22 Mar 2010

Learning curves, redux

March 22, 2010 506, assignments Comments Off

I was 18 the first time I wanted someone, and I mean really wanted someone, felt-like-I’d-been-drugged wanted someone, why-are-my-hands-shaking wanted someone, sorry-I-missed-that-what-are-we-talking-about-again wanted someone.

I don’t remember what it was we were doing in that meeting, but I remember the immediate struggle it became to even try to pay attention once he walked in.

Ten years later, I can still tell it’s him when he walks up behind me in a restaurant by the way my brain suddenly checks out.

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22 Feb 2010

Learning curves

February 22, 2010 506, assignments Comments Off

I was 18 the first time I wanted someone, and I mean really wanted someone, felt-like-I’d-been-drugged wanted someone, why-are-my-hands-shaking wanted someone, sorry-I-missed-that-what-are-we-talking-about-again wanted someone.

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15 Feb 2010

Except, I’m really with Turkle on this.

February 15, 2010 506, assignments Comments Off

The problem with talking about identity creation, whether on the Internet or not, is that the argument assumes that identity is consciously created.

It’s not.

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8 Feb 2010

Arf You

February 8, 2010 506, assignments Comments Off

On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog.

Unless, of course, you bark.

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."

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