Facebook Posts: Apr 2010

April 2010

APRIL 30
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A BIG STEP for me
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A master’s student sends me a thesis, from Sweden. (I haven’t read it yet, so I have no comments on its quality, but I am impressed with its apparent word count and the certainty of its paragraphical heft).
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Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion – WSJ.com
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Halliburton: when our war profiteering business slows down, you can count on our slipshod on-the-cheap oil business to bring you an environmental disaster. Take that, you nature-loving liberals!
APRIL 29
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“Does that font really say Rock and Roll?” (an example of the type of incisive question I find myself asking web design students during the end of semester project critiques). “What else do you, as users, think this site should be telling you about manhole covers?”
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SO-statistikk
www.samordnaopptak.no
Wow! There are 59 applications for the first cohort of our new BA program in digital culture. What a great start to the program!
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Vagant
www.vagant.no
Audun gave me some copies of the new issue of Vagant yesterday and it looks fantastic. It includes the first installment of my new e-lit column “Platform 2” amidst all sorts of other contemporary lit goodies. Looking forward to reading it (as soon as I finish writing the second column, which is already behind schedule).
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On the Twitter Patrol – NYTimes.com
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All your twitter grammars are belong to us.
APRIL 28
Scott updated his status.
Michael Joyce is in town, and will be giving a lecture at UiB, Sydneshaugen Skole Auditorium A at 14:15, titled “Re-placing Authorship.” Looking forward to it. Everyone is welcome to attend. We’re also going to record it and make it available online.
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Goldman chief claims that he is not Wallace Shawn and “has never even seen’ Princess Bride film.
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is sad and humbled by what happened in the market in 2007 and 2008, but I believe my conduct was proper.
APRIL 27
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Benjamin went swimming for the first time yesterday, and he loved it.
APRIL 26
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Scenes from a rooftop
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Purty! Tilt-shifty legolike short film of Bergen, via Myriam Coco:
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www.anatol.cc
www.anatol.cc
Purty! Anatol Knotek’s rotated alphabetRotating alphabet, via Jorg Piringer:
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I did do some work today though I managed to avoid doing the work I set out to do today.
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Just read the proofs of an article I totally forgot even writing. Scholarly publishing cycles are such that this is possible.
APRIL 25
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“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” –Stephen Hawking, advising against attempts to contact intelligent extraterrestial life.
APRIL 24
Scott wrote on Daniel Jung’s timeline.
Happy birthday. I’m still getting over missing your party last year. Can’t believe you’ve already logged another year.
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Fried chicken, coleslaw, french fries, and corn on the cob. Doing my bit to cook American in Norway.
APRIL 23
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Tonight’s pizzas: pepperoni deep dish, and fresh pineapple and bacon on the thin. Life is good.
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nothing like a hailstorm on a glass window overhead to assure an early morning start after a restless night with a baby boy whose cold has apparently returned, and there’s snow on the ground. “Spring’ in Norway is most changeable.
APRIL 22
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How to transform dog/horse pron/hump lovers into art patrons
www.hyperrhiz.net
Spam redirect art therapy from Jason Nelson.
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needs to see Yellowstone before it kills us all.
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is going to be one of 10 “seeded speakers” at the ELO_AI conference. I guess this means I better actually work on my presentation, and perhaps grow a chia wig.
APRIL 21
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Forskar kode 1109 i digital kultur (mellombels tilsetting) | Jobbnorge.no – jobber i Norge
www.jobbnorge.no
The post-doc researcher position in electronic literature bibliography at the University of Bergen as part of the ELMCIP project has now been advertised, and applications will be accepted from now until June 7, 2010. Full details and a link to the application are on the jobbnorge site.
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I was able to whack most of my facebook history with an app called “social safe” — worked well. I tried a firefox plugin but it kept crashing my browser.
APRIL 20
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I’m not in Denmark. I could not be in better places.
APRIL 19
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I may have written a conference paper for nothin, but I don’t mind provided that none of my summer vacation plans get moot. Missing an academic conference is one thing. Taking the girls to Tivoli, or to see Grandma and Grandpa and the aunts and uncles in Chicago (and to get Benjamin to his first Cubs’ game on time), and tapas in Barcelona and beach time in Costa Brava, now those are *another* thing Mr. Volcano.
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I’m thinking about doing a book of my facebook status messages, just for the hell of it. Coffee table or bathroom reading.
Kyle Rettberg posted something via mobile.
Please tell Jessie happy birthday and give her a big hug from Uncle Kyle & Auntie Rachel.
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SwissEduc: Stromboli Online – Volcanic and glacial landforms of Iceland
www.swisseduc.ch
Lava and lightning.
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Happy birthday to Jesscia Ann, my beautiful daughter who turned two today.
APRIL 18
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We made way too much pizza for Jessica’s kids party, but had a great time enjoying the swirl of chaos that eight 1-3 year olds bring to a room.
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The Europe Issue – Six Prix-Fixe Restaurants in Paris – Review – NYTimes.com
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Good food writing — this article made me hungry and wanting to travel to Paris again soon.
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Snow covers the ground this morning. The landscape has an ashy, frozen, “Seventh Seal” aspect to it.
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“Huge eruptive prominence” is my phrase of the day.
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www.flickr.com
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You think the eruption on Iceland was big? Check out this one on the Sun, on April 13th.
APRIL 17
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Elskende par jaget fra park
www.bt.no
How quickly things change in Bergen. While today we are chilled under ominous clouds of volcanic ash, just 4 days ago, springlike weather was inspiring young lovers to acts of hedonic mischief in broad daylight.
Scott updated his status.
