A delight it is to publish this book of poetry, of haiku-ish.
Haiku-ish are informed by the haiku poetry form, are 17 syllables-plus,
are often three lines, where nature is a focus, and can be inwardly
implosive or enlightening
What’s also unique about this volume of poetry is the addition of a
blog link with every poem, where in these blog posts, you will also
book's target audiences are undergraduate and graduate students,
faculty, information technology social scientists, academics interested
in the "virtual," and people with a
fondness for the 1960s. and alternative culture.
My book comes into conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age
in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human"
(Princeton 2008), and could be read in academic courses in direct
conversation with "Coming of Age in SL."
I'd like for readers to
be able to visit virtual Harbin and have a Harbin experience, in their
bathtubs, for example, for the meditative releasing action of the warm
waters, - and write ethnographically about this.
* I just posted this note to the FB Harbin Hot Springs group I started … https://www.facebook.com/groups/5609024455/ I'd like
to let Harbin friends know about my upcoming Harbin book -
www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - with this Harbin
Hot Springs :) group which I hope also will document some of Harbin
pre-fire. Am looking for many photos I can publish now, after the fire,
and will explore donating some of the royalties from this book to a
Harbin residents' fund.
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