The Game of Writing (Online)



There's a nice bit of hype about my recent web-writing class over at the local I-Cubed Hub.

With just a few weeks left in the class, students are putting together some amazing stuff. If I get consent, I'll post a few projects here. Video games, typefaces, simulations ... they've done it all this semester.



I have a class to teach in Chicago tomorrow, so Found Friday is going to fall a bit early in the week. This time, it's a poster found strewn about the grass on campus. As e-Waste gets attention, traditional waste gets made.


Found Friday, Wrath and Patience Edition

You're on the way to give your talk on God, in particular focusing on God's wrath and patience. At that exact moment, as you walk across the quad, God's wrath surfaces ... and you lose your note card.

Fortunately, God has patience, too, so as you stumble through your talk your listeners and God are understanding. Thank God.


Omegle Chat Box

Chat boxes are old on the interwebs, but Omegle is a bit different, creating a one-on-one chat space w/ a perfect stranger. You don't need to sign in. You enter a chat box. Said stranger is in the box with you. The two of you chat until one person disconnects.

There is no topic, theme, or stated purpose to the encounter. Just a one-to-one connection.

I found Omegle via MW, who says she likes to confess things via the program. She's creative that way. As for me, connecting a few times to see what would happen, I found myself getting amazingly nervous. Kinda thrilled-nervous. A very strange feeling, created, I guess, by the "talk to strangers" vibe branded on the site.

You should try it. Oh, I should say that, in the four minutes I was on, I got called a "jew" and told that "Canada is a country you stupid fuck." These messages were strangely random.

For the record, I know about the country Canada.