Electric Dreams Introduction on TedFriedman.com http://ht.ly/3VN9o #cyborg #startrek #utopia #jameson #habermas #utopiansphere
In Electric Dreams I call this “the dialectic of technological determinism.” We project onto technology our utopian visions of the future.
kaepora Nadim Kobeissi
BREAKING: Facebook events are being organized for protests in Saudi Arabia on February 18th!! http://j.mp/ihyGPy
Withdrawing projections means realizing the power was within you all along. Your anima pop godess. Your puer rock star. Your Buddha-nature.
But maturity & wisdom comes when we withdraw projections. See people & things for who & what they are in themselves.
Projection is necessary & valuable – it’s what Robert Johnson calls “carrying your gold” when you’re not ready yet to carry it yourself.
In Jungian terms, technological determinism is projection: giving power to machines that really belongs to ourselves….
scottros Scott Rosenberg
Stock markets “becoming noisy sideshow” as investing goes elite, new companies ignore. http://is.gd/lU3ZXl good read from @felixsalmon
Lady Antebellum still regret not giving D. Boon a ride that time.
amazonmp3 Amazon MP3
This year’s Album of the Year #grammy nominees incl. #arcadefire are just $5 each thru Feb.: http://amzn.to/fKMy5q
hyperlocavore Liz McLellan
RT @staciemunoz: Win, what’s with the BMX riders? Where are the hipsters cruising around on their fixies??!! #arcadefire #grammys
I remember seeing Lady Antebellum at an all-ages show at City Gardens in Trenton in 1986. #punk
FrankConniff Frank Conniff
Wish this Mountain Dew ad would end and the #Grammys would start again. Oh, wait, I’m watching Arcade Fire’s performance.
hyperlocavore Liz McLellan
gotta love the #hipsters hating on #arcadefire …now that they can feed and house themselves… #grammys2011
I was one of the few to support Lady Antebellum when they left Alternative Tentacles.
I liked a YouTube video — Laura Marling // Rambling Man – San Francisco, CA http://youtu.be/R9OgkYU5Hvc?a
.@JuddApatow @LocoFingTweets I heard what Miley smoked was salvia, which is perfectly legal in most states but more potent than LSD.
Vonn, Still Foggy From Concussion, Risks Downhill Run by @alanschwarz in NYTimes.com http://ht.ly/3VMxm
I liked a YouTube video — Laura Marling // Goodbye England – San Francisco, CA http://youtu.be/d25dALITmsk?a
Wife: “So Justin Bieber isn’t making me feel old enough, now I have to remember Evergreen?”
A one time only performance by Barbara Streisand at the #Grammys! Singing the one song I was hoping she wouldn’t sing!
nealbrennan Neal Brennan
Grammys: The last time there were this many black ppl and rednecks in the same place was the courtroom scene in “A Time to Kill.”
I’m gonna buy some of that motherfucking iced tea Eminem was advertising!
JuddApatow Judd Apatow
I thought the Grammy’s were all around great. The Dylan-Mumford- Avett section was fantastic. Streisand too. I am ready for the dr. Dre rec
I liked a YouTube video — Laura Marling – New Romantic http://youtu.be/zNxar07_9YA?a
I liked a YouTube video — Laura Marling – Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) (Live at B… http://youtu.be/lUi9teTRCgk?a
I liked a YouTube video — Goodbye India: To Darkness http://youtu.be/Q_aD3QoGieg?a
I liked a YouTube video — Goodbye India: Awake My Soul http://youtu.be/izosZ3bTO5w?a
I liked a YouTube video — Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project – Goodbye I… http://youtu.be/AuhYqHTNJiA?a
I liked a YouTube video — Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project – To Darkness http://youtu.be/n3XpmCQsN0E?a
Woah! Inverse world! Worst song of the year won best song of the year. Rain is falling up. Birds are dead. Jesus Returns! #grammys
Lady Antebellum have to have some Altman’s Nashville “Bill, Mary and Tom” shit going on.
