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oov jav on Twitter: "REAL places where r e a l i t y IS ALTERED •your friends kitchen when you wake up in the middle of the night during a sleepover to get water •beaches at night •airports in the early morning •inside your car during the car wash
"REAL places where r e a l i t y IS ALTERED

•your friends kitchen when you wake up in the middle of the night during a sleepover to get water
•beaches at night
•airports in the early morning
•inside your car during the car wash
•cracker barrel


•your bedroom during a storm
•post offices
•being in the mall when they announce over the intercom that they will be closing soon
•internet cafes
•standing in the middle of a usually busy road at like 3 am
•the office supplies section of your local grocery store"
reality  classideas  writingprompts  unexpected  discomfort  abnormal  alteredstate  2018 
may 2018 by robertogreco
Sal Randolph: A Call for Migratory Objects
"Do you have an object whose story you would like to share? An heirloom, an artwork, a toothbrush, a stone? An object which has inspired you, dominated you, educated you, exalted or degraded you? For our second exhibition of the Migration year, we invite you to lend us your object and include with it everything you know about its migratory story.

These objects will be our starting point for a three-month exploration of the Migration of Objects. We will view them as independent beings with stories of their own, stories that began before the object’s encounter with you and that will likely continue long after you part. Your story of the object may start with you but may necessarily migrate into the economic, the industrial, the political, the historical, the geologic, the environmental and so on.

Anyone can play. Here’s how it works:…"
salrandolph  objects  storytelling  migratoryobjects  art  stories  migrationofobjects  proteusgowanus  exhibitions  crowdsourcing  classideas  writingprompts 
november 2011 by robertogreco
The Infinite Adventure Machine (prototype 01) on Vimeo
"TIAM is a proposal for a computer program which generates fairy-tale plots. 

While fully automatic story generation remains an unsolved problem for computer science, this project explores the links between imagination and computation. Tales and myths; the core narratives of human culture, have been transmitted for generations through various technologies and media. What new forms might they take through digital formats and Artificial Intelligence?

Based on the work of Vladimir Propp, who reduced the structure of russian folk-tales to 31 basic functions, TIAM aims to question the limitations and implications of attempts at programming language and narrative.

Because the program is unable to deliver a finished story, rather only a crude synopsis and illustrations, users have to improvise, filling the gaps with their imagination and making up for the technology's shortcomings."
applications  ios  ipad  storytelling  stories  writingprompts  video  improvisation 
november 2011 by robertogreco
In Time trailer
"Here's a four-minute teaser trailer for In Time, a sci-fi action thriller directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) and starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.<br />
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"In the late 21st century, time has replaced money as the unit of currency. At 25 years old, aging stops and each person is given one more year to live. Unless you replenish your clock, you die."<br />
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Nice to see someone taking the attention economy literally."
time  sciencefiction  sicfi  attentioneconomy  classideas  writingprompts  film 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Steins;Gate - Wikipedia
"The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them. Steins;Gate has been praised for its intertwining storyline and the voice actors have been commended for their portrayal of the characters."
games  japan  interactivefiction  storytelling  timetravel  manga  xbox360  videogames  classideas  writingprompts  visualnovels  edg  srg  scifi  sciencefiction  akihabara  tokyo  anime  if  cyoa 
july 2011 by robertogreco
A Brief History of Architecture Fiction: Implausible Futures for Unpopular Places: Places: Design Observer
"First, we identify a suitable building: Something that appears neglected, and seems to have no immediate prospects for a future use. In short, we choose an unpopular place. Next we devise a hypothetical future for that structure. Specifically, we strive to make this future blatantly implausible: maybe provocative, maybe funny; above all engaging. Then an artist creates a rendering based on the imaginary concept. This is printed onto a 3' x 5' sign, modeled on those used by real developers. That sign, finally, goes onto the building."

"Our neighborhood is the sort that people describe as "transitional," and some of the property…is vacant. On one nearby commercial structure…I noticed a sign…You've seen similar signs…It was a rendering of a development, a future, involving a small, empty building. It suddenly struck me that, given how long this sign has been here, what it depicted was, at best, a hypothetical future — and arguably a fictitious one."
design  architecture  writing  fiction  designfiction  robwalker  classideas  architecturefiction  archigram  creativity  jgballard  brucesterling  hypotheticdevelopmentorganization  writingprompts  geoffmanaugh  bldgblog  carlzimmerman  brettsnyder  phantomcity  nyc  nola  neworleans  losangeles  cities  urban  urbapotential  foundfutures  honolulu  stuartcandy  packardjennings  stevelambert  genre  storytelling  benkatchor  detroit  dreams  seeing  noticing 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Larry Smith's Six Word Project on Vimeo
"Larry Smith wants to know your story. Since 2006, Smith has undertaken the Six-Word Memoir Project inviting his Smith Magazine readers to tell their stories in just a handful of words. His project can now be found in classrooms, boardrooms, hospitals, churches, speed-dating sessions, and at live six-word “slams” across the world."
smithmagazine  sixwordproject  twitter  2006  via:cervus  classideas  larrysmith  simplicity  sixwords  storytelling  identity  biography  publishing  viral  books  efficiency  expression  writingprompts  hemingway  2010 
july 2011 by robertogreco
How To Write An Autobiography on Vimeo [It's a video…watch!]
"An Autobiography is the story of a Person's life, written by that Person.

Saint Augustine's Confessions is considered the first Western autobiography, and it is still an influential model thousands of years later. The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity.

The first thing you do when writing an autobiography is start off with a lot of facts about your life.

Try to find interesting facts.

You have to give a lot of information so your reader can understand what is going on.

Pictures can be very helpful. Remember: show, don't tell.

Let's get started.

Fill in the blanks and answer the following:

This is a story of a person named BLANK.
Who started out as a BLANK.
Who struggled to overcome BLANK.
And developed into a person who BLANK… [continues]"
autobiography  writingprompts  classideas  storytelling  diy  howto  fillintheblank 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Flickr: Worth A Thousand Words
"Welcome! Upload images that tell a story, beg a question, answer an inquiry or spark the imagination. Inspired by the timeless creative illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg. (See "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick").

Photography is about telling stories through imagery. Sometimes those stories are best left unspoken."
classideas  photography  flickr  writing  writingprompts  tcsnmy  harrisburdick  chrisvanallsburg 
september 2010 by robertogreco
lukeneff's writing_prompt Bookmarks on Delicious
Need a source for quality, original, timely writing prompts? One that is updated frequently? Luke Neff is doing the work for you.
writing  tcsnmy  classideas  teaching  writingprompts  lukeneff 
july 2010 by robertogreco

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