Today I saw two of them and it was really annoying.
So I typed into google, ‘Are Americans loud’, you know, confirmation bias and everything, and found Quora-writer-people types saying yeah they are, and this quote:
As a Northern Irish European who quite regularly comes across travellers from the USA the volume difference is very clearly noticeable but what comes across as even stranger is that lots of Americans do not seem to either censor or limit anything they say. To the more reserved European mentality it looks like many Americans need to express every single thought that comes into their mind, and express it loudly and with no awareness of of those around them.
Something cool happened. This was at the virtual event, SF Zine Festival. This was on Tuesday.
Michael Bridgett, Jr., aka ‘Mike Dynamo,’ talked about making S P A C E. And what it is. And why we do it.
I loved watching it live-streaming and ‘being there’, ambiently, to admire his wittiness and eloquence. Cool that we could do this, from our distant perches in Southeast Asia’s Cambodia and Vietnam. Yeah. Quite neat. Seeing Mike sharing about S P A C E—and especially the Book of Feelings project, something that he, me and a few others I’m working with are exploring together now, was cool. I love working with Mike in S P A C E. I feel lucky that I get to. Check out one of his written pieces, it’s called ‘Continuous Partial Attention’, and it’s over at this page.
Below is the segment of the recording where you can hear him.
Some things that friends of S P A C E both near and far have said about the above…
Awesome! he did a great presentation of S P A C E :) —CS
Thanks for sharing Michael’s presentation. I love the way he talked about your process in the development of mak[ing] S P A C E. This is wonderful. —DM
This is great! Definitely put a smile on my face. —ND
About Michael Bridgett, Jr.
Michael “Mike Dynamo” Bridgett is a vocalist/emcee and charismatic currently performing with live hip hop band, Hypnotic Fist Technique and 90’s cover project 99 Boyz in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mike also writes about media and cultural analysis for fun as well as playing and connecting over video games. Read more, including links to his works in music and writing, at this post.
About SF Zine Festival
‘Cyber Fest will run for three weeks in September, from the 6th through the 26th. We have selected 150 exhibitors for Cyber Fest who represent diverse communities, perspectives, genres, skills, and experiences. Learn more about exhibitors here. You’ll be able to watch live broadcasts of festival programs on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Check out our full schedule!’ –Organizers of SF Zine Festival