Hmmm love the song, but hates that their name refers to pre civil war era south: http://bit.ly/hP3cUp
I liked a YouTube video — Laura Marling India Tour – Meheni Rachi With Dharohar Projec… http://youtu.be/RABtaqahoEw?a
Not surprised that I enjoyed the Muppets on the #Grammys. But I’m a little disturbed that I found them kind of hot.
New Story: Today in Middle-earth, February 14 (http://www.theonering.net/torwp/?p=31155) http://www.theonering.net/torwp/?p=31155
Nicole Kidman is so stoked not to be a scientologist. #grammys
You guys I’m not positive but I think Katy Perry might want us to look at her cans
Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling & Dharohar Project EP: http://amzn.to/hw0gQO #Grammys #GlobalFolkMusic #IMR
If you enjoyed Mumford & Sons on the #Grammys, check out the great EP they did with Laura Marling & the Dharohar Project. #GlobalFolkMusic
BARKLY from Sesame street is in the dundgeon family! #grammys
FACT: “Fuck You” significantly less charming bowdlerized.
List of Grammy winners in major categories – TODAYshow.com http://ht.ly/3VLfV
Memles Myles A. McNutt
On Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples, Lady Gaga, Cee-Lo Green, and the Muddled Memory-Making of the 2011 #Grammys: http://bit.ly/hwC52x.
sportsguy33 Bill Simmons
@jacoby_ Let’s create an elaborate handshake to perform every time we see each other. I’d like it to end with fake gunshots.
sportsguy33 Bill Simmons
My wife eats up red carpet shows. I don’t get them at all. It’s like being trapped at a bad cocktail party without drinks.
Bob Dylan sounded great with all that acoustic backing. Let’s just hope he never goes electric. #Grammys
Real talk would ANY girl be comfortable spending 10 mins alone in a room with Dylan after that? #grammys
Bob Dylan sounds like what I look like in the mornings.
Usher. One Part bobby brown, one part starfleet new recruit. #grammys
Why is Will Smith so emotionally effected by Lady Gaga’s win? Take it from me, I just dont understand #grammys
WhitlockJason Jason Whitlock
Just saw it on west coast. Gaga hugged LL Cool J. Easy mistake to make RT @callmemrfresh1: Gaga huggin it out with @WhitlockJason?
The Lady Gaga song sounds just like Madonna but Adrian Tomine drew just like Dan Clowes before he found his own style. #anybody?
evgenymorozov Evgeny Morozov
Egypt And Tunisia: Without Economic Justice, Democratic Dreams Can Never Truly Be Fulfilled | The New Republic tnr.com/article/agains…
Damn Mumford dude is cute. I imagined a grizzly bum. #grammys
Mumford and Sons with real instruments! BANJO!!! YAY! #grammys2011
“Reading ‘Ulysses’ is one of the joys of life” – Frank Delaney guides through this “multi-tasking in prose” http://bit.ly/f59TQk
Never again will that Cello dude be this cool. #grammys
olivia: is dylan singing that way on purpose? does he know he’s on tv now?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. I refer to a lozenge.
First rule of Ninja is stealth. #grammys2011 #youredoingitwrong #bieber
Justin Bieber’s ninja squad contains theatre arts graduates from CalArts, Tisch School of the Arts and SUNY-Purchase.
That’s the spirit! RT @justinbieber: I lost … but I don’t plan on this being my last chance …
jayrosen_nyu Jay Rosen
I just de-activated my Quora account. It wasn’t working for me and I’m already pouring a lot into one corporate blogging Silo: this one.
Aw, not an egg, Gaga. Salvador Dali did that already. Hell, the Penguin did that already.
