From the film PressPausePlay, “A film about hope, fear and digital culture”, and showing the bit where Seth Godin talks about how to spread an idea.
Screening info here
This is the kind of room I want to write in. To have all my books scattered about in an organized state of disorganization, a space on my desk to entrench myself in. It looks like peace to me.
It is, of course, a photograph of Roger Ebert in his office. If you have the time (and you WILL need time), read this excellent, moving, and inspiring piece about Mr Ebert from Esquire magazine. Roger Ebert: The Essential Man The photograph was lifted from his response to that article, but is from the Esquire shoot.
In this instance, it’s J.K. Rowling’s plot spreadsheet for “The Order of the Phoenix”. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper, people!
Nice work. And good writing always sounds better when read aloud.
Quite possibly the longest image I’ve posted. Yes, EAT MY PAGE! And also yes, that Rick Moranis.
And you can even buy the shirts.
I stumbled on this sketch while noodling around looking at bike pictures (of course). Nice to discover the notebooks and art of Will Freeborn on flickr. Love discoveries like this.
And the quote is pretty awesome too.
John Irving has long been one of my favorite writers. So many great books, thick and juicy with character and story and quirkiness. Really enjoyed this 36 minute talk with him on the Big Think, and somehow finding out he writes the first draft in longhand too makes me happy inside. Watch it all in one go, or in bite sized pieces.
Well, it’s only been a year since I updated the Subterranean Homesick Noos. Sheesh! I’m still actually working on the latest one, but in the meantime, I dashed off this quick little SHNoos that’s sorta about my recent obsession with bikes and making videos about rides.
It’s not boring, I swear!
My mouth is hanging open like an overhead bin on a turbulent flight, all slack and dumb and gobbing for air. I become aware of a pool of saliva hatching escape plans, gathering near the tongue and waiting for the opportunity to drop over my lip.
I feel it begin to Rapunzel its way out.
Now, I was raised right and normally I’d not let something like that slide, least of all out of my mouth. But at this moment, with my lungs double bagging it and my heart rate techno-beating it, I don’t give a damn. I’m all, “Stand down, guards” and “Fly, be free, young spittle Padawan!”
Out it dribbles in a spectacular line of defeat, and I’m sure I hear it cry out “Tell Laura I love her” before continuing on to kiss my leg and be dashed on the road below me.
I can’t be bothered even reacting to it.
It’s New Math from Craig Damrauer. Love it. Head on over and scroll ’til the new math makes you sweaty.
And finally, this one below really smarts, considering spring gets punching us New Yorker’s in the nose and running away.
Oh, so that’s how it’s done.
“First, the writer creates the text. This will take anywhere from 10 to 30 years.”
I still have plenty of time!
Via Boing Boing
TIP: If you have an older computer, let it load first. Still chunky? Turn off HD.
Ladies and gents, I bring you a short film by moi. It features:
It turned out better than I thought it would.