 6 “like”-able? Or was the reporter’s grammar correct, and you liked that? What did you like?
Scott shared a link.
elitineurope.net
elitineurope.net
Program for the Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice Conference, this week in Bergen at UiB and Landmark, Sunday 8th through Tuesday the 10th.
Scott shared a link.

Twapper Keeper – Archive and Organize Your Tweets
www.twapperkeeper.com
#network09 tweets — for the past week I’ve been posting links to papers, works, courses, etc. by people presenting at the Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice — sort of an experiment in using twitter for a digital culture conference — here’s an archive of those links.
Scott updated his status.
Has assembled programs and folders for our conference and attended a panel on conceptual writing at Audiatur.
NOVEMBER 5
Scott updated his status.
Anytime someone opens up with a gun it is bad news — when two soldiers shoot thirty other soldiers about to be sent off to war and kill twelve of them it is a doubly tragic waste of human lives. What a sad awful mess in Texas.
Scott updated his status.
The moon is now out in Bergen 19 hours a day. Moonrise 5:08PM, Moonset 12:30PM. Pretty cool on a clear day like today, with clear blue skies and a big round moon in the sky.
Scott updated his status.
People start rolling into town for the conference today. Busy week.
NOVEMBER 4
Scott updated his status.
My condolences to New Jersey and Virginia. I hope those unemployment numbers pick up before the midterm election.
Scott updated his status.
considered “your worst nightmare” but ended up with “the greatest nightmare you’ll ever love.”
NOVEMBER 3
Scott updated his status.
After Jessica didn’t eat much dinner last night, she woke up at 6AM famished. This afternoon, I decided to take her to the shop with me and asked her what she wanted me to make for dinner. She pointed at things as we walked through the store, and picked out what had for dinner tonight: corn on the cob, salmon, brocolli (in her favorite gorgonzola sauce), and grapes. And she gobbled it up.

NOVEMBER 2
Scott updated his status.
what I love is when the price of an airline tickets goes up by $200 *while* you’re booking the flight. That just tickles me. Oh, wait, you’re actually going to buy it? Here have this price instead. Growling noises and profanity.
Scott updated his status.
If I still lived in Jersey, I’d be voting for Corzine and cheering for the Phillies.
NOVEMBER 1
Scott shared a link.
ELO_AI ai.eliterature.org June 3-6 2009 Brown University Literary Arts
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ELO_AI Conference Call — the next ELO Conference will be held June 3-6, 2010 at Brown University. Theme: Archive and Innovate. Featuring a Robert Coover festschrift.
Scott updated his status.
just got invited to write a regular column on electronic literature for the Norwegian literary magazine Vagant in 2010 — should be an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and interest in electronic literature in Norway.

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