Yakov Smirnoff suing “The House That Built Me” writer, claiming it ripoffs his “In Russia Houses Build You” bit. #Grammys
Look how creepy Usher looks staring intently at a 13 year old boy. #grammys
Seeing how I actually know+like a lot of the acts/nominees at Grammys- either means a)I’m “with it” or b)Grammys are actually out-of-touch.
inttimes liz mclellan
RT @Gergensvoice Please support the green movement of #Iran & our demonstrations in Iran today Feb14. We need the world’s support! #25Bahman
Great win for @mergerecords, my favorite label for 20+ years. Can only assume this sets the table for a @wyeoak Grammy.
DailyGrail Greg Taylor
Line of the day @edyong209: The terrifying thing about Kurzweil’s immortality thing is that if he’s right, we will NEVER hear the end of it.
Damn Spuds Mckenzie is working for Target now? #hardtimes #grammys
Muse was like if you added glitter and fake flames to the Socialist Worker’s Party dudes selling the papers. #grammys2011 @awesomlyaweful
Muse ninja mosh pit contains theatre arts graduates of Juilliard, Carnegie-Mellon and UC-Santa Cruz.
cathiebleck Cathie Bleck
Frank Delaney on NPR Diane Reem show tomorrow 2-14-11 from 11am to noon. http://thedianerehmshow.org/
RT @leg_and_dairy: Esperanza’s gonna crash wikipedia by the way y’all are pulling her stats
67% of Pakistani journalists surveyed said they viewed U.S. drone attacks as acts of terrorism. http://soupsoup.net/fSC4C0
Great time at the Grammy! Now before we go home to tuck in the babies we get wasted in Arcade Fire’s tour bus. ‘Night, night!
Nice blonde lady backstage at #Grammys sweetly said, “Muse really rocked” as if gushing about a thoughtful thank you note.
The Grammys are awesome if you want to feel old.
kembrew Kembrew McLeod
The Arcade Fire’s Suburbs is the first non-major label record to win Album of the Year. http://huff.to/eOo1BK #TookLongEnough
arcadefire Arcade Fire
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Thank you EVERYONE.
robsheff rob sheffield
congrats to The Suburbs for long-overdue Grammy recognition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNx1i8Gx3hM. Love is the law!
This week on In Media Res: Sex & the Internet. http://ht.ly/3VKkJ #IMR
So where does Arcade Fire now sit in @NewYorkMag‘s Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations? http://soupsoup.net/h2auZG
WhitlockJason Jason Whitlock
I need a pic of the dude who hugged Lady Gaga at the Grammys. Everyone is Tweeting I hugged Gaga. #mustabeenDenzel
Nightcap: Georgia’s country acts score #Grammy gold http://bit.ly/hIW0f8
WHO IS ANYONE IN MUSIC? I literally do not know any of these white people! #grammys
i will spare you the details but i am on minute ten of my daughters vicious anti beiber rant.
If Lady Gaga was “born this way” did doctor tell her parents, “Congratulations! It’s a 9 pound publicity whore!” #Grammys
nelsongeorge Nelson George
Arcade Fire have been building for years to be a huge band. Actually they already sell out arenas. Now they just had their pop moment. Nice.
AugustusAnkle Augustus Ankle
top 2 Grammy performances: Janelle killed it, Cee Lo would have been close 2nd but Fishsticks ruined it, so 2nd is Jolene
Twilight Zone episode idea: Lady Antebellum goes back in time to before the Civil War, realizes name is offensive, returns to apologize.
Kurt_Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
Wife re Gaga: “So she’s got her points on her shoulders instead of her tits? It still sounds like Madonna.”
hipsterrunoff HIPSTER RUNOFF
Congratulations Arcade Fire. You won indie. You won mainstream. Tonight is ur nite.
jayrosen_nyu Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen Is Wrong: “Twitter Revolution” And “Facebook Revolution” Cyber-Utopians Really Do Think It’s That Simple. http://jr.ly/6w7a
kristenschaaled Kristen Schaal
No! I LOVE the state of the music biz! RT @kurtbraunohler @kristenschaaled ur so drunk. I’m coming over.
