We have a new edition of ds106 starting up: Mission 106. We’ll be taking our inspiration from the spy fiction genre in all its mutations, and making of it what we will. Make art, dammit! (TM) Everyone is welcome to join in. This will be a fun project because there are so many different takes on the genre, from serious to fantastic to parody and spoofs, and a long cultural history, from Conrad to SHIELD. So I made a little mash-up:
Who is secret agent 106? And what is this agent up to? Maybe that’s something we should find out.
The idea for this came from our ds106 man in Arabia, @scottlo
@jimgroom I wonder if the awesome @phb256 would consider the idea of a James Bondish international jet-set theme of intrigue 4 #ds106
— scottlo (@scottlo) April 10, 2016
While I liked the idea because of my namesake, I also had some concerns about the sexism that runs through it. But it seems like that runs through our entire culture, so it can be something to critique or counteract, or turn on its head. Maybe that can be part of our mission, should we choose to accept it.
My little mash-up did get some positive response:
@phb256 Love it! License to Create… #ds106
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) January 5, 2017
which gave me an idea: Maybe we should have a license. I looked for a license to kill to adapt, and built upon the work of Funeral-Of-Hearts
Now you can have one of your own.
Our friend Tina wants in on the action too:
My name is Tina, Tina Van Morderske. @cogdog @phb256 @VivienRolfe #secretAgent106 #ds106
— Talky Tina (@IamTalkyTina) January 6, 2017
so we should all behave. But have fun too.
Well, it will be such an exciting time, because just like the #ds106zone and #noir106 and #prisoner106 and #wire106 and #workplace106, there is a lot of places for folks to appreciate all of my special set of skills, PLUS this #mission106 has all that great music from my all time favourite non-ds106radio Internet radio station of all time, SOMAFM: SecretAgent which I will be listening to when I do all my creative spy tasks, and which I put into the AirPlay before and will do again.
Plus, as all my #TrueFriends know, whenever I am away from ds106 but can’t really talk about what I might be doing, it is called a code-word for what I am doing called “missions,” so having a #missions106 will just even more validate what I am doing when I cannot blog about it but I will still be doing #ds106 at the same time. So even when I don’t say, people will know that I am participating, plus not like when @JimGroom had his #ArtLack.
So this will make for a lot of
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