The Longest Now


Gorgeously sartorial
Thursday October 28th 2010, 3:24 pm
Filed under: chain-gang,Glory, glory, glory,international

One glance at a time.



We’re all in charge of the slush-pile
Friday October 22nd 2010, 1:21 pm
Filed under: chain-gang,indescribable,metrics

A comment from Cursor’s Richard Nash, who is working on Red Lemonade, a site for group review of publishing submissions with heatmap-style annotation (rather than having publishers manage the review process). He gave a great talk about why authors should review one another’s work, and why we already live in a world where we all manage the meaningful review processes.



Obama joins the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign
Friday October 22nd 2010, 12:59 pm
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory,metrics,popular demand

We are lucky to have such a cool president. Anyone who takes the time to record a message for a public campaign to keep angsty teens from committing suicide is good in my book, but Obama really put some effort into this — it’s fantastic.



Space monkey billiards
Wednesday October 20th 2010, 11:47 am
Filed under: chain-gang,indescribable

Space monkey + Billiards = Space Billiards. Next NY trip, I am so there.



The Andy Kaufman of bloggers?
Wednesday October 13th 2010, 2:57 pm
Filed under: indescribable,Not so popular,Too weird for fiction,Uncategorized,wikipedia

Luke Ford is the most bizarre person I’ve come across in a long time.  (Update, 2012: still is!)  Reading his personal journal suggests he is a cross between Andy Kaufman, Sam Sloan, and Woody Allen… with a pinch of dissociation and a journalists reflection on his own life journey.  The characters he writes about one believes are all being quoted and transcribed verbatim.

// I believe in chocolate,” she says. “And not much else. It’s definitely pretty scary.//

What seem to be entire unedited photosets of his (many different versions of each portrait) have been uploaded to Commons. When does a photographer sharing their photos cross the line from “publishing productively to the Commons” to “using Commons as a personal photo hosting service”? Do we want to duplicate Flickr’s functionality for any freely-licensed images, and if so, what will that end up costing? Flickr already hosts many times the current Commons capacity in CC-BY and CC-SA photos, this would be a significant shift in our use of infrastructure.

I happen to have come across Ford’s work because he has a large personal category on Commons, and was linked from a discussion of controversial content; are there other photogs (with other topical focus) who also have thousands of their own photos there?



Simon Eisinger on Herman Miller
Saturday October 02nd 2010, 2:26 am
Filed under: %a la mod,Glory, glory, glory,metrics,poetic justice,Uncategorized

My dear cousin Simon (of Lynch / Eisinger / Design) is an inventive architect and the inspiration for some of my own passion for design work.  His firm put together a showroom for Herman Miller recently, and over the summer it won two serious awards — the highest architecture award in New York State, and California’s state award for Adaptive Reuse.  It’s nice to see this work recognized! See below for some view of it.

Herman Miller building interior

Herman Miller building interior

front view of the building

Front view of the building




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