• Bert, Ernie & Sully (Oz, Henson & Hunt) do Guys & Dolls; Julie Andrews gets Cookie Monster steamed up: http://t.co/3zhyNuKJ via @effyeahCTW #
  • These are the people in your neighborhood. RT @evgrieve Mary Pupillo lived all her 95 years in the #EastVillage http://t.co/4uUntNCy #
  • Join us tomorrow for our Networked New York conference. Open to the public. Program at http://t.co/OoRwHds3 & more: http://t.co/Av94RTjw #
  • .@blevin_shelnutt on NYC's first reading room (1797), opened by Arondt Van Hook, a tannery owner and former jailor: http://t.co/poD0U7XD #
  • Keynote for Networked New York: Marvin Taylor of NYU's @FalesLibrary, architect of its famous "Downtown Collection": http://t.co/eAN0KOn3 #
  • Oh, how this warms our hearts. RT @SeaportMuseum Ambrose is makin' waves! http://t.co/vQLFYUoc #
  • @cire_e Do you mind if we RT this? Since you're locked I thought we should ask permission. #
  • +1 MT @newyorkist Best article I've ever read on @capitalnewyork. Important piece of journalism by @kevinjayheldman: http://t.co/40PmxRqK #
  • Best headline ever. RT @NYULocal NYU Holds Networked NY: A Conference For People Who Like NYC, Blogs, Wine And Cheese http://t.co/rZ5PQneZ #
  • RT @cire_e another way of suburbanizing NYC RT @DNAinfo #NYPD cracks down on Village book vendors, takes 3,000 books http://t.co/BspgHKa8 #
  • Hey Hartford! RT @RobinMBernstein is checking out our museum collections! Join us for her Book Talk tonight at 5pm @HBStoweCenter#
  • Networked New York starts at 10. http://t.co/OoRwHds3
    We'll tweet as much as possible in case you can't be here in person. #networkednewyork #
  • Anyone else tweeting #networkednewyork #
  • We're shortening #networkednewyork to #networkedny in the interest of character conservation. #
  • @TeriTynes @Wildlife_of_NYC Tweets thru the day at #networkedny #
  • .@blevin_shelnutt, kicking things off at #networkedny gives a shout out to our Lost New York conference in 2009: http://t.co/zm2D8f2S #
  • Here's the lineup for #networkedny panel 1: http://t.co/T5050gqM #
  • .@annie_abrams reading @jmcgarvey25's paper on the 1855 NY Fruit Festival, a bizarre literary-horticultural crossover event. #networkedny #
  • . @jmcgarvey25 reads the event in the context of female writers' market dominance at mid-century. But why fruit? #networkedny #
  • .@jmcgarvey25 reads RSVP letters for evidence of fruit's signif to the literary event: in part to domesticate male critics… #networkedny #
  • but also to signify the abundance of American writing–esp high culture–organizers hoped to showcase. #networkedny #
  • You can get the flavor of these fruit festival RSVP letters here: http://t.co/668wNd2u #networkedny #
  • @jmcgarvey25 You're doing a great job. Paper full of laugh-lines. #fruity #networkedny #
  • @jmcgarvey25 Would you say the female writers were being grafted into the vineyard, or are they the new gardeners? #networkedny #
  • Reed Gochberg (BU English) now talking abt E Wharton's "tableau vivant," a favorite topic of @cpatell's: http://t.co/jYzyugSP #networkedny #
  • [That link is probably NSFW, unless you have the same job @cpatell does. –ed] #networkedny #
  • Gochberg reading art objects in House of Mirth in context of NY cultural institutions like the Met. Who controls "culture"? #networkedny #
  • Gochberg: in Wharton's tableau critics see women-as-paintings as merely commodified but in HoM they're also bait for new money. #networkedny #
  • Gochberg: society column accts of tableau vivant foreground their place as entertainment for philanthropic fundraising events. #networkedny #
  • .@reedgochberg uses art scenes in HoM to think abt relationships between authorship, institutions & philanthropy @ turn of 20c. #networkedny #
  • Highland: what is it abt bookstores that make them intensely local but also subject to abstraction as the soul of communities? #networkedny #
  • Highland turns to a bookstore fire on lower Broadway in 1860s, noting intense public attn to the landmark store's fate. #networkedny #
  • Here's the bookstore she's talking abt, Appleton's, which inhabited the Greek rev society library bldg: http://t.co/mcka5jCY #networkedny #
  • Appleton "sold more than just books" — it sold communal/civic aspirations. Links to how we feel about indie booksellers today? #networkedny #
  • Word up! @evgrieve comments section being cited in an academic paper on the role of bookstores in NY cultural life 19c and now. #networkedny #
  • Highland clear on the fact that Appleton's sold its customers cultural capital, not just books or enlightenment. Same today? #networkedny #
