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Links 1 through 10 of 43 by Hugh Blackmer tagged writing

wow. "...what was there was Michigan Avenue, which had been there in the first place, and which I had seen hundreds and hundreds of times–only I had not seen it like I was seeing it now. The sky was blue, as it often was, only this time it was not only blue, but it was…thick. It had a texture. If I could have reached up and taken a piece of sky between my thumb and finger, I could have felt it. The buildings were stone, and brown, and bluish gray, and tall–like always, only I felt they were somehow curving, huddling together, and arching out over the street. And the cars! The cars were all these amazing colors, moving along like big beetles, metallic and rounded, and shiny. I could see the air too. It was all amazing. Something had happened to my eyes, or my brain, while I was away inside the painting. By the time I had gotten back inside myself, <b>all my seeing settings had been changed</b>..."

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What a lovely bit of writing, and a masterful summary. My favorite bit in this quote of Laura Miller: "traditional communities survive in large part by virtue of most members knowing when to keep their mouths shut, while online social networks are formed in a climate of perpetual disclosure..." but Bryan's exposition is what smacks MY gob.

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Ben Fry: "The idea that we can actually see change over time in a person’s thinking is fascinating..."

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danah boyd's brave posting of The Whole Thing (Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics), and one that I should make the space to read, if only to better grasp the next generation of Nacirema culture

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Search Multiple Text Files at Once

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scripts of lotsa films

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pretty much essential reading for anybody who has considered Mortality

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