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Subject: [Mcluhan] Bloomsday Online - eBloomsday?
Bloomsday Online: James Joyce, Ulysses and Dublin
By Curt Hopkins / June 15, 2011 2:36 PM /
Tomorrow, June 16, is "Bloomsday." Celebrated since 1954, it honors James
Joyce and his groundbreaking novel Ulysses, set in the Irish capital and
modeled on the ancient Greek epic, the Odyssey. The events of the novel are
set on a single day, June 16, in 1904. Lionized and reviled, the novel
celebrates the aspirations and lust, dignity and foolishness, of its
protagonists, Leopold Bloom and Molly, Stephen Dedalus and others.
For over 50 years Bloomsday has been celebrated with journeys to the
locations in the novel, marathon readings of the book and even a road race.
Now we can add the social web as both a "place" of celebration and an aid to
Watch and listen online.
Molly's speech, the last lines of Ulysses, is read by Marcella Riordan.
(click on link at bottom)
Ulysses Seen, the graphic novel interpretation of Ulysses on Web and iPad;
formerly banned by Apple!
Cross Dublin without passing a pub.
Rory McCann decided to take a line from Ulysses as a challenge: "(A) good
puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub." He created a map
that does just that. Using OpenStreetMap, he wrote a Python script to parse
the data for usable routes. He also used some common sense, trial-and-error
and reader input. (His original route passed two pubs until helpful souls
pointed out the mistake.)
WBAI, Pacifica Radio in NYC, will be broadcasting readings of the novel from
7:00 pm Eastern Time until 2:00 am the next morning. Readers include Alec
Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, John Lithgow, Bob Odenkirk, Wallace Shawn, Jerry
Stiller, Kate Valk, Caraid O'Brien and more. You can listen on the radio,
online or via streaming audio.
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