My friend Kent who I met at the library just began a blog in which he reposts noteworthy spam. I am very much a fan already, as his first post truly captures the beauty of a well-written spam email. A blog like this can transfer the frustration and eye-rolls expressed upon receipt of spam to… Continue reading Spam can be fun
On The Q Train Tears streamed down her face, and her shoulders heaved in un- controllable spasms. She slouched heavily back when the doors closed, and fell backwards a little when they reopened unex- pectedly. The sob became audible with her falter and a snort, and judging eyes responded with stares under the guise of… Continue reading
We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make. Ted Kennedy
Shouldn’t there be some sort of super-excited-feeling that goes with this?!?! I never wrote an “aftermath” post to the Find the Future game that I played back in May, because the truth is, I felt a little deflated. Unimpressed for sure. Disappointed overall. It was tricky to articulate that, because I didn’t want to pop… Continue reading Well, I’m officially a published author.
This video fairly well answers the question “So what happened at the library?” A few of my new buddies are in it, too! It doesn’t show all sides of it, of course, but it sets a good foundation for conversation and “getting” the general game structure (as much as it can be generally understood). For… Continue reading
Here’s a teaser for my two Find the Future highlights: my squad from Fortitude, and a tour of the stacks!
Many of you have been following (in one way or another) my thoughts and learnings leading up to tonight’s Find the Future at the New York Public Library. I feel the need to make a statement before it all begins, so here goes: What I think will be most interesting on a micro level is… Continue reading Thoughts going into today’s Find the Future
Great teaser from WNYC! McGonigal, who is the author of “Reality is Broken" and an alumna of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, said that her team worked with library curators for six months to identify 100 objects, or treasures — like the Declaration of Independence and the stuffed animals that inspired A.A. Milne to write… Continue reading Game On: Hundreds Spend the Night at the Library to Play Futurist Game
Find the Future, here I come!!!!I was interviewed for Librarified!
Everyone’s been asking….how did I get picked as one of the awesome 500? Honestly, not sure after reading my submission, but I’m sticking to it. Here it is sans edits for you to judge yourself. jenbo1 Brooklyn, NY By the year 2021, I will become the first person to… ride an Air Bike (http://bit.ly/f19skT) around the… Continue reading How I got into the New York Public Library game