Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Weekly Workshop: Web Anarchy
I had another workshop post planned, but then I read this entry from Hayden's Ferry Review's blog, which led me to Godinger's crystal gavel. Being a fan of unexpected Yelp posts and crazy Craigslist ads (my favorite: a barter post where a guy wanted to trade an old, windowless van for some guns), I appreciate the way these comments play with form and expectation. So much of our life is on the internet now that a little irony is certainly appreciated. So my weekly workshop is short and simple: put something unexpected on the web. Write a Craigslist ad for used diapers. Try to sell your mother on Ebay. Create a blog for Ignatius J. Reilly. Then tell me about it.