Category Archives: Borg Like Me

“An Evening with Gareth Branwyn,” at Salon Contra in DC, Next Monday

Join me next Monday, Sept 22, for a special Pink Line Project “Salon Contra” event. An Evening with Gareth Branwyn Monday, September 22 6:30-8pm @Pink Line Project HQ (details provided after RSVP) Author and cyberculture pioneer, Gareth Branwyn, will be here to talk about his new book, Borg Like Me & Other Tales of Art, […]

A Tour Through Borg Like Me

I did a short video with my friend, videographer Rob Parrish, of me paging through the Sparks of Fire Press edition of Borg Like Me (with the bookplate, mini bookmark, and mail art envelope). This should give you a better idea of how lovely it is inside. Pick up your own swanky copy here.

“Into the Future! The Making of Beyond Cyberpunk!” on Boing Boing

Boing Boing is running an excerpt of Borg Like Me. It’s the full story of how we came to create the ground-breaking 1991 hypermedia electronic book, Beyond Cyberpunk! Building a Cyberpunk “Data Bucket” While Peter and I were anxious to get our hands dirty with hypermedia, I discovered a rather exhaustive list of cyberpunk sci-fi […]

Me Being Interviewed on My Writing Habits

Fun little interview on the productivity website, Lift, about my writing habits (or lack thereof). In the time since you launched your kickstarter campaign, you’ve seemed to make steady incremental progress on bringing the book to market. What sort of daily habits would you recommend to a writer who’s trying to complete a book? Was […]

Ordering Borg Like Me FROM Me

When you order the print edition directly from me, you get some extra goodies that you don’t get through Amazon (or anywhere else). First off, you get the beautiful letterpress-printed bookplate designed by Blake Maloof (my son and the resident artist at SoFP). The plate is tipped into the book and autographed. You also get […]

I Did a Reddit Ask Me Anything. Here’s the Resulting Discussion

Question: In the book The End of Absence, author Michael Harris points out that we are the last generation alive that remembers before the InterWebNet was born. I’m no Luddite, I may be online too much since my health forced me to quit my very physical work. I find it harder and harder not to […]

Announcing the “Hard Launch” of Borg Like Me

We consider the July release of Borg Like Me to be a soft launch, designed to fulfill all of Kickstarter backer rewards and to work out all of the bugs for fulfillment. Now that all of that is sorted out and fall is upon us, it’s time to launch this baby with as much powder […]

Borg Like Me Spawns Fairy Post Office in the Berkeley Hills

It’s amazing how magic can sometimes beget magic. I have a piece in Borg Like Me about Lea Redmond’s “World’s Smallest Postal Service” and a very enchanting experience I had once when I found a little “house” set up inside of a rotted out knot hole in a tree. For the piece, I decided to […]

Borg Like Me Artist Featured on Boing Boing

David Pescovitz has a great piece on Boing Boing today about the iconic 90s Schwa art, including some of the more memorable images and an interview with its creator, William Barker: In the early 1990s, adman/fine artist William Barker’s Schwa became the iconic artwork of the cyberculture underground. Barker’s paranoiac stick figures, faux-corporate undertones, and […]

Sparks of Fire Press Bookplate Being Letterpress Printed

Just got this video of my new Sparks of Fire Press bookplate being printed by the wonderful Fran and Jen of Zeichen Press. Can’t wait to see the plates in person! These plates, inscribed by me, were offered as a premium for the Kickstarter campaign for my book, Borg Like Me. You can still get […]