Unrelated Thoughts

Poems that are not in The End of the Word as We Know It, by Wes Unruh

Monthly Archives: July 2009

should there be some hindsight, perhaps?

After all is said and done, I must admit that–as much as I’m loathe to admit it–Facebook has its perks

walled garden as it may have been once, it’s still entirely too invasive for my liking, and I don’t think my uneasiness with that aspect will ever subside

HOWEVER, that said, I have found it a remarkably useful tool for connecting to a side of my family I never really anticipated contacting…  faithful readers of this rss feed likely know already that I’m an adoptee, that I’ve been hypersensitive to adoption issues that arise in my life personally, and in culture at large.

So, to contextualize this somewhat, I’ve been in contact with my biological mother through Facebook.  As a result, my wife insists I stop complaining about Facebook and accept it as another platform for communication, one with more depth and reach than most other online social spaces… whatever.  I’m ornery enough to stick to my biases even when I know I’m wrong.

hell I still think this whole internet thing is a fad…


Quaint Media vs Emergent Media

despite being meaningful and insightful emergent media, as a term, can only go so far in enabling a comprehensive visualization of potential

trans-media narrative has been an obsession of mine, primarily because I’m developing a fiction through placement of ‘new media’ objects

perhaps the real issue is not the dynamic between traditional media (which allowed for convergence culture) and new media (which enabled academic recognition of convergence culture in action)

instead, the dynamic now and becoming more diffuse overtime seems to be that of quaint (or nostalgiac) media and emergent media – a media which has suffered far too long under the appelation of ‘social’

(part of this thought process resulted from reading this article)

The Famous Jesse ‘Big Daddy’ Unruh Quote

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