Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Art of Amateur Radio

There are 700,000 licensed ham radio users in the U.S. These guys know that if the internet and cell phones (suddenly) stop working, they will still be able to communicate. Whether that means warning residents of potential emergencies, communicating mass instructions/directions to a town, cracking jokes, or sending their love to their love across national radio waves. Communication for the masses is perpetually being developed. New forums, new inventions, new sites, new fads. And, like most other fields, new communication is based on old communication. But how has it changed what we are saying, how we are saying it, and what it means?

Can we sort through decades of out-dated communication devices and forms and find something that will change the way we speak once again? By definition, trends and fads escalate and then vacillate often in short periods, many never leaving a lasting impression. But when we talk about communication, sustainable communication, with impeccable speech and noble intentions, that form may be more important than all of the future internet technology combined.

Maybe something to talk about...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

name change

"the effervescent jungle", referring to my time in rio de janeiro didn't feel pertinent anymore. so i've begun anew. please pardon any confusion.
hugs, cheers, and many many thanks for reading my little contributions to this world.

trees have emotions. humans have branches