Author Archives: OneWordLong

Maps to Adventure: You Are Swept Into Eternity

If you were a kid in a Western country in the 1980s who was at all interested in reading, chances are your parents and teachers tried to encourage you with Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks. Atlas Obscura has a great article … Continue reading

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Shapereader: Tactile Language

Shapereader is tactile language designed to allow the creation of universally accessible narrative works of tactile literature . . . Shaperader is comics book for the blind, and others who can’t use conventional print media. It was developed by Finnish conceptual artist Ilan Manouach … Continue reading

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Home by the Sea (collage gif)

  I was working on a lot of bits and pieces of different collages these past couple weeks, and this made it to the finish line first. There’ll be a printed version of it someday, without the figures dancing in … Continue reading

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President Obama on Storytelling

President Obama had a long talk with The New York Times, and they spoke at length about his love of writing, reading, and the importance of storytelling. Obama, “Look, I don’t worry about the survival of the novel. We’re a … Continue reading

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Three Recent Collages, the end of 2016

Haven’t posted any collage in a while, but I worked on these three piece, on-and-off for a bit. I bought a handful of random magazines from my local library, and some scrap cloth, to work in the traditional way. The … Continue reading

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The Wrestling Queen Vs. The Daughter of Darkness

  This past year, I became interested in the careers of two women wrestlers, Vivian and Luna Vachon–members of the famous Canadian wrestling dynasty that started with “Mad Dog” and Paul “the Butcher” Vachon. Vivian has the distinction of being … Continue reading

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Wrestling with the Voting Public

I’ve been thinking a lot about the presidential election, and what I believe nearly everyone missed about the Trump campaign method. Trump presented himself as a laughable candidate to many people, despite constant primary victories, humiliating his opponents in debates, and massive … Continue reading

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