DamonLindelof Damon Lindelof
“Borne on Satin Pillows Held Aloft By The Cast of Saved By The Bell, Fed Grapes By Screech.” #REDCARPETPLANSREJECTEDBYGAGA
“I never won a Grammy, I won’t win a Tony, but I’m not the only MC keeping it real.” —KRS-One
“Who gives a fuck about a goddamned Grammy?” —Flavor Flav
“Music is none of my business.” —Marge Simpson #Grammys
whitehouse The White House
Video of Esperanza Spalding performing “Tell Him” @ the White House http://goo.gl/rB1SF More music: http://goo.gl/N1UGS #Grammys
Had never even heard of Lady Antebellum until tonight. Guessing this means they’re the NCIS of rock bands.
Lady Antebellum takes record of the year. Congrats Lady Antebellum! PS: Who’s Lady Antebellum? http://salon.com/a/sQCgfAA
Two themes of tonight’s #grammys: tall hair and fire. This will not end well.
mattlowell Matt Lowell
Sorry was this the CMA awards? The country booty call song is cleaning this shit up.
watching the grammys with olivia. every time there is a beiber appearance she yells ugh! gonna be a long night.
nelsongeorge Nelson George
Check this video out — Esperanza Spalding – I know You know (Live) – Nobel concert youtube.com/watch?v=g-rWNA… via @youtube U don’t know, now u do
Take a bow Marshall Mathers, aka EMENM you just won Rap Album of the Year award SOBER!! Great accomplishment @chakkamusic #grammys
vagabond85 Daniel Gilmore
@tedfriedman LCD Soundsystem on Colbert Report tomorrow night. Is there a such thing as ‘too awesome?’
acarvin Andy Carvin
Here’s that #tinydesk concert I mentioned. She was stunning. RT @helenspitzer: Esperanza Spalding: http://n.pr/ij77iC
20 yrs ago, Pump Up The Volume taught us a lesson in primitive social media, education, and change collegereadywriting.blogspot.com/2011/02/pump-u… #highered #edchat
Is that a bedazzled Wonder Woman costume on Rhianna? #grammys
Tonight’s Grammys reminded us of this past GSU mag story: No Bieber or Gaga, though: http://www.gsu.edu/magazine/2010spring/68.html
Nicki Minaj’s hair made me hungry for carnival snacks.
Nicki Minaj–the Rocky Horror Picture Show show is at the Plaza this Friday at midnight…you won’t need to change! #Grammys
“Love in vain” The Rolling Stones http://youtu.be/OJ2Y5HBNx9E #music #blues
Negrointellect Vernon Mitchell, Jr.
Jagger killed it–as I expected he would. He knows his musical roots. The tragic thing is that some black artists don’t. #GRAMMYs2011
The Daily Mythos is out! http://bit.ly/gFccD3 ▸ Top stories today via @ashevillejungct @openmythsource @ellenkushner @profhacker
Mick Jagger can work a staaaage! But listening to the song, I’m not quite sure who exactly he needs…
For your Sunday night fashion fix: The Grammys’ most memorable red carpet outfits http://salon.com/a/sPygfAA
iamAndreHarrell Andre Harrell
U got say its amazing that 7o year mick jaguar can still chew his food let alone sing and dance
jeffparker Jeff Parker
Wasn’t really slamming any of the JLA, but interesting how NO ONE sticks up for Red Tornado #ValentinesDayCardMassacre
Seriously thought Mick was Whitney Houston from the back.
Bummer – wouldve made a big improvement. RT @questlove: We had this gig w/ mick in the bag but had to pass.
Did we overrate Mick? Maybe Keith wasn’t just the musical genius of the Stones, but also the real conceptualist, & Mick was his sock puppet.
