I got tagged by tagged.com and being the tag came from a trusted network passed it on.
Seems after the fact just a froth and bubble ad site.
So anyone who I tagged…..sorry. Please ignore and move on..
Lesson: No matter how your personal net-works, there’s no substitute for self-investigation.
Yes, Stranger than Fiction.
Photo by Whistling in the Dark
I just got back from seeing the film Stranger Than Fiction. I state upfront I’m not a Will Ferrell fan and have come to expect shallow, overstated slapstick which quite frankly leaves me feeling empty.
But this movie is different. It is a brilliantly written story that pulls you into its spell as it weaves its way on Ferrell’s character and the others that are destined to intersect his existence.
And it’s just these intersections where the film shines..no glows..shines is too shallow…with life being found in the overlaping lives of the people he comes across.
It’s in this overlap and in these interstices of the ‘mesh‘ of our existence with others where life really takes place. It’s where the signal will be found.
Photo by Ben McLeod
It leaves me asking the question…
If the signal is in the overlap and these overlaps are often the result of serendipitous collisions of the network effect, how can we deliberately make more collisions?
But before you answer that…take a break and go out and see the movie. You just may bump into someone!
Well it seems too much is happenning in my life at present. Which annoys me. It annoys me because I desire connection and in the world of connection sharing is key….another word I spin on that sharing meme is openness.
But it takes time to share. And right now I don’t have time to share. So I’m making time to share a little bit, show the overlap and the connections from that.
Mike, my mate, brother in munge and podcast co-host is in Sydney at the Unlimited Potential conference where Hugo is who is also a mate and was the first guest on said podcast. Hugo leant me a Tablet to review after hooking up with him on a podcast on TPN, a hookup which Mike is going to play the audio of upconf2007. I see Mike is thinking of a UMPC which reminds me. Hugo, isn’t it time a UMPC got a Lifekludger going-over? Meanwhile Beth Worrall, a friend of Mikes, appeared on her first podcast and gives the shoutout to Mike and I.
Remember…connections happen when stories overlap!
Stories need to be shared for the overlap to occur.
Share or die!
From February 11 to 13th The New Media Consortium virtual campus and AMO Studio will host NMConnect, the largest visual arts symposium in the virtual world of Second Life. NMConnect will host works of artists from all walks of life; master gurus and aspiring artists of every genre will come together in an exciting digital environment. Forums, performances, music, video, sculpture, 2D and interactive arts will be featured together in this groundbreaking virtual world event. http://www.nmc.org/campus/NMConnect
Take a tour and bring your friends! NMConnect provides a new creative dimension to highlight the role of art in modern society not only as a means of expression but as a means for a continued dialogue about the basic bonds that connect us: BEAUTY, TRUTH, WISDOM, LOVE, CHAOS, PEACE. Join us as we connect the dots and make new connections in this virtual symposium.
I have entered three works into the fray:
Artists Heart in Mechanics Brain – CHAOS
Fodder for the Masses – PEACE
Obvious Fragility – TRUTH
Give me a yell if you want a wander around the symposium with me in SL.
Dave (aka Dave Koi)