considering moving back to the USA until the Airborne Toxic Event blows over. Among the complications is booking passage on an oceanliner and getting someone to cover my classes for the next two years.
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Laki – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Worst case scenario — the 1783 Laki eruption. Particularly nerve-wracking is the fact that the article specifically mentions that poisonous clouds drifted from Iceland to Bergen, Norway.
Scott updated his status.
beginning to wonder if my flight on Tuesday will be cancelled.
APRIL 16
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Stranded leader runs country by iPad – CNN.com
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Stoltenberg is handling the situation in Norway from JFK, by using his iPad to view videos on YouTube and directing the armed forces and civil services of Norway, remotely.
Scott updated his status.
I guess this rain, which is supposed to get real heavy and miserable over the next 24 hours, is actually ACID RAIN due to the heavy amount of ash content from the volcano in Iceland, but to be honest, it seems nowhere near as bad as the inversion / automobile pollution issue was in January. We are collecting Iceland volcano ash in a coffee cup on our porch, for posterity.
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Volcanic ash an air-traffic stopper but not a climate or health hazard – latimes.com
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APRIL 15
Scott updated his status.
I’m not a vulcanologist but I’m going to get business cards printed up that say i am.
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dude you spewed ash all over my sky.
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AKADEMIET CINEMATEKET: RODERICK COOVER
cinemateket-usf.no
We are looking forward to guest researcher filmmaker Roderick Coover’s visit here this fall, which will conclude with an evening at the Cinematek on May 21st.
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Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class – NYTimes.com
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Tea party backer poll demonstrates that tea party bagger tend to be wealthy, educated folks looking to protect their self interests at the expense of most other people.
APRIL 14
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would not trade my nearly two year old falling asleep safe in my arms in a rocking chair for any other feeling.
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Lou Malnati’s Chicago Style Pizza
www.pizzamaking.com
Interesting (to me) discussion among people trying to replicate Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza crust.
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The words David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary. – – Slate Magazine
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graduate research school – eca
www.eca.ac.uk
A PhD studentship has just been advertised at the Edinburgh College of Art as part of the ELMCIP project. the PhD student winning the studentship will do a 3 year practice-based PhD researching networked, distributed and collaborative authorship in electronic arts and literature practices and the subsequent implications for how creative communities form and creative practice emerges. the deadline for applications is May 15th.
Scott wrote on Donna Nylen’s timeline.
Thanks for the outfit for Benjamin, Aunt Donna. We just got it in the mail today. We love it.
Scott updated his status.
finally pulled off a Scrabble win against Aunt Julie, the indomitable.
APRIL 13
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I’m wearing a t-shirt outdoors, in the sun.
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Parts & Parcels
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Here’s one for Chuck.
APRIL 12
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Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crim
www.washingtonpost.com
Just read this story, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer prize for feature writing. It’s completely heartbreaking.
Scott shared a link.
www.uib.no
www.uib.no
Hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce will be visiting UiB digital culture on April 28th as a visiting Fulbright lecturer to give a talk entitled “Authorship as Re-placement.”
APRIL 11
Scott updated his status.
Bergen is entering its smiling period. Sunshine all day. It’s 9 PM and I’m looking out the window at a pastel colored sunset.
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I suppose there are worse ways to spend a day than building a sandbox.
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This sandbox is actually a sandbox kit with 42 pieces and much assembly required. I’m waiting for the drill to charge.
APRIL 9
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Bachelorprogram i digital kultur :: UiB
www.uib.no
Our new BA program in Digital Culture is kicking off this fall — the end of a long process and the beginning of another one. In the past two years, we changed the name of our program, developed a specific BA degree, and completely revised our curriculum. There are a number of new courses in the mix and a coherent focus on practical and theoretical approaches to technology from a humanistic perspective, in particular engaging with the changes in cultural artifacts and practices resulting from widespread use and engagement with computers and networks. Looking forward to welcoming the first batch of students this fall. The deadline for applications to the BA program is April 15th.
Scott updated his status.
is becoming familiar with many flavors of European bureaucracy.
Scott wrote on Paul Rettberg’s timeline.
Happy birthday, big brother. Hope you get in that round of golf and have a great day. I’ll give you a call later.
APRIL 8
Scott updated his status.
Obama signs a historic arms control agreement with Russia and sees success in China’s currency policy in the same day? I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nixon and Reagan rising from their graves just to shake the man’s hand.
APRIL 7
Scott updated his status.
is probably just a few keystrokes away from a potenially offensive facebook comment that he deletes just in time to amuse only himself.
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would favor a vacation with a beach soon.
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People Who Photograph Food and Display the Pictures Online – NYTimes.com
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I don’t do this to quite the extent as the people in the article, but I take a lot of pictures of food that I cook — mainly so that I’ll remember the recipe. My mother-in-law got me into the food photo-op. Suzie’s a big vacation food photographer.
Scott shared a link.
CreativeApplications.Net | Apps That Inspire…
www.creativeapplications.net
Art apps for the iPhone and other devices.
APRIL 6
Scott shared a page: Digital Culture at the University of Bergen.

Digital Culture at the University of Bergen
We have a new FB page for Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, where will share news about events, open positions, research, publications, student work, and other goings-on in our group.
APRIL 4
Scott updated his status.
God Påske. Jessica is a big fan of the all-chocolate breakfast.
APRIL 3
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Pizza night again brings existential fulfillment: tonight vegetarian deep-dish, thins with spinach and smoked bacon on one, italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, and hot chilis on the other. Jessica did her happy food dance.
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10:33am
Back in Bergen.

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