Notes with A. Warner July 20, 2011
From Cyborg Anthropology
Andrew: hey! meeting with the second editor tomorrow and getting some revisions, is there anything in particular you want me to ask about? me: Great -- just the book in general - is it interesting? would they read it? is there a tone present in any of the articles that they really like? i'll be busy all day tomorrow - then i'll have some free time in the morning and evening friday i'll be in san fran sat and sunday, as well as friday - i have to go down to mountain view though on friday - we could go on the train down there Sent at 4:25 PM on Wednesday Andrew: I have an engagement friday, so that prob won't work, is there any time you're going to be in SF for a few hours during the rest of the weekend? me: yeah - sat and sunday are free and i'll be in sf Andrew: I think the editor mainly focused on the intro (he's a professor and busy) but he definitely looked over the rest, so I'll make sure to ask him about general tone. me: Okay sounds good! Andrew: awesome, let's shoot for one of those days, my schedule is open so tell me a time and I should be able to make it me: Okay sounds good. Maybe you can come by where I'm staying and we can work on the book in the sun. Text will work best during my trip - to get in touch please use ## on the trip Sent at 4:30 PM on Wednesday Andrew: sounds good! I ordered 10 cyborg books last week and have been pushing through them, I'm hoping to beef up some of our arguments with references to them, which will also place us within the scholarly discussion of cybernetics and cyborgs I noticed we managed to write the book without a reference to the cyborg handbook, which is slightly sketchy... Sent at 4:33 PM on Wednesday me: awesome! fantastic hmm -- we wrote without ref to that book? strange well - perhaps because we reference articles present in it like the original cyborg paper Sent at 4:34 PM on Wednesday Andrew: true, although the cyborg handbook is probably the closest anticedent to what we're doing, we should probably discuss some of their theses me: correct ok we have until sept 15 now for the book - so there is time i emailed all the orderers Andrew: awesome, is that when you're sending it to rushkoff? Sent at 4:36 PM on Wednesday Andrew: also, this editor suggested www.zonebooks.org as a possible publisher after the first print Sent at 4:38 PM on Wednesday Andrew: it looks like their an art house subsidary of MIT press, which would be awesome Sent at 4:40 PM on Wednesday me: Neat! Okay! I'll be sending it to Rushkoff at the end of August. Sent at 4:44 PM on Wednesday Andrew: awesome. would you want to send an e-mail to them or at least draft one that makes the case for why they should take on the book (~500 presales, rushkoff, lecture tour, etc.) so we can get the ball rolling on that front? me: Hmm - good idea. yes. but i can't do one yet until i prepare for this speech i have to do tomorrow how about we sit down and do that tomorrow? Andrew: totally understand me: i mean -- sunday or sayurday Andrew: yeah I'm meeting with the editor @ 3, so before or after 6 should work well for me ah cool me: okay - sounds good lets do that then are you meeting the editor tomorrow? Andrew: yeah me: ok -- hmmm Sent at 5:00 PM on Wednesday me: i literally have no time to do that. before then but i can try Andrew: oh no worries, this is just a good friend/mentor who offered to help with the editing, we can draft a formal proposal on sunday and then start sending them off next week me: great ok Andrew: he might have some good input as to what to say and such too that we can incorporate in on sunday me: great! Sent at 5:04 PM on Wednesday me: ok i wrote a draft Andrew: awesome Sent at 5:06 PM on Wednesday me: kay! see you this weekend. use ### for texting data is failing on my phone - and it is horrible i feel cut off as a cyborg signborg sighborg* Andrew: sounds good (should I save this as your normal #? haha Sent at 5:10 PM on Wednesday Andrew: yeah I was phoneless for a few days and i felt impotent, I'm glad to be back to my "normal" self Sent at 5:11 PM on Wednesday me: Good! See you soon!