Wiki XXXIV

So I added some new stuff. Hoping to get some feedback. I introduced narrative in reaction to the fact that I thought the wiki was too sprawling, too tenuously connected to be interesting for me to read. I wanted someway to establish intertextuality between posts beyond the obvious 'quotes about war and love.' I no this is a little antithetical to our interest in exploring the ability of a wiki to defy traditional narrative boundaries. I am not however proposing a turn to a conceived hyper-fiction.

second life

i sent links to the "get a first life" page to a couple of my friends. i just had a discussion with one of them about how she met this guy on the subway (in new york) a while ago who was really into second life. some tidbits:

he had surgery, for something i forget, and during his recuperation (he couldn't go to his job) he played second life twenty hours a day.

talks and narrative as performance

Some talks:

real vs. virtual collaboration

I really enjoyed Rettburg's article for the way it describes all the different facets of collective authorship. I guess I had been thinking of collective narratives mostly in terms of the final product/project, but Rettburg's description of his collaborative process of writing The Unknown sounded much more focused on the actual writing process as a kind of performance. Ranging from "in person get-togethers taking turns at the keyboard" to "collective expeditions" and "sessions with friends," much of the process was live collaboration as opposed to virtual.

collectivity online

Tagged:

here's an interesting example of online collectivitiy.

collectivity offline

random thoughts on collective narrative:

How do you role? (wikipedia methodological inclination-wise, that is)

Deletist-Eventualist
0% (0 votes)
Deletist-Immediatist
0% (0 votes)
Inclusionist-Eventualist
100% (5 votes)
Inclusionist-Immediatist
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5

Convergence

Tagged:

I don't want to post too much on ebooks, but reading this article made me re-realize how interesting I found the subject, and I had a few thoughts I hoped to get some reaction on.

my "distributed narrative"

Milliway's Bar:

"a pan-fandom livejournal role playing game." Not quite sure if this is a distributive narrative either, but it's easy to fit almost anything into a category that doesn't seem to have distinct boundaries.

instead of exploding outwards to the world around, this "narrative" takes multiple worlds and implodes them into one...

My selection for tomorrow

A Bliography?

Pepys' diary

I find this delightful.
Is it distributed narrative? I think so. It is interesting because of its multiple authorship, and outside linking. Interestingly the primary content was produced in a stuffy journal 400 years ago.

I think the questions of temporality are mesmerizing.

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