"In some ways, this disconnect between librarians (and their needs, ways of working, and ways of thinking) and patrons (and their needs and ways of working) is only exacerbated by digital technology. In the age of Google Books, JSTOR, Wikipedia, and ever expanding digital archives, librarians may rightly worry about becoming invisible to scholars, students, and other patrons—that “nobody cares about the library.” Indeed, many faculty and students may wonder just what goes on in that big building across the quad. Digital technology has reconfigured the relationship between librarians and researchers. In many cases, this relationship has grown more distant, causing considerable consternation about the future of libraries. Yet, while it is certainly true that digital technology has made libraries and librarians invisible to scholars in some ways, it is also true, that in some areas, digital technology has made librarians increasingly visible, increasingly important.
In the digital age, in most cases, the library is doing its job best when it is invisible to its patrons.”
My mom thinks it’s weird that I have no interest in going on a cruise with the white supremacist tea party branch of my family and my cousin’s Indian in-laws. As hilarious as that would be, I don’t want to spend a day with my family, let alone be trapped on a boat with them for a week.
So now she’s suggesting a long weekend vacation to the Atlanta aquarium because she has an aquarium problem and I don’t think she understands what a vacation is.
Hey lady, I like how you just drove straight into the pedestrian exit of Lowe’s and performed a multi-point turn all across the pedestrian zone and the traffic lane, while people scrambled to get out of your way so you could back your car up to the door and then you sat in your car with the truck open for ten minutes until two employees each carried out a box about the size of a dictionary.
Warning: this is a rambly, introspective examination of my thoughts on dramatic improv. I’m writing this primarily to straighten out my brain wiggles but maybe it will be useful to someone. Maybe not. Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here.
I started out doing improv in comedy bars- Wait, scratch…
I’ve been thinking the same thing recently. I’d love to do an improvised dramatic piece, either as a director or as a player. I find that too many people are hesitant about the idea. What do other people think? Has anyone else experienced doing a dramatic improvised show?
I love dramatic improv; the character building and reactions are a lot more meaty. It’s a huge challenge since everyone I’ve ever worked with is pretty much exclusively trained in comedy, so that’s where our instincts go, plus the audience doesn’t really know what to expect from it (especially if you’re jut sticking a dramatic long-form into a regularly scheduled comedy show) and you don’t get the instant payoff that you do with big jokes, but it can be a lot of fun.
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