"totally against graffiti"


i haven't found a distributed narrative i want to talk about in class yet, but i did stumble upon this.

A plea for info



Borf is the tag of a graffiti artist who did most of his art in DC. His tag is supposed to be a reference to a friend of his, "Bobby Fisher" who committed suicide. I went to high school in the district and I remember everyone's excitement upon finding out that there was a Borf tag right next to our school.

narrative spread so thin you didn't even realize it was there

Walker needs to stop tossing around the word narrative. She admits as much:

•"Neither Obey nor Space Invaders uses narratie in the formal sense as defined by narratologists." (p. 14)

• "...if my various self-represenations on the web can be read as a narrative (and that may not be the best descriptive term), ..." (p. 15)

• "Perhaps these aggregated narratives are not true narratives." (p. 17)

A righteous Fellow

I can't help but tell this story. There is straight-up insane patron of a bar I attend in Minneapolis called Bullwinkle's. He is always there. I can't remember his name which is too bad.

Here is his deal. He pays you one hundred dollars and he tattoos a picture of his face on you. This has conditions. By taking his tattoo you joined his army. At some point in the future he will call you to rise up against the forces of capitalism.

Stumble Your Way into Art

Walker mentions a work called "The Unknown" in which the author encouraged inbound links so that readers would "stumble" upon the work, while on other websites. This made me think of an artist I was learning about in ceramics class (the name escapes me now, but I will post it on Tuesday) who would make really tiny models (I think of cities) and place them in random locations around cities like inside a phone booth or inside a museum stairwell. People who were going about their daily business would run into these really excquisite sculptures in the most mundane places.

My letter to Shelley

Dear Shelley,

Pessimism is ubiquitous today. You have the ability to relieve some.

I probably will never be published how and where I want to.

Until I found out you might be willing to publish on me.

I want you to appropriate my skin, and I will appropriate your word, and we will make sweet literary love with needle and ink.

I may be a year to late and 20,000 requests behind, but my skin is young and aching to transcend the limited communication of dimple constellations.
I hope you'll consider me for a word.

Devin Rapson
Minneapolis/Los Angeles


i showed both of these projects to one of my friends and she went pretty crazy for them. not crazy enough to get a tattoo, but crazy enough to talk with me about them for a while. these are two things that came out of the conversation.


oh yeah, the survey below is a result of me stumbling upon the survey option in creating content, so sorry for the poll trash. i <3 polls.

shelley jackson

is my favorite e-lit author
0% (0 votes)
is more provacative than i could ever be in my writing
0% (0 votes)
creeps me out
0% (0 votes)
all of the above
100% (2 votes)
Total votes: 2
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