Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blogs that have caught my eye

In no particular order:

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing

K21st -- Essential 21st Century Knowledge



Wild Rote

We Make Money Not Art



Environmental Graffiti

Urban Prankster

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Who Killed Bambi?

So many images, so little time . . .

(Thanks to @georgedvorsky for the tip.)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Famous Monster"

I've traveled the country with film-maker Mike MacDonald, so I'm supremely embarrassed that I have yet to view "Famous Monster," his documentary about science fiction/horror icon Forrest J. Ackerman.

Fortunately for genre devotees, the film now has its own blog. And yes, copies can be ordered.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hidden Experience

My friend Mike Clelland (Little Boing Marks) has started a fascinating new blog delving into his experiences with strangeness and synchronicity. Mike's humility and painterly attention to detail are decided assets in a world where the very term "paranormal" has become associated with excessive credulity.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Michael MacDonald blogs

Friend and Halifax-based film-maker Mike MacDonald has started a blog. (His most intriguing post thus far, at least to my mind, is his refutation of the conventional medical explanation for sleep paralysis. Having experienced sleep paralysis, I can't say I agree with Mike's interpretation; then again, it's entirely possible that we're dealing with an entire spectrum of anomalous states rather than a singular phenomenon.)

Lastly, while I'm on the subject, here's the text of a post from May of 2006:

Last night I half-watched "Veronica Mars" while Web-surfing, then promptly collapsed into bed. I experienced a fleeting episode of sleep paralysis in which an "alien" seemed to lift my fingers to its mouth and lingeringly kiss them. (We swapped some sort of garbled telepathic dialogue which, at the time, I thought was marginally interesting and perhaps blog-worthy, but now I can't remember what was "said.")

The "alien" left quickly, and I tried to turn my head to watch it depart through my bedroom door. I honestly don't know if I "saw" anything or not, but my impression was that the being was pale -- possibly luminous -- and taller than the gray, drone-like beings that feature in so many accounts.

Rest assured this "encounter" was pure hynopompic cinema, not an actual visitation. I more or less knew this when it was happening, and it's abundantly clear now. So here I am playing "debunker" again, describing an event that I insist never really happened except on a semi-conscious level. Yet -- and this is critical -- I'm not about to claim that all reported alien visitations are neurochemical anomalies. For all I know, some are all-too-real.

In a bittersweet sense, I wish last night's episode had been the real thing; the idea of an (evidently) friendly alien darting into my room to give me a quick display of affection, unencumbered by forbidding probes and weird lights, isn't entirely unpleasant.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Evidently, some people actually read this blog.

Here's the proof.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Please welcome Symbol Interface and The Human Condition to the sidebar.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

K. Eric Drexler ("Engines of Creation") blogs!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog of the day: Transmaterial

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blog of the day: Little Boing Marks by friend and ufological co-conspirator Mike Clelland. Mike's drawings are delightful: R. Crumb meets Dr. Seuss.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The saucers keep coming. Send your photographic evidence to macbot [at] yahoo dot com.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blog of the day: Conspiraporn!
You are reading this blog's 8,000th post.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Midori-san, the blogging houseplant

If houseplants could blog, what would they say? To find out, Kamakura-based IT company KAYAC Co., Ltd. has developed a sophisticated botanical interface system that lets plants post their thoughts online.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Two new blogs that have caught my attention: Nomadnomo and Space Angels.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Things That Look Like Flying Saucers has been updated.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog of the day: Environmental Graffiti
Flying saucers -- they're everywhere!

(This reminder brought to you by Things That Look Like Flying Saucers, a blog devoted to "Close Encounters of the Mundane Kind.")

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I've tentatively launched a new collaborative photo-blog, Things That Look Like Flying Saucers. It's pretty self-explanatory. Spread the meme.

Friday, September 12, 2008 is right up there with the indispensably funny "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks.