Monthly Archives for February 2004

white

When we stepped outside everything was white and cold, except for my fingers. When I took off my mittens to adjust her sunglasses my fingers turned lobster red, the red of flesh at a temperature that is all wrong. She … Continue reading

29. February 2004 by Jill
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twat

My Boyfriend is a Twat is acerbic as I suspect only Brits can be, hilarious in a frightening way, and also equipped with a annotated blogroll of other blogs that don’t mince words. Hell, they don’t even dice them.

27. February 2004 by Jill
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required narrativity

Diane‘s analysis of diet blogs (Feb 25) says a lot about blogs and narrative in general. Perhaps blogs require a narrative of change: “Once you’re no longer fitting into the category of “on a diet,” which has a built-in narrative … Continue reading

27. February 2004 by Jill
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read in fits and starts

Hanna cites some descriptions of the commonplace books many readers used to keep, and some still keep. One of the descriptions proposes a completely different way of reading — a way of reading similar to today’s netsurfer-writer: Unlike modern readers, … Continue reading

27. February 2004 by Jill
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scholarship that uses the medium

I’ve no time to read this now but it looks interesting: The Differences Slavery Made: A Close Analysis of Two American Communities. It’s a historical article, but not written in the conventional sequential way. It presents a summary, data, statements … Continue reading

26. February 2004 by Jill
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Lorna

This is my grandmother, Lorna, on a Christmas day in Perth in the eighties. She came to visit us in Norway when I was little and did yoga and when we visited her she had a cat and a dog … Continue reading

26. February 2004 by Jill
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orkut: the game

Some people are really into this Orkut thing. They create zillions of communities, stage fights, complain about the administration (in-Orkut discussion here) and blog their deletion from the system. They even propose an Orkut game, which could, in fact, be … Continue reading

25. February 2004 by Jill
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makeover blogs

There are makeover blogs, too, of course. Not merely The Date Project, but Tales of a Bathroom Scale or Searching for Mister Close to Right or Manhunting, possibly not recently updated because a man was found?

25. February 2004 by Jill
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find

I just found a student lab full of eMacs in the basement of our building. I have no idea how its existence has managed to escape my attention. Such a lovely sight in a world of PCs running Windows everywhere.

25. February 2004 by Jill
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rhizome subscriptions

The University of Bergen now has a site subscription to Rhizome! That means that anyone (any one person at a time) on the University’s network can browse Rhizome’s art base and other information without paying an individual membership. Rhizome has … Continue reading

24. February 2004 by Jill
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