[Humanist] 30.470 interface figuration: "like a shark"

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Nov 8 07:38:54 CET 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 470.
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        Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:36:01 -0500 (EST)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: interface figuration
        In-Reply-To: <20161106082352.896E38209 at digitalhumanities.org>

Willard,

I will never quite look at a cursor the same way again:

<quote>
[...]
The arrow-headed cursor points
Into space, but glides like a shark between
Sandbar and reef
[...]
</quote>

From Mark Ford's "Inside" in <I>Soft Sift</I> (Faber & Faber, 2001)

Gives new meaning to surfing the net.

-- 
Francois Lachance
Scholar-at-large
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance





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