  • Tom Augst responding now. Looking at lit in local geographical/institutional contexts, he says, makes market forces visible. #networkedny #
  • @jmcgarvey25 I think there are still particulars to work out. It's a good question. I'll relay it in a minute when it opens up. #networkedny #
  • @evgrieve Kristen Highland, who is writing a dissertation abt 19c NYC bookstores, framed her paper vis-a-vis St Marks. #networkedny #
  • @evgrieve You should drop by this afternoon for the blogging panel. 4pm, 19 University Pl, 1st floor. #
  • Getting ready for panel 2 at #networkedny http://t.co/xXjUGM8E #
  • @jmcgarvey25 Lots of answers to your ?, but the quickie from Marvin: the nouveau riche got their names on bldgs all over town. #networkedny #
  • Cecily Swanson (Cornell English) talking abt Jean Toomer, Harlem Ren, & Gurdjieffian mysticism in making modernist authorship. #networkedny #
  • Not even sure where to start linking re: Gurdjieff: https://t.co/8AB79FVA #networkedny #
  • Swanson's paper focuses on early 20c NY reading groups whose notion of authorship was cultivated under Gurdjieff's influence. #networkedny #
  • Swanson: Contrary to some accts Toomer was unique among HarRen writers in his devotion to Gurdjieff, which ended in early 30s. #networkedny #
  • Swanson: Toomer, under Gurdjieff's influence, rewrites DuBois's double consciousness as liberatory. #networkedny #
  • Swanson: Toomer had a revelation abt identity while waiting for subway, recounted in "The Experience." attn @slstalter @julivox #networkedny #
  • Great stuff in Swanson's paper on tensions btwn conversation & writing in NY's modernist literary salons. #networkedny #
  • .@mickimcgee talking abt Yaddo Archives Project–picks up discussion from earlier session re: new $ philanthropy & lit culture. #networkedny #
  • .@mickimcgee curated @nypl's Yaddo exhibit in 2008. Talking abt her archive fever in organizing that: http://t.co/L8mHgaSv #networkedny #
  • .@mickimcgee: How to find a narrative thread (& proper medium) when confronted with so many stories in the Yaddo archive? #networkedny #dh #
  • .@mickimcgee & others @nypl still trying to develop digital tools to map relationships btwn ppl & work produced at Yaddo. #networkedny #
  • .@EdwardWhitley follows up w/ a talk abt Vault at Pfaff's: http://t.co/1qNDtR9q & Crowded Page: http://t.co/hdNOIKHw #networkedny #
  • .@EdwardWhitley on developing digital visualization tools to map & interpret relationships among Village bohemians in 19/20c. #networkedny #
  • .@EdwardWhitley's projects remind me of the Greenwich Village Bookshop Door at UT Austin: http://t.co/2S2jRFhf #networkedny cc @bibliomolly #
  • @blevin_shelnutt I think @EdwardWhitley might put too much confidence in the immediacy of 21c networks: that's also a fantasy. #networkedny #
  • @networkedny: lunch! #
  • Karen Karbiener talking abt uncurated, noninstitutional "archives" waiting to be used up or destroyed (bldgs, for instance). #networkedny #
  • Here's the panel just underway: http://t.co/dX3rDEFB #networkedny #
  • Karbiener's talking abt 2 bldgs from Whitman's NY, "living archives": 647 Broadway, Manhattan; 99 Ryerson, BK. #networkedny #
  • 647 Broadway, Manhattan, was the location of Vault at Pfaff's, a Whitman hangout. 99 Ryerson, BK, is where he lived. #networkedny #
  • .@marksussman talking now abt WD Howells & aesthetics of picturesque in 1890s representations of LES life. #networkedny #
  • .@marksussman: Howells' middle-class protagonists in Hazard of New Fortunes encounter LES as picturesque until they smell it. #networkedny #
  • .@marksussman Howells' characters encounter LES residents as a unified mass, can't imagine individuals. This reminds me… #networkedny #
  • …of how hard Cahan works in Yekl to differentiate among origins of his LESiders. @cpatell on H & C: http://t.co/yOb5QbYX #networkedny #
  • @annie_abrams I really wish someone would write a parody of Riis called "How the Other Half Smells." #networkedny cc @marksussman #
  • Howells on LES: a "repulsive picturesqueness, except at a distance." @marksussman: What's picturesque abt poverty? #networkedny #
  • For Howells, @marksussman says, poverty and the picturesque were inseparable. [I'm not doing justice to the argument here.] #networkedny #
  • Josh Glick up now on Isaac Bashevis Singer & Coney Island. #networkedny cc @amusingzillion #
  • Interesting parallels between Coney Island's revamping in the 1950s and what's happening now. (That's my editorializing.) #networkedny #
