I'm a fan of Majorie Perloff's critical work so obviously I did enjoy reading her article, http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.3/marjorie_perloff_poetry_lyric_reinven... and since it addresses some issues and precipitates others in the comments that concern me, I Just had to jump in and offer my 2cents in those comments.. here's what I said.. the big blank spaces available elsewhere are what I failed to say. ( I've added a couple of explanations and a link or two to the version of my comment below)
I am enjoying my participation in the UnderAcademy. For my first assignment I wrote a piece on that great Irish progenitor of No-Code - Flann o Brien's Scientific Hero in the third policeman - De Selby.. decided against posting it on theantianti tumblr and posted it here instead. http://clevercelt.tumblr.com/
The image above was a result of my remediation of the entire Godfather series into one single black and white image.. from the perspective of a cat... in one desperate moment in time... I did say desperate..
There is a certain McLuhanist methodological irony at play using this sparingly functional wordpad application to finally write an article/blog post about digital humanities on my new three thousand dollar customer built hi-specification 64Bit gaming computer, so much raw power going underutilized, graphics capabilities going unused and entirely under-clocked under-rendered, text going automatically unspellchecked, (albeit blindingly fast though) an insulting algebraic reverse austerity gone too far really, potentially postponed postmodern propounding tripped up by real world incompetence and
I'm preparing to publicly discuss my PhD Research for the first time in a manner entirely different from my previous intimation visual gag outreachery mode.. yup while I love funny... its actually time for me to get serious.
play, ludology & games inform elements of my current research, I've written, designed, made, and managed all sorts of computer games over a twenty year period, from console to very small flash based art games to the largest commercial titles produced for PC by Microsoft.
There's a meme going on @ FB and elsewhere... where images representing perspectives on specific, jobs, roles, vocations, work, industries etc are being posted... I've seen one for filmmakers, designers, curators, gamedevelopers, the comics industry.. but haven't as yet seen one for the electronic literature community... so on Valentine's day, being married to Lucy for over twenty years.. I've also devoted just a little bita time to that other current love of my life...
An opportunity came my way a few short weeks ago where in a brief couple of hours I got to meet fourteen research teams currently engaged in a wide disciplinary range of scientific academic research at University College Dublin. The event was part of the preparations for Dublin City of Science 2012, specifically the imagine science film strand where researchers from UCD and filmmakers from IDAT were brought together to join forces, pool intellectual and creative resources, essentially spark off each others ideas with the goal of generating some potential cultural impact see (http://www.ucd.ie/imaginesciencefilms/) for a broader synopsis.
Stand up, move out and away from your keyboard (or drop that ipad) get right out right now, right away, any one of you that is not prepared to be wrong. Of course no one wants to leave the party early, few of us would like to be seen as black sheep of any flock, or consider ourselves so radically independent that we don’t require some sort of endorsement from our peers, yet we strive to be not so damn conformist that we aren’t perceived as being right all the time, awkwardly correct or improperly precise in all eventualities. Isn’t being wrong occasionally being human ? We simply can’t learn to walk without learning first, to fall. Yet do any of us, as seemingly independent individuals, honestly really regard ourselves as being perfectly consistently correct, utterly conventional, entirely cooperative, creative conspirators and willing collaborators with ‘powers’ that be ? Any of us aspire to ‘Acting the total cog ?’ Naw didn’t think so…