‘95 Theses’ – MC Martin Luther feat. Johannes “Boom Boom” Gutenberg (via XanderDominitz)
We know now that in the early years of the twenty-first century this world
was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own. We know now that as human beings busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacence people went to and fro over the earth about their little affairs, serene in the assurance of their dominion over this small spinning fragment of solar driftwood which by chance or design man has inherited out of the dark mystery of Time and Space. Yet across an immense ethereal gulf, minds that to our minds as ours are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
But they did not reckon on the power of Twitter.
I think there’s value in looking at these media as conduits for serious storytelling,” says Bushman. “I like to think of this kind of work as ‘embedded fiction.’ That is, in your daily online life, you have lots of sites, feed, channels you get information from. And it’s all nonfiction – news, e-mails from friends, status updates. And I want to embed little bits of fiction within these real streams and, hopefully, blur the line between the real world and the story world.
Copy this sentence into your blog if you’re in a heterosexual marriage/relationship (or if you think you might be someday), and you don’t want it “protected” by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
via Emma Bull