I like Mark Harris’ take on the technology overdose. I particularly like when he references NYT’s expert David Carr’s prediction on media convergence in 2011. Carr discusses the ways television and social media collide and predicts that the commentary flooding Twitter and FB will eventually become a mainstay of the watching experience-meaning one can view follower comments on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Basketball Wives directly on their beautiful HD flatscreen TV.
This. slightly. frightens. excites. me.
While the Twitter commentary surrounding the ridiculous antics of reality television amuses me, interrupt my fave scripted show with BS if you want. I dare you. Unfollow.
Currently working on a short/music video concept. Thrilled, perhaps, is the only word that comes to mind.
A talented singer, actress and friend casually brings up the concept over brunch. She’s got the idea down on paper, and wants to bring it to life. We sit by the window in a quaint cafe, on 12th St. between Avenue A and B. Over french toast and yogurt, she regales me with the idea. Plans, commands explode from conversation. She says, “I see her in a hotel room…” but I study her dark eyes. I notice her nail polish. I examine her hair. Black. Thick. I picture her hair tossled and piled on the top of her head. I want her lipstick smeared and her eyes…black.
As this woman breaks down the essence of our heroine’s conundrum…perpetual pleasure and pain meets self-identified failure, all I see…all I WANT to see is a monster.
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”—Shakespeare (via linadoll)
“I’ve never thought of writing as the mere arrangement of words on the page but the attempted embodiment of a vision; a complex of emotions; raw experience. The effort of memorable art is to evoke in the reader or spectator emotions appropriate to that effort.”—Joyce Carol Oates - from The Faith of a Writer - Ecco, 2003 (via literary-labyrinth)