Monday, March 17, 2008

Raw Shark Videos

Further to the aforementioned Raw Shark Texts, I've been reading a bit about the clever marketing campaign behind the book (so clever that I completely missed it, but kind of clever regardless). It includes a whole bunch of YouTube videos supposedly posted by the book's main character, and they reminded me in turn of this article Andrew pointed me towards a while ago, which looked at the online world created around the TV show Lost.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lipstick Traces

As both of you know I'm reading Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces now. I'm only half way through, it's slow going, occasionally jarring frequently laborious but you never know when something will grab you. I soldier on because those bits are too valuable, maybe just because I haven't read anything like this in years but probably because it has deep resonance with my analytical biases. Oh, and it reminded me of something that a fellow student stood up and asked in class back in college. Next post I'll attempt to describe this fascination instead of just talking about how it makes me feel.