Maurice Sendak, Author of Where the Wild Things Are, Dies at 83 Image © copyright 1963, Maurice Sendak If you were to ask me what piece of literature has had the most profound impact on me, I wouldn’t have to think at all. It was Maurice Sendak’s picture-book masterpiece, Where the Wild Things Are.
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Notes from “Dreamwork — Spirit in the Dark” An Essay from Excursions from the Far Side of the Mind by Howard Rheingold [Return to Nt. 5]—Marc Barasch, “A Hitchiker’s Guide to Dreamland,” New Age Journal, October 1983. [Return to Nt. 6]—Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation (New York: Macmillan, 1964). [Return to Nt. 7]—Ibid. … Continue reading Excursions from the Far Side of the Mind – Endnotes
Dreamworks—Spirit in the Dark An Essay from Excursions from the Far Side of the Mind by Howard Rheingold Hindsight is 20-20. In 1986, I was designing dreamwork software for Activision before a couple of unscrupulous developers killed the project by spending money they were given to code my designs on other projects. I didn’t trademark … Continue reading Dreamworks (from Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind)
March 30, 2012 — Mill Valley, California
Stillpoint Digital Press (stillpointdigital.com) announced the publication of its first title, Excursions to the Far Side of the Mind: A Book of Memes by Howard Rheingold.
Renowned for exploring the social implications of modern technology, Howard Rheingold has been called by MIT “the first citizen of the Internet.” In these funny, prescient, thought-provoking essays, originally published during the 1970s and 1980s, he casts a glimpse into the changes wrought during that explosive period. From the effects of the graphic user interface (GUI) not only on how we work but how we think, to “tecnharchist” movements that presaged both the hacker mentality and the anarchist idealism of Burning Man of today, to a ground-floor view of the very earliest of what Rheingold was the first to dub virtual communities, his Excursions run the gamut from the silly to the profound.
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So I’ve had this experience a number of times in the past few weeks: someone starts talking about this wonderful Joseph Campbell book they’ve read, Pathways to Bliss… And I find myself feeling very shy. Here’s the thing. Part of me is tickled pink—I spent two years of my life on the bloody book, and … Continue reading Editor! Editor!
After the first book in the series, Jim Butcher established a pattern in his Harry Dresden novels. In each volume, detective/wizard Dresden faces off against another genus in the family of magical beasties. In the second volume, it was werewolves; in the third, it was vampires. This time around, he is confronted with creatures which … Continue reading Summer Knight: These Faeries Are Not All Sweetness and Light