Facebook Posts: Dec 2009

December 2009

DECEMBER 31
Scott updated his status.
Fireworks are legal in Norway for sale two days a year, and for use from now until midnight. That’s all cool, but the fountain we just lit was really lame, for 100 kroner. I hope some of this other stuff is less lame.
Scott updated his status.
Happy new year! It occurred to me today that I am looking forward to the return of “regular time.” Here’s to the snow melting and all of us returning to the workplace in the rain!
DECEMBER 29
Scott shared a link.

Op-Ed Contributor – Should Old Articles Be Forgot – NYTimes.com
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Heady stuff — hummingbird-size drones, clones from a bit of DNA scraped off your arm, and hundreds of habitable planets. Yet no one is making a stir about the fact that we still lack flying cars. I would have thought that by now we would have SOLAR-POWERED flying cars. Sadly no, we are still decades behind the Jetsons.
Scott updated his status.
Ashura, now that’s a serious religious ritual. Merry Ashura! Have you brought your own knife-tipped self-flaggelation chains, or would you like to borrow mine?
Scott updated his status.
Psycho is the ultimate family film.
DECEMBER 27
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The Lives They Lived – Travis the Chimp – He Was One of Us, Until He Wasn’t – NYTimes.com
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The story of Travis the Chimp, who lived with humans for 30 years before one day, he committed a murder.
DECEMBER 26
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airplane bombers are really making travel less fun for the rest of us. That Amsterdam-Detroit route is one I’ve flown a number of times on my way home to Chicago. And who would want to crash a plane into Detroit anyway? If there’s any city that doesn’t need to be bombed . . .
Scott updated his status.
A lightning storm during a snow storm: weird.
Scott updated his status.
Headed off to a turkey dinner — end of a holiday trifecta, with pinnekjøtt Xmas eve, snow crab xmas dinner, and turkey tonight.
Kyle Rettberg posted something via mobile.
Merry Christmas, Scottie. We missed you guys today, but hope you had a wonderful day.
DECEMBER 25
Scott updated his status.
Jessica is an amazing Christmas baby. She didn’t get at all tired of opening packages and is now playing with EVERYTHING.
Scott updated his status.
wishes you an awesome Christmas!
DECEMBER 24
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Jack Bauer interrogates Santa
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DECEMBER 23
Scott updated his status.
Snow Crab for Christmas dinner. We were going to do turkey, but decided to do that on boxing day at Suzie’s, when Marion and Øyvind are in town.
Scott updated his status.
made corn flake/marshmallow/green food coloring wreaths with the kids, just like Christmas in America. Darn those things are tasty. Only trouble was we couldn’t find the red cinnamon candies, but the red M&Ms were a fine substitute.
DECEMBER 22
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Tomorrow night, Rope. We’ll save Psycho for Christmas Eve.
Scott posted a link to Electronic Literature Organization’s timeline.

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Scott updated his status.
has stuffed stockings full of goodness and now feeling guilty about the future prognosis of my children’s tooth decay.
DECEMBER 21
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The holiday season family film festival continued this evening with Hitchcock’s the Birds. I think our 13 year-old is traumatized. But she has decided she does not want a bird for Christmas after all, so some good did come of the cinematic experience.
Scott updated his status.
using sled in lieu of stroller was a bad idea. We both tumbled down the hill. My back hurts and now my daughter may have a sledding phobia.
DECEMBER 20
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My daughter’s cold has caught up with her parents. I think she’s finally pulling out of it,but both Jill and I are completely zonked.
Scott wrote on Natalie Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy birthday, cousin. Have a great day!
Scott shared a link.

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The University of Bergen department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies will have two PhD stipends available in 2010. The stipends are awarded competitively to two of the top candidates who apply. Candidates must have completed an MA degree, have an excellent educational and research record, and have a well-developed project description. Digital Culture is one of the groups within LLE. W…
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DECEMBER 19
Scott shared a link.
Place: Berlin (2009)
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Set of implementation photos from Berlin.
Scott wrote on Donna Nylen’s timeline.
Happy birthday, Aunt Donna!
DECEMBER 18

My Year In Status
I love crap like this that aggregates other crap and turns it into some new thing.

Scott posted something via My Year In Status.
Scott updated his status.
just got some incredibly good news — our HERA project application for “Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP)” has been approved for funding!
DECEMBER 17
Scott updated his status.
Man today it was bitter cold — Chicago cold, not Bergen cold. I prefer Bergen cold, which is normally softer around the edges.
Scott updated his status.
enjoyed seeing the snow on the mountains during the flight back to Bergen.
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
I’m not even in Farmville and I’ve noticed that if I try to fertilize more than one crop at a time things tend to go pear-shaped.
DECEMBER 15
Scott updated his status.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
DECEMBER 14
Scott shared a link.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The David Foster Wallace Memorial Fund.
www.mcsweeneys.net
DECEMBER 13
Scott updated his status.
is in Berlin from tomorrow until Wednesday for the Humanities in the European Research Area conference.
Scott updated his status.
Enjoyed going on an expedition in the woods with the girls to saw down our own Christmas tree yesterday. Then went to a birthday party for one of the girls from Jessica’s school. Today, Jessica’s busy social calendar continues with a kids Xmas party.
DECEMBER 12
Scott updated his status.
3 million dollars were recently spent to kill one Aisan carp. Asian carp can almost fly. Numerous boaters have been injured by the fish, which can leap 8-10 feet out of the water. Biologist expected to find more carp in the cull. It was an expensive fish, and it is almost surely inedible.
Scott shared a link.
Podcasts from the Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice Con
elitineurope.net
Podcasts of all the panel sessions from the Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice Conference. Thanks to Chris Funkhouser for making these recordings and sharing them.
Scott updated his status.
Looking forward to seeing the boy on the ultrasound this morning, then sorting out fall teaching and sending out more stickers.
DECEMBER 10
Scott updated his status.
actually felt kind of bad for Obama getting the Peace Prize. Decent speech, but not a great one — too beholden to too many interests, and really, too much about war. I think he would have rather given it ten years from now, after some things were more said and done. He even threw bones to Reagan and Nixon.
Scott shared a link.

Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice on Vimeo
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Videos of readings & performances from the #network2009 conference.
Scott updated his status.
Curriculum meeting, semester planning, implementation formatting, tagging, and mailing.
Scott wrote on Ghosting’s timeline.
if you do decide to start a new media concentration, do not include a summer camp.
DECEMBER 9
Scott updated his status.
Just made my annual donation to the Electronic Literature Organization.
Scott shared a link.

implementation’s photostream
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Implementation photo archive-in-progress.
DECEMBER 8
Scott shared a link.

Scott Rettberg » Implementation Photo Book Project Call for Participation
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Scott updated his status.
has just sent stickers off to implementers — damn norwegian postage is expensive — but I’m looking forward to seeing new photos, and there are still more to send out.
DECEMBER 7
Scott shared a link.

Implementation
nickm.com
Printing off Implementation stickers to send them out to get more photos for the book project of the sticker novel. Anybody want to participate by sticking up parts of a novel in public environments, and then photographing the stickers? (see http://nickm.com/implementation) Send an email with your mailing address to implementationphotos@gmail.com and I’ll send you some sticker novel.
DECEMBER 4
Scott updated his status.
Christmas shopping done.
DECEMBER 2
Scott updated his status.
curriculum development yesterday and today. Tomorrow I catch up on my writing.

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