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Right of Reply

To Baldur’s post in Lessons in Interactivity.
A quick, Friday morning response:
I certainly said that (and I’ve said as such before) and Baldur’s use of those words are nicely dovetailed into the McLuhan quote, which certainly shows he was paying close attention. Form invokes content; books are books, and apps are not books. TouchPress’ Wasteland, for example (it’s the piece [...]

Right of Reply

To Baldur’s post in Lessons in Interactivity.
A quick, Friday morning response:
I certainly said that (and I’ve said as such before) and Baldur’s use of those words are nicely dovetailed into the McLuhan quote, which certainly shows he was paying close attention. Form invokes content; books are books, and apps are not books. TouchPress’ Wasteland, for example (it’s [...]

Catching Up

I’m sure I was doing something interesting, and blog-worthy, but I can’t recall what it was right at the moment. But, it might have been house purchase related, or birthday celebrations, or a Secret Project that I’ve forbidden myself from talking about. Or a book proposal, a slew of marking and second marking that has [...]

Peake on Peake

Reprinted from the Festival of Ideas blog. Mostly because I suspect you’re not reading it, and this one fits here too:
Sebastian Peake believes his father’s contribution to the literature, arts and poetry of the 20th Century has been overlooked as a direct result of his multiplicity of expression.
Now that might be an essay title when [...]

While I’m gone

A little something from BoingBoing while I’m away (well, not away specifically, but paying a little more attention to the Festival of Ideas blog than this one at the moment):
“Space scientist says texting is four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space
…Dr Bannister said it had been difficult to work out exactly how [...]

There should really be a picture of a horse here

Small update, just to say two things:
The Festival of Ideas debate pages are online (actually, they have been for a week now, but I didn’t get around to posting the link) here. Come and see who’s back (it’s like an episode of Lost. Not a good one, though).
And, the shortlist for the sculpture to rival [...]

Public Service Announcement

Alongside a couple of other Bristol-based writers, I’ll be blogging responses to the 2008 Festival of Ideas from this Saturday afternoon. All of my content will be available (with comments and discussion) at the Festival of Ideas site (I’ll put a specific link up here as soon as I have one), and most of the [...]

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