EllenKushner Ellen Kushner
RT @InterstitialArt InterfictionsZero now accepting rolling submissions of essays for publication: http://tinyurl.com/2vkratt
brianstelter Brian Stelter
For those of you Googling “Esperanza Spalding,” I’ll save you a step: http://bit.ly/2ejBJL
kwissoker Ken Wissoker
RT@nelsongeorge: E. Spaulding! female jazz singing bass players rule!
Wow. Awesome upset! We are floored! couldn’t happen to a nicer person. #grammys2011
Damn I feel like I just won! Congrats Esperanza! #grammys2011.
The weird thing about dre’s verse concerning haters and doubters is all I heard from people is “dre come back!!!” #grammys2011
OK, can’t complain about Esperanza Spalding over Mumford. Album didn’t work for me, but definitely interesting. Plus a Portland shout-out!
The veins on Eminem’s face are seriously poppin! #Grammys
Singing live is tough. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry pulled it off. Rihanna? Not quite. CBS probably has multiple censors on the mute button!
2 reverse Col Tom Parker moments tonight w/ Dre & Ush for Bieb & Em. #grammys2011
Looks like Rihanna swiped part of Cee Lo’s costume! #Grammys
mattisnotarobot Matthew Meylikhov
@BRIANMBENDIS They might just be sore because Aquaman got his hand cut off, and the only emoticon he’s using is >_<
As a palette cleanser, Sonic Youth performing “Flower” (thanks, @gerardcosloy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QST5GOuRWs
Whenever I hear “Need You Now,” I close my eyes and it’s like I’m in the checkout line at Duane Reade all over again. #grammys
“The song otherwise known as Forget You.” Prince would appreciate that! #Grammys
First person to make an animated GIF of Nicole Kidman singing along to “Teenage Dream” gets a free BOTOX treatment.
i seem 2 have pissed off all 3 aquaman fans who also seem to have no idea what an emoticon is. amazing that they have that in common. 🙂
I didn’t even recognize Norah Jones with her haircut! And this is one great Dolly Parton tune. #grammys
jeffbaum Jeff Baum
Perfect! @cameroncook: CEE-LO IS WEARING THE SAME THING THAT ELTON JOHN WORE ON THE MUPPET SHOW! youtube.com/watch?v=R_EUDu…
Hyperlocavore – Yardsharing If you have land: http://ow.ly/3VI1x If your looking to help grow food but have no land: http://ow.ly/3VI1y
KelliMarshall Kelli Marshall
@inessentials Don’t mess with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! =)
Note to self: Cehck out Jeanelle Monae and Cee-Lo green. Thanks twitter for saving me the trouble of watching the Grammys.
Every time I hear the words “Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow” I tip my cap to the power of late ’90s Miramax.
Gotta admit, Need You Now is one of those perfectly structured songs that sounds less written than discovered.
BorowitzReport Andy Borowitz
Must be AWKWARD backstage between Katy Perry and the Muppets. #Grammys
JeffDauler Jeff Dauler
One minute in and I know this cee lo performance will go down in top 10 grammy performance history. #grammys2011
I’m backstage. I’ve already declared Cee Lo’s my favorite performance. You’ll see why shortly.
More Georgia representin’ as Lady Antebellum coat the airwaves with two incredibly pretty songs “American Honey” & “Need You Now.” #Grammys
Need You Now is awfully close to Alan Parsons’s Eye In the Sky, isn’t it? via @kt30003k
orlandotirado Orlando Tirado
My thoughts exactly RT @tedfriedman: Is Dylan wearing bowling shoes?
RT @BobbyDrakeTheDJ: Lady Gaga was @ the VMAs covered in meat. She was @ the Grammys dressed as an egg. Two more red carpets & She will …
R @IHaveAPseudonym: Bob Dylan is a perpetual reminder that imperfection is a vital element in music. #grammys
JeffDauler Jeff Dauler
Somewhere, an old-folks home is calling a news station about their patient who looks like Bob Dylan who wandered away this afternoon.