  • Singer responds to CI's mid-20c transformation by recording sights, sounds, smells of residential life, not just entertainment. #networkedny #
  • Though he clearly wrote powerfully of the amusement parks as well. #networkedny #
  • Glick sees Singer's writing as indirectly participating in urban planning debates of 1960s. #networkedny #
  • Glick: Coney Island as a site of cultural amnesia: we keep forgetting its histories. #networkedny #
  • Marvin Taylor of @FalesLibrary is giving the #networkedny keynote. #
  • Taylor says he created the Downtown Collection along the same lines of the sociograms/networks mapped in earlier sessions. #networkedny #
  • Taylor: is "networking" too corporate a term for downtown artists of the 70s and 80s? They would have thought so. #networkedny #
  • Taylor's talking abt the formation of the Downtown Collection at @FalesLibrary. Below 14th, 1974-84: http://t.co/LYinjQSS #networkedny #
  • What made the downtown scene possible? Was it carried by rats from the Five Points? #networkedny #
  • Taylor cites Kostelanetz re: origins of "downtown" as a cultural descriptor, which he traces to commentary on John Cage. #networkedny #
  • Taylor on 1974: Loft law, Watergate, death of hippie culture, TV plays CBGB // something had changed in American culture. #networkedny #
  • Taylor's talking abt punk's origins and reverberations in NY. We need more critical writing and less hagiography on this scene. #networkedny #
  • @AmusingZillion Not that I know of, but he's working on some doc projects & I'd like to do a Q&A for the blog if possible. #networkedny #
  • Taylor: downtown scene wasn't a movement; no orthodoxy; lack of generic boundaries that defined art markets. #networkedny #
  • Heads up @boweryboys @maudnewton @RachelFersh: we're running a few minutes late. Slip in the side door. We'll be 4:15 or so. #networkedny #
  • Taylor: One of the best ways to recreate a scene is thru its periodicals. Downtown, they were throw-aways. Hard to collect. #networkedny #
  • Taylor talking abt visiting Richard Hell's apartment yrs ago to assess his papers. He was blown away by what he found there. #networkedny #
  • Taylor: Rarely has there been such a condensed group of artists working in one place at one time sharing basic assumptions. #networkedny #
  • Taylor talking abt downtown scene as inhabiting a 20 x 20 block landscape. #networkedny #
  • By the time Taylor started the Downtown Collection in 1993 the community had suffered enormous losses from AIDS and heroin. #downtownny #
  • I'd like to think the collection serves as a bulwark against those losses. #downtownny #
  • Getting ready to talk digital landscapes in contemporary NY: @RachelFersh @maudnewton @bowerboys @teritynes #networkedny #
  • I may not be able to tweet as much through this one since I'm moderating. #networkedny #
  • .@teritynes: blogging came to the fore just as journalists were being laid off, newspapers shutting down. Print mkt collapsed. #networkedny #
  • .@teritynes recalling 2007 as the bloggers' sweet spot, before we were expected to have social media strategies. #networkedny #
  • Greg from @boweryboys: they also started in 07, as a podcast then a blog. Talking abt how easy the web made it to start things. #networkedny #
  • Greg says they started @boweryboys for New Yorkers, but community of links/audience is much larger, grows organically. #networkedny #
  • Greg says NYers can be "so oblivious" of our own history, pass by a tour group & not know why they're stopping. #networkedny #
  • I have the other experience, too, where I want to stop walking and correct something the tour guide is saying. #networkedny #
  • .@maudnewton says her story cuts against grain: she started writing her blog in 2002 then moved into world of print. #networkedny #
  • @maudnewton: the more you pursue your genuine interests the better your blog will be, the more people will be interested. #networkedny #
  • .@maudnewton on how blogging has made boundaries between publishers and readers more porous. #networkedny #
  • .@RachelFersh on doing PR for big book pubs right out of college, 2002. They never interacted with readers. Unfathomable today. #networkedny #
  • @Lenora_DW @RachelFersh …or who do you want to know. #
  • Question from the audience about the relationship between blogging and the academy. [For many answers, see @profhacker] #networkedny #
  • .@boweryboys re factchecking: "Blogs are picking up good habits of newspapers and newspapers are picking up bad habits of blogs." #