My holiday self-gift-giving started early this year. Can’t wait to put this on when Mo wakes up

So many of my recent interests have brought me back to this issue of Postmodern Culture, first for Eugenie Brinkema's essay on violence and cinematic form and then today for E. L. McCallum's "A Moving Which Is Not a Moving." And while I was there—one I can't believe I missed to this point—Calum Watts' "Circuits of Fascination and Inspiration." What an issue. muse.jhu.edu/issue/42718

@doramalech @ericschmaltz I find things like Welcome to Night Vale and Wolf 359 immersive but difficult to do in most classes because of their extensive world building. Same with others in the Night Vale catalog.

@doramalech @ericschmaltz Among my go-to recent dramatic narrative podcasts are The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air (for its wonderful visualization and homage to classic radio plays), Homecoming (for cinematic soundscapes that were later adapted to a tv series), Motherhacker (for its use of cellphone conversations as a dramatic device and connection in that way to Sorry, Wrong Number, which is an oldie but an absolute great), and a couple of one-offs from The Truth for something short.

@doramalech lol and the answer comes from across the room. thanks!

Someone who understands music better than I do is going to have to explain to me why the main title theme on White Lotus sounds like it alone could instigate the end of the world

@halfflat Bingo! Whatever I did seemed to have worked on both my main site and my Neocities site. I owe you a big virtual high five :)

@halfflat That’s smart, thanks. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to report back with good news. Cheers.

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It is heartbreaking to share this beautiful poem from this brilliant book in this context, but I share it in the hope that it reaches someone who needs it today. It’s the title poem from James Davis’s CLUB Q, published by Waywiser Press as winner of the 15th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize in 2020.

( Hashtags below, for those searching:
#ClubQ #lgbt #TransDayOfRemembrance )

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Live coding: a user's manual is out this week, published open access by MIT Press. I have my copy already, after many years it's real!

I just put up a placeholder website, and will upload the pdf, epub and mobi ebook files there on Tuesday, maybe making a web version. It'd be interesting if people started contributing edits, adding extra chapters etc..

https://livecodingbook.toplap.org/

@halfflat I ended up doing this. The link on the image works with the rel="me" on it. Now it's just a matter of getting Mastodon to check it again. When you said I could hover over the link and it would say when Mastodon last checked, is that the link in my profile? Because I didn't see anything. Thanks yet again!

@halfflat Was just thinking the same thing. And I could try removing the link on Mastodon for a few hours and see if that maybe resets it. Because saving anew doesn’t seem to help. I’ve been doing that for weeks. Thanks again!

@halfflat I feel like I want to nix the twitter icon in any case, so this is easy to try

@halfflat hey, thanks so much. I can at least see if removing the icon gets it to work…

As far as I can tell, I added the link to verify my website correctly and even removed all the extra formatting that had it opening in a new tab and hidden as white text on a white background, but after another day without the check mark, I feel like I'm still missing something. Any tips anyone? It's be a few weeks of trying this in silence...

We had very much hoped to include Nora Abrams of MCA Denver, whose new book with Amy Whitaker, The Story of NFTs: Artists, Technology, and Democracy, is coming out in March, but our schedules didn’t match. Really looking forward to that book!

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I can’t think of a better time to talk about blockchain than in the middle of a crypto collapse. Looking forward to the conversation at SCMS in Denver on where this technology intersects with media studies and critical theory with Andrew Lison, Nathan Schneider, and Jonathan Beller.

@mistertim My dream! I've only ever had the chance to hear her recorded work, discovering The Sacrificial Code right before the pandemic. Must have been an awesome show!

Following a long tradition on the bird site, it's time again to effuse about Kali Malone... kalimalone.bandcamp.com/album/

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