So I’m sharing a Quick Bite early only because I stumbled upon this real life love story and couldn’t wait til the next time to share it. It’s told through Radiolab’s usual introspective-meets-zany style, which gives it a different flavor/dimension than I think it would have read just on paper. Very poignant and inspiring.
—> For those curious, it’s about a 21 year old art student whose girlfriend gets into a bad accident while riding her bike on the sidewalks of NYC — he rushes to the hospital to find that she’s become potentially blind and deaf. The doctors are close to announcing her as legally dead due to her body’s condition/her inability to respond, when the unthinkable happens…
Other Quick Bites of the day:
My best image will come in the future.
Illustration and quote from Yuko Shimisu
Computers don’t animate. People do.
Fans are drawn to texts and universes that are really complex. Creative worlds where you get a sense that what you saw was only the merest sliver of what was possible. And so one of the things that fans do is like to explore the cultural levels of a universe, adding different kinds of characters, more representative characters: by giving bigger roles to women, by creating different kinds of roles for queer people and racial minorities, for portraying disabled people. So all of these have been really important loci for people to come together and to tell stories that express political values, socialvalues, cultural values that are very different from what the mass-market can offer and so to self identify as a fan is to say that you’re interested in engaging culture in this really broad and rich way.
PBS Digital Studios – Off Book, Can Fandom Change Society?
Most came to writing as lovers of literature. They wanted to tell stories. They were readers, shaped by the books they’d read. They saw writing as a craft, which it is. But it was a completely different starting point from mine and that of the poets I knew. We came to writing at an earlier age, from an urge to release a scream that had stuck in our throats. Then we worked on our screams until we thought they were something someone might want to hear.
Stephen Elliot, Why I Write
Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.