London Road Fire Station

London Road Fire Station in Manchester has been out of operation as long as have known it. It has a fascinating history for sure (see the Wikipedia link, below). It’s an amazing building. You leave Piccadilly station at the back entrance (where the taxis are and where you can access Metrolink) and boom: There it is in all its glory. Like many buildings in Manchester its facade is almost completely tiled to wash it off the industrial dust… Now it is undergoing reconstruction works. The clerk in the hotel opposite says it is for luxury appartments. Wikipedia is vague, talking about mixed use. Let’s see…

[“London Road Fire Station” – 2019-08-29]

Scotch Egg and London Road Fire Station, Manchester

Whenever I go to the UK, one of the first things I buy is junk food like pork pies or Scotch eggs, and some bread spreads for later on. That’s basically the things I like and I don’t get in continental Europe. The photo shows a Scotch egg in front of London Road Fire Station, Manchester, which is undergoing conversion into luxury appartents at the moment. What else, of course? I surely wouldn’t be able to afford property there, but I can afford a proper Scotch Egg. Yummy!

[“Scotch Egg and Fire Station, Manchester” – 2019-08-29]

Electronic Literature as a Means to Overcome the Supremacy of the Author Function / Presentation at ELO2015

This is a screen recording of the Prezi, I used at ELO2015 (you’ll find the complete programme here, and there is a list of video recordings). As the Prezi isn’t self-explanatory, I did a quick voice-over.

Additional Sources

  • Photograph of Michel Foucault in 1975 from “Featured Author: Michel Foucault” (Books; The New York Times on the Web; 1999; Web).
  • TeCEU charts adapted from Heiko Zimmermann, Rekonfigurationen des textuellen Handlungsraums digitaler Literatur unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Autorschaft: Geschichte, theoretische Ansprüche und deren Wechselwirkungen in der digitalen Medienpraxis (Doctoral Thesis; U of Trier, 2012; Print).

Neulich im Park des Schlosses Monaise bei Trier

Irgendwer hat angeblich Giftköder für/gegen Hunde ausgelegt, und anscheinend reagieren Hundebesitzer mit einer Aktion, bei der sie mindestens viele Aushänge an Bäume nageln. Am unverhältnismäßigsten an der Aktion scheint mir die Anzahl der verwendeten Satzzeichen.

Schloss Monaise

Panorama: Idar

This is what Idar looked like on 28 July 2013 at 6:52 a.m. from the 14th floor of the Hotel Opal. One can clearly discern the very centre of Idar: the big roundabout. 😉 The weirdest thing about the place is not this roundabout but the huge hotel next to it–you cannot see it though. The valley like a satellite dish with the hotel as antenna…

Panorama Idar aus dem Hotel Opal
[“Panorama Idar”, 2013-07-28. Click to embiggen.]