Zines with Breakfast

TK Zine and Long Shot are 48 hour zines. I’m not sold about the idea of this, about what the zines actually accomplish, and about how broad the spectrum of audience actually reached. Okay that last sentence was confusing but so are these zines. From what I understand, these online magazines were created from top […]

Bottoms Up.

It is pretty simple. Due to “mass amateurization,” practically all forms of traditional media are becoming obsolete. This is an amazing fact, but it erupts from the ever-updating of the internet and all its minion tools. The internet provides us with the essential elements for the obsolescence of traditional media: infinite reproduction, production, and distribution — for […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Professional Plagiarism

http://thedailybanter.com/2012/07/jonah-lehrer-and-the-perils-of-self-plagiarization/ http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/time-magazine-to-examine-plagiarism-accusation-against-zakaria/?smid=tw-share http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2009/06/24/the-chris-anderson-plagiarism-controversy/ I read these three articles in the following order: Chez (Lehrer), Haughney (Zakaria), and finally Bailey (Anderson). Chez, whose fence-sitting irritated me almost to the point of a cease-read, actually raised an entirely valid point regarding self-plagiarism. In an age of immediacy, where “our appetite for information…is voracious to the point of […]

Remember those walls I built? Well baby, they’re tumbling down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_Comes_Everybody Clay Shirky begins his book “Here Comes Everybody” with the story about the stolen Sidekick because this event provides a comprehensible example of what it means to organize without traditional organizations. Mostly due to the result of the advent of the internet, the walls of hierarchical organizations are crumbling. In online organizations, we now […]

Tales of the Ever-Lasting Peach-Eater

http://thehairpin.com/2012/08/how-to-live-practically-forever I always love a quaint story about awesome old people. This one brought a feel-good tear-membrane to my ever-dry eye. I don’t know whether or not this text would be classified as an article, but regardless it was an inspiring little anecdote. Jesslyn, our author and narrator, details a regular morning with her spunky […]