Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

On some books in Edna St. Vincent Millay’s library

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

When my mother and I first entered the library at Steepletop in 2010, the first book I saw was Ulysses, lying flat and nonchalant upon a table as though it had a perfect right to be there. “!!!!” I thought, though “thought” is not the right word for that moment ...

The Binary Hero, World One, and World Zero

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Below is an expanded and revised version of the talk I gave at the South by Southwest Interactive panel Swarming Plato's Cave: Rethinking Digital Fantasies on March 16th, 2010. Talking with some folks at SXSW both before and after the panel definitely helped my thinking; thanks to all of you, ...