The gentle tales of Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear were inspired by the Berenstain children, and later their grandchildren. The stories address children’s common concerns and aim to offer guidance on subjects like dentist visits, peer pressure, a new sibling or summer camp.
From “The Digital Given: 10 Web 2.0 Theses” by Ippolita, Geert Lovink & Ned Rossiter:
Tag, Connect, Friend, Link, Share, Tweet. These are not terms that signal any form of collective intelligence, creativity or networked socialism. They are directives from the Central Software Committee.
LA Folks: We made beautiful stops at Tranza and Zine Fest this month! We also received loads of new donations so we will be pulling up to the Southern California Library this Saturday, February 25, 2012 from noon to six. Hopefully you can spot us on Vermont, parked in front of the SCL.
Existential anxiety has become the central theme of these books. In a 2010 book, Ava Delaney’s The Librarian’s Love—not to be confused with its precursor, Delaney’s 2011 A Librarian’s Desire—Erica, a weary librarian, suddenly encounters an old boyfriend in her section of the stacks. In graphic detail we learn just how “a nearly extinct flame is rekindled in the Paleontology section.” The threat of extinction has become a mainstay of recent library porn: again and again, the neglected love life of the librarian is a stand-in for the doomed state of the library generally.