rmeyers's blog

rmeyers's picture

A Webbed Story: Manhua and Manga, Hong Kong and Japan

          Frames can symbolize things (conclusions, formalities, endings, etc.)—boundaries that are hard to see. Frames can also be more like windows, allowing viewers to reach through them into worlds beyond. And frames can be less like frames and more curtains or webs, airy with their in-betweens, but still providing a gauzy boundary through which to view those worlds beyond. My framing web is this: a few strands of our class discussions got tangled, and here I am, looking at international comics.

rmeyers's picture

Presenting: Memory

Presenting: Memory

“We can call a book that emphasizes the who over the what—the shown over the summed, the found over the known, the recent over the historical, the emotional over the reasoned—a memoir.” –Larson, Memoir and the Memoirist. “A discovery which then becomes the story.”

rmeyers's picture

Defining Dreams

 

The Dream of Definitions

In a dream world, the definitions of reality seem to be no longer viable. They become twisted and multiplied; each definition can be molded to a new form. The connections between objects and their definitions are liquid, and seemingly inapplicable to the waking reality. And yet, as Lewis Carroll proposes in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the dream world is not so different from reality –they are both absurd. If this is the case, could not the nature of definitions be fluid in reality as well as in dreams?

rmeyers's picture

new genre proposal: editable

I am posting this first-draft/notes for my proposal on the blog, because I can edit here. I wanted to get some ideas down fresh, and this way I am not wasting a post for smaller notes. I will add to this/link to it when the proposal is due (and this way you can all see how these ideas progressed --the point of our blog, right?).

Draft 2: (Draft 1 and Notes below in true blog style)

rmeyers's picture

Say Copyright, Say Creative Commons

February 21, 2010

You Say Copyright, I Say Creative Commons: Cory Doctorow

Syndicate content