I still remember the day when I was on the phone with someone from Israel and first heard that squawking call in the background. It sounded a bit like a muezzin or demonstrators proclaiming their demands.
As someone who grew up with early computer games I’m very well aware of the stigma surrounding this … past-time? Procrastination device? art form? And it’s true, many computer games are like Facebook: you play them but you’re not too proud of it (or they’re the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree). Once in a while… Continue reading
After worrying tongue in cheek about the loss of experiential awareness due to photo filter apps and Social Media months ago, I followed the rabbit trail only recently. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this. When I first installed Instagram, a part of me died, I have to admit. But despite all… Continue reading
Yesterday, I stumbled over an interesting recording from the re:publica Berlin 2012 about the changing face of publishing titled: “What happens when authors circumvent publishing houses“. Especially noteworthy I found Leander Wattig‘s introductory talk whose salient points I’d like to summarize here for non-German speaking readers: The Default Setting authors need money to “buy time”… Continue reading
copic on cardboard,2012, AK
At the moment I’m preparing the launch of my first picture book for children. I’m planning to kick it off with a free promo through Amazon. I’ve done it a few times before with other publications, and it can help to get the word out. All the exclusivity arguments against Amazon aside (don’t worry, I’ll… Continue reading
Listening to Red Sparrowes