Well, I’m not exactly keeping up a weekly project every week but I thought I might as well number sequentially and in some weird dream land I might catch up to the actual week number… but anyway…
This week, the creation is another essay. It might seem like cheating a little but I think that writing this particular analysis was creative in its own way. I absorbed myself in a process and learned a lot and then created by distilling it.
The essay is over on Cathemeral Thinking but this is how it starts:
On Thursday morning (US Pacific Time), March 12, 2009, a piece of debris came close enough the International Space Station to require the astronauts to take refuge in the Soyez module, just in case there was a collision. In the end, the debris passed by without incident.
I experienced this event almost entirely through twitter. This essay is to share my experience about how this is an example of ways in which somebody can follow news in a format completely different from conventional news reporting. This experience is, obviously, peculiar to me, in that only I follow my set of twitter users, and this is my personal reaction to it. However, I believe that this kind of process is starting to occur for many more people and it changes the way those people will use conventional news reporting.