7. Oktober 2018
17. September 2018

The New Reading Environment

n+1 über neue Verhältnisse zwischen Online-Schreiber und Leser, Kommentaren und Social Media und wie die Gesellschaft heute vor allem aus Meinungsstückschreibern (aka Bloggern) besteht.

Link: https://nplusonemag.com/issue-32/the-intellectual-situation/the-new-reading-environment/

The intimacy between online writers and readers determines how we read and write. As late as the 1990s, despite the lurid fan pages and dank chat rooms of the early internet, there was presumed to be a gulf between these two constituencies. Even with Fox News ascendant and internet news ever more dominant, mass media institutions remained monolithic enough to manufacture consent. The first decade of the 21st century was a transitional one in terms of reader-writer relations, its habits now as foreign as those of Edward R. Murrow’s America. Gone are the happy days when we dialed up to submit a comment to Salon.com, only to be abused by Glenn Greenwald or destroyed — respectfully — by the academics at Crooked Timber. Back then, we could not have imagined feeling nostalgic for the blogosphere, a term we mocked for years until we found it charming and utopian. Blogs felt like gatherings of the like-minded, or at least the not completely random. Even those who stridently disagreed shared some basic premises and context — why else would they be spending time in the comments section of a blog that looked like 1996? Today’s internet, by contrast, is arbitrary and charmless. On social media, criticism once confined to the comments now comes as free-range abuse directed at other readers. Readers can address all parties instantaneously — writers, editors, publishers, and the world. And so writers who publish online peer into the fishbowl of readerly reception. Drop in some flakes and watch the fish swarm. [...]

Twitter has helped turn the internet into an engine for producing op-eds, for turning writers into op-ed writers, and for turning readers into people on the hunt for an op-ed. The system will not be satisfied until it has made op-ed writers of us all.

10. Mai 2018

A Hahaha-Person in a LOL-World

Mike Primavera schreibt morgens gerne Writing-Warmups und postet sie auf Twitter. Viel Gold dabei, hier ein paar Favs:- In this age of internet, with unlimited information right at your… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
24. Januar 2018

R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin ist im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben, auch sie eine Autorin, von der ich viel zu wenig gelesen habe (Planet der Habenichtse und ein paar… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
7. Juni 2017

Storytelling with Sound

„Cinematic sound isn't limited to explosions, musical cues, or the Wilhelm scream. Let's take a few minutes and explore a more theoretical and storytelling-oriented approach to on-screen… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
20. April 2017

Trumps Elements of Style

I ❤️ McSweeneys --> TRUMP’S ELEMENTS OF STYLE by KATHRYN PETRAS AND ROSS PETRASStrunk Rule: Omit needless words Trump Rule: No word is needless. They’re all great! Terrific!… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
10. Februar 2017

Copy-Editing Donald Trump-Speeches

Eine Stunde lang Trump-Reden redigieren mit Andrew Boynton vom Lektorat des New Yorkers. The Elements of Style für den Typen mit dem goldenen Vorhang – hat etwas sehr meditatives. (via… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
28. Januar 2017

This headline is the best headline until a better headline beats this very cool headline in the future, supposedly tomorrow, I guess, but this one is really cool for today.

Electrocuted CERN weasel joins McFlurry hedgehog at dead animal exhibit.The famous CERN weasel (right) is the latest addition to Rotterdam Natural History museum's Dead Animal Tales exhibition.… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
27. Dezember 2016

Animated Stephen King über Angst

„The things that really scare us are the things that are going on just outside the spotlight that you can’t quite… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
1. Dezember 2016

Dan Harmon: Every Story is the Same

Hübscher Clip über Dan Harmons Variation von Joseph Campbells Heldenreise, die er zu einer zirkulären Storytelling-Theorie verdichtet:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuD2Aa0zFiASnip von… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
7. Juli 2016

Science finds 6 Shapes of Stories

Es gibt jede Menge Theorien und Ansätze über die verschiedenen Formen von Geschichtenerzählung, Bookers 7 Basic Plots, Aristoteles 3 Einheiten der Poetik oder etwa Campbells Monomyth.Kurt… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
24. Juni 2016

George R.R. Martin and Stephen King

Eine Stunde lang Schorsch und Stefan über das Schreiben, Storytelling und „horrible… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
2. März 2016

The Most Dangerous Writing App

„The Most Dangerous Writing App is designed to shut down your inner editor and get you into a state of flow. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.“ Hier auf… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
14. Februar 2016

Algorithmic Elements of Style

Toller Twitterbot von Jamie Brew: Ein Predictive Text Generator-Algorithmus remixt den Klassiker unter den literarischen Stilratgebern, Elements of Style: „In spring, summer or winter, sentences… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
3. November 2015

Subtlety sucks

Nice one: „Let me be blunt: Subtlety sucks. […] So here’s to the heavy-handed ones. The bludgeoners. The Acme-brand anvilers and the ones who swing right for the nose. You can recoil from them… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
9. Oktober 2015

Stilübungen: 99 Varianten einer Story

Vor einem Jahr bloggte ich über die großartige Comic-Serie „Stilübungen“ von Matt Madden auf Dreimalalles, in der dieselbe Story-Vignette in 99 verschiedenen Varianten erzählt wird: ein Mann… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
8. Oktober 2015

A quick, brown Guide to ambiguous Grammar

McSweeney erklärt Informationsverschleierung per Passiv-Grammatik mit fiesem Twist am Ende.As a thought experiment, let’s examine in extremely close detail a set of iterative changes that can be… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!