I like the Rocky’s trainer rasp of Dylan’s voice tonight as opposed to the 80’s bullwinkle flavor I was expecting. #grammys2011
#Grammys execs (thinking about the FCC) appear to have had Mumford & Sons sing “The Cave” instead of “Little Lion Man.”
the dylan jam is the way it should be. lots of people just yelling out.
I am SO picking Mumford and Sons CD as my next NPR pledge premium.
Lead singer of Mumford & Sons looks like Boston Rob Mariano from “Survivor.” #Grammys
LeilaFadel Leila Fadel
Feb. 11 a recruitment posting on craigslist Cairo under government jobs “Looking for a new President (#Egypt)”
Am doing a bit of live-blogging of the @grammys for @popdust. Here’s my rundown of the show-opening Aretha tribute: http://bit.ly/gmQVrZ
Love the #Grammys acceptance play-off strategy: minor organ chords give the speech an increasingly ominous tone until the winner skulks off.
clairesuddath Claire Suddath
Justin Bieber AND Jaden Smith? This is the best middle school talent show I’ve ever seen. #Grammys
Justin Bieber acoustic was like Darth Vader disconnected from his life support suit. #grammys
Wonder if the #Grammies are having monitor problems. Seems like everybody’s pitchy.
@noelrk should i start with the pilot? Gonna watch it on the Stairmaster.
Atlgets love w/ B.o.B. @ #TheGrammys. He is attempting to bring back the monocle into fashion while Bruno & Janelle are wkin’ the pompadour!
ChrisSligh Chris Sligh
Everyone knows I LOVE Bruno Mars. This isn’t his night vocally.
OK, bye #Grammys. I’m just going to be rewinding and rewatching that Janelle Monae perf for the next two hours.
timcarvell Tim Carvell
The two funniest words in the whole “Atlas Shrugged” trailer: “Part One”.
Kim Cattrall as a Vulcan? Hahahahaha!!! This movie is awesome. Great counter-programming SyFy!
stitchkingdom Stitch Kingdom
Should’ve used the expelliarmus spell RT @leeunkrich Met J.K. Rowling tonight. She told me she LOVED Toy Story 3. My head exploded. The End.
kphipps3000 Keith Phipps
Doesn’t the phrase “Four-time Grammy winner Lenny Kravtiz” say everything that needs saying about the Grammys?
ebertchicago Roger Ebert
“The Cairo Trilogy,” by the Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. Because Cairo is a city of many lives and secrets. http://amzn.to/iknThf
No, commercial, Johnny Depp is NOT Rango. He is the voice of Rango. Do you not know the difference, commercial? #PintoColvigISGoofy
Seriously why haven’t we ruined Hip Hop for black people yet?
RuthBourdain Ruth Bourdain
If I’m not mistaken, that’s no ordinary egg Lady Gaga arrived in. She’s fully formed, so that’s a balut. Yum. #grammys
assisi Michael Conforti PhD
Webcast of Jung’s Red Book symposium 6-19-10 now available: Watch online via Library of Congress: http://bit.ly/fcQrhT#cgjung #depthpsych
People can rip on Gaga all they want, but that was a beautiful statement of support for all of us with shoulder horns. #grammys
@HowardStern Pat said he would do it a while back on your show and he pulled through! That was awsome!
phins39 Len Moleski
@HowardStern Go Howard mentioned on the Grammy’s Train didn’t lie!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has anyone tracked down Mr Mister to see how they feel about this song? Gotta help archive sales.
Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves must be retired from the diva canon. Respect too. There have to be fresher girlpower anthems. #grammies
Lyor’s complaining about my fro size and his view. #grammys2011
robsheff rob sheffield
Showtime! #grammys2011 http://plixi.com/p/77125062
So far, I’ve blogged tweetstreams on #Egypt and #synchronicity. Coming next: @kanyewest & @katyperry, leading up to #Grammies tonight.
Inspired by @defjaf, I’ve started editing twitter conversations and turning them into blog posts at http://tedfriedman.com.