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Ross Gibson, Wednesday 15th.

Ross Gibson wrote the fantastic book Seven Versions of an Australian Badland. It's about how the history of a particular piece of land has created a psychological badland, but it's about so much more than that. It's brilliant. A book I can't recommend enough. Outside that, however, Gibson is also a research professor in New Media and Digital Culture, and Wednesday next week he'll be giving at talk at the University of New South Wales.


University of New South Wales Media, Film and Theatre Seminars.

Wednesday 13 April 2005 5 p.m. Webster Building 327


Complexity, Change and Dynamic Aesthetics

What are the aesthetic forms -- inherited as well as recently invented -- that help us to understand complexity, change, interactivity and the investigative impulses?  And how well do our traditional aesthetic criteria and compositional methods assist us to analyse, evaluate and improve these forms?



I'm going to try and make it. Wednesday is the deadline to get the beta version done, printed out, and handed in. It's Thursday and I honestly don't know if it'll work out. I'm in the final stages, but Samuel Clemens was a bad idea that didn't reveal itself to be a bad idea until about five thousand words of a vomit draft, so we're back with Mark Twain, thus making 'The Morning City' a direct sequel to 'The Dreaming City'. The good news is it's all coming smoothly from there--Mark Twain knows what he wants, and it's the hole in his chest repaired, and his dead daughter is going to do that for him, but that doesn't mean it'll all be done by Wednesday.

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benpeek
Apr. 7th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
yeah, okay, i get you. well, when i had samuel clemens, it was about getting his heart back, too. he rubbed at his chest a lot. it was just kind of stupid though, in the end.
bodhichitta0
Apr. 7th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
And people would have been asking themselves, "does he want to get his heart back or does he have a terrible case of indigestion?" :D
benpeek
Apr. 7th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
well, it was meant to be subtle. actually, i thought it worked. it was just the rest that didn't. the rest was just crap. plus, i didn't actually figure a way to give his heart back. believe it or not, if i couldn't think of anything, it was going to be a locket...

this is why i killed samuel clemens.