from the pages of the scriptured

Posted March 17, 2013 by languagegame
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once i opened my eyes

i shook dogmatic slumber

i saw the forest through the lumber

i saw the use, i saw the labour

could place the mysteries into chambers

uncertained faded, curtained

traded by the worded

for the sameness of the herded

and blameless because we were sure

that God is Truth

and we know God

the day of the Flood

Posted March 17, 2013 by languagegame
Categories: daydream, poetry

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yesterday i dreamed the Flood ended

i dreamed dessication

i dreamed belief

the redoubt held, the kept keeps

ringing in my ears – clicks and shadows

we will lose the war

but have won the battle

kept the wolves at bay

kept the perpetuation

the myth alive, walked the earth

get my gold, get my sense, get my

coz i got to get by

the day of the Flood was the day of the Try

c. baudelaire

Posted December 10, 2012 by languagegame
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Fleurs du Mal

It’s Ennui! — his eye brimming with spontaneous tear
He dreams of the gallows in the haze of his hookah.
You know him, reader, this delicate monster,
Hypocritical reader, my likeness, my brother!

you can’t mean everything

Posted September 29, 2012 by languagegame
Categories: aporia, music, Musings, philosophy, poetry, projects

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i can’t mean everything the loss you feel

my language games

of likened breath and zeroes

shook ones

(where I write and you decipher)

the codex of time, and its faulted lines

effecting evidential entropy,

lost correspondence

but this is copied impression

destroyed after reading

decaying media, decaying message

fluxus.net

Posted March 15, 2012 by languagegame
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his work influx

remains in a paper ash thing
flares around his pinched

thumb;
index; and
middle finger.

his work, ideally painstaking
rather, ideas making painful

unmitigated growth
cancerous,
rolling disaster

his work in flux

from thealgorthym.tumblr.com

Posted January 18, 2012 by languagegame
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“who is the first person to “find” something anyway? are YOU the person that made it viral or was it one of your rebloggers. can you really ever be sure?”

and ye,
you are called globe
and contingency by thy name
all in all
as water

lest ye cry
under the weight
of verse and form

form less verses than narrative

formless verses
then, narrative

piercing futures
chosen objects

and when i lost it

i lost it

(Malcolm) Gladwell vs. (Clay) Shirky

Posted December 27, 2011 by languagegame
Categories: commentary, comments, media, social media, twitter

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This past September i wrote on Gladwell and Shirky’s disagreement regarding social media and specifically social media activism. [as Sam Spade]  I posted this to quora.com and basically opined that Gladwell was wrong.  I summed up Gladwell’s piece thusly:

What I took away from the Gladwell essay is that he believes that “The platforms of social media are built around weak ties…weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism…the evangelists of social media don’t understand this distinction; they seem to believe that a Facebook friend is the same as a real friend…A networked, weak-tie world is good at things like helping Wall Streeters get phones back from teen-age girls. Viva la revolución.””

Recently I saw an article in Wired.com updating the topic.  It is called Gladwell vs. Shirky: A Year Later, Scoring the Debate Over Social-Media Revolutions.

What I wrote is below. I still agree with myself.

“I don’t understand why Gladwell named his piece “the revolution will not be tweeted”. His superficial evocation of the powerful Gil Scott-Heron piece “the revolution will not be televised” is at odds with his argument. [http://www.gilscottheron.com/lyr…

What I took away from the Gladwell essay is that he believes that “The platforms of social media are built around weak ties…weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism…the evangelists of social media don’t understand this distinction; they seem to believe that a Facebook friend is the same as a real friend…A networked, weak-tie world is good at things like helping Wall Streeters get phones back from teen-age girls. Viva la revolución.”

Essentially Gladwell doesn’t see Twitter as a firestarter. Twitter followers and Facebook friends are weak social bonds. Individuals aren’t going to stick their necks out for someone they’ve never met before. He uses an american civil rights example to back up his point that “high-risk activism…is a “strong-tie” phenomenon.”

I think that Gladwell is overlooking the ideological amplification capabilities of Twitter. While I don’t have the case study prowess of Gladwell I wonder if Wikileaks is an example of an activist organization who’s revolution actually was tweeted. The United States DOJ certainly felt there was twitter information worth seizing via a secret court order. [which twitter challenged and opened – http://www.wired.com/threatlevel…

There is no way I believe that @CheGuevara could be as convincing as meatspace-CheGuevara or that “I Have a Dream” could have been conveyed in 140 characters-or-less but I don’t think that Gladwell necessarily “gets” twitter. It isn’t apparent that he is an active twitter user in any case.

Twitter allows information to get out and potentially become amplified if it hits a tipping point. It is the place where salesmen, connectors and mavens meet. Heck, it might as well be the connector. From one to many. This is the strength of a network and if the information is compelling enough my gut tells me that people will band together. [is this just my wishful thinking?] Wouldn’t the image below convey the same emotion and information if it were attached as a twitpic?

The revolution definitely won’t be televised. Maybe the revolution won’t be organized by an actitwitst. But I have a feeling that the revolution will be hashtagged. In real time.

“the revolution will be no re-run brothers;
the revolution will be live””

[my quora.com profile was restricted and I can’t edit because they want to confirm my identity with a driver’s id.  No longer interested innit.]