Bathroom Strategy et al.


Well, here I am, smack dab in the middle of actual new media fun and excitement. Well, not quite. Today was a day of meetings and powerpoint presentations, so I was mostly on the fringes of actual new media fun and excitement, but tomorrow we're doing real things.

One important part of our discussion was Bathroom Strategy. Apparently group pissing is quite an endeavor. We've been told not only when to pee strategically, but how to plan out which pee group you're in, whether you're the first ones in the stall, or if you have to wait until the second flight goes, etc. Also, navigating European restrooms will be a whole 'nother ball game. I guess New York is a practice pee-run.

Also, according to John, Berlin looks like any other city "until you lift a man-hole cover and there are worms and people in black dancing." Sweet.

Tomorrow, however, we will no longer be standing on the fringes, but diving right into something new and exciting. We're meeting with someone from The Institute for the Future of the Book, and hopefully doing some hypertext work and exploration. As a writer, the idea of opening up your work for collaboration and comments is really appealing. The GAM3R 7H3ORY book is a work in progress where readers can leave comments and suggestions in a window to the side of the text. That, I'd imagine, could be incredibly helpful or rather obnoxious, depending a lot on who was commenting. Assumably the final product will incorporate the reader's comments, but will be mostly still the product of the author overall.


September 14th, 2006

I'm sure there was more intended to the original post, but it's been a few days, and due to sheer exhaustion and sketchy wireless connections, I'm just going to pop it up there while I still can. I'm off to the Conflux Festival in a few hours. We're all assigned to profile various artists, and it looks like the one I'm teamed up with is doing something with glowing wands and white jump suits. This should be interesting, if my legs don't give out before then.


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