Three Peas in a Pod: Him, Her and Haruki

Date: 24 January 2014 Location: Coffee Culture, Rangiora (South Island, New Zealand) Time: 1.37pm Protagonists: Sally Pewhairangi and Paul Brown Reality:  Not quite the same as it was this month back in 2013 And so here we are, back where it all started. Sally: Wow, what a year (and a bit with GST). Paul: So Sally, will you be irretrievably lost…

A Profession Requiring Specialised Training And Techniques

Reading Maps: In Context In his last post Paul shared his views on reading maps: In Reading Maps we find the intersection of Combinatorial Creativity, Data Visualisation, Quality Curated Products, Imaginative Interrogation of Texts, Networked Knowledge Gathering and Collaborative Connection Hunting. If you’re like me and don’t use too many big words one after the…

A Rational Fear of Tokyo Taxi Drivers

By Paul Brown “This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable… Go as far as you like on this road. It’s limits are only those of the mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination……

Confessions Of A Murakami Virgin

At the time, no one knew what was coming For years I have tried to convince Paul to work collaboratively with me on a project, so when he agreed to do a his and hers reading map of 1Q84 I was elated. And then. I got stuck. I had no idea where to start. [Forgive…