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Stig-Magnus Gjerald gave a shot "How about.." for BOOK: Son of Man
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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > How about..
This symbol crops up over and over in the book. The main character is nearly obsessed with it, and keeps drawing it in papers, painting it as graffiti and so on. But he can't remember what it is. The book is going to have lots of scenes, where other people make (wrong) guesses about the nature of the symbol. To me it looks like it could be a cup of some sort, or possibly a very badly broken harp. What do you think? Just write in anything that comes to mind!
1755 days ago | 1 Comment | 1 Thumb-up 

a tuning fork? with a stand it would be the mother of all tuning forks:-)

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Johan Löfström gave a shot "Symbol" for BOOK: Son of Man
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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > Symbol
This symbol crops up over and over in the book. The main character is nearly obsessed with it, and keeps drawing it in papers, painting it as graffiti and so on. But he can't remember what it is. The book is going to have lots of scenes, where other people make (wrong) guesses about the nature of the symbol. To me it looks like it could be a cup of some sort, or possibly a very badly broken harp. What do you think? Just write in anything that comes to mind!
1760 days ago | 1 Comment | 1 Thumb-up 

In wikipedia there is a similar symbol for the Vesta-asteroid:
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomiska_symboler#Asteroidernas_symboler

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:4_Vesta_(0).svg

(Also asteroid Hebe has got a cup as symbol)

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Johan Löfström gave a shot "Future" for BOOK: Son of Man
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BOOK: Son of Man > The future of books > Future
The Son of Man is (to my knowledge) the first serious attempt to write a book using collaborative methods. In that sense it could be called a new kind of book. What else does/could that mean? What is the future of books like? Obviously, I have no answer to these questions, and neither has anybody else. But maybe you have a hunch, an idea, a link, a suggestion, or some criticism? Here's some preliminary thoughts: - fan fiction has destroyed the barrier between author and reader. Any reader can write more stuff about the characters, events and world in the book. (Harry Potter fan fic for example.) - roleplaying games published as books are not complete works until somebody takes the book, reads it, and then based on the instructions in the book, runs the roleplaying game to somebody else. - the net is full of all sorts of hypertext stories and interactive literature. How does that affect books? Or does it? If it does, is it only e-books, or paper books, as well? (The 80s Fighting Fantasy series comes to mind where you had to choose your own adventure by flipping to the appropriate pages.)
1760 days ago | 1 Comment | 1 Thumb-up 

I like your idea of the spotify play list for a book or for a series of work. Little bit like High Fidelity - Nick Hornby?
but you could listen while you read.
But it is perhaps difficult to adapt the length of text so that the songs change exactly when the reader changes pages or the chapters???
(Could perhaps work like in school, many years ago, watching slides, a beep on the speaker track tells when it is time to change to the next slide)

Also Janis idea of implementing GoogleEarth (or GPS-noding) could be fun to play with in some ways.
I have heard that fans to Mankells books arrange tours in the actual towns and landscape where the story takes place.
Interesting to build on this ideas...

I think that CD-books and mp3-books will grow very fast in popularity, listening to a book read by an actor is very good way for people on trains, and there is services arriving that stream a book to your phone (listen to many books for a monthly fee)

The book does not really need to be printed on pages anymore, it could perhaps be easier to edit and reedit, like the wiki-pedia-system perhaps? I heard about some novel attempts using wikis, but dont think they became popular enough to spread.

Does all new cell phones have GPS-functions? Listen to a book, with background music, and GPS-coordinates arrive sometimes, so you could walk or ride your bike there if you would like to follow the story more vividly

???

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Johan Löfström gave a shot "Chuck Palahniuk" for BOOK: Son of Man
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BOOK: Son of Man > Recommend films/books on corruption > Chuck Palahniuk
One of the big themes in the book is corruption, especially on a local level. I'm having a hard time writing about in an engaging, human level. The corruption is buried under so many levels of boredom that it's difficult to make interesting. Can you recommend books or films or tv series or comic books or anything that deal with this in some way? It seems to me politicians on tv are either completely pure and incorruptible (like in West Wing), or completely evil and ruthless (like Lex Luthor). Sopranos has one of the few realistic depictions of corruption that I can think of -- where the godfather has a good time with the politicians and then they both help each other out a bit: the other one gets money, the other some illegal contract. But what else is there? It doesn't have to be petty local stuff! Corrupt presidents are okay, too! (Come to think of it, there's one in Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning.)
1760 days ago | 1 Comment | 0 Thumb-ups 

A great novelist, that works with several concepts and ideas on the edge of corruption, and individuals that are using a system or having been abused by the corruption from the system.

I recommend taking a look at "Choke" and "Survivor"

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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > key
by: mehmet ramadan

It looks like a special key openning the doors to the underworld
1798 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Yes, you have perfectly described what i was thinking.
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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > A bull
by: Timo Vuorensola

I think it always reminds me of a bull, or maybe a symbol of power or something like that.
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Once you see the bull, I think it's difficult to miss. A bit like some African tribal presentation of a water buffalo.
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NEW! I've added apocalypse and utopias in the list for themes.

I've made a collaborative Spotify play list for the novel Son of Man. Feel free to add songs in there.

The main themes are:
religion
political corruption
sex
Jesus
growing up in the 80s and 90s
goth/punk/underground
graffiti
apocalypse/end of the world/millenniarism
utopia/dystopia

Please, participate!
http://open.spotify.com/user/revontuli/playlist/4fpOVEAOnU8ayxZGrnV84K
spotify:user:revontuli:playlist:4fpOVEAOnU8ayxZGrnV84K

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1798 days ago | 0 Comments | 0 Thumb-ups  

I've had the first meeting with my publisher, he's read the preliminary script of The Son of Man, and likes it.

The first draft of script is far from finished, with some chapters still looking like this: "[Here a flashback where the main character learns about X and plays some C64.]" But there's enough material to get what the book is like, what it's about, and so on.

I've got some good commentary on the book from the publisher and a writer friend, and keep working on completing the first draft whenever I have time. I keep trying to come up with new ways to collaboratize the writing, but it's difficult while keeping hold of my strict auteur principles. The next collaborative project will definitely me less personal so it will have more room for new ideas and strange twists.

Timo Vuorensola gave a shot "A bull" for BOOK: Son of Man
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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > A bull
This symbol crops up over and over in the book. The main character is nearly obsessed with it, and keeps drawing it in papers, painting it as graffiti and so on. But he can't remember what it is. The book is going to have lots of scenes, where other people make (wrong) guesses about the nature of the symbol. To me it looks like it could be a cup of some sort, or possibly a very badly broken harp. What do you think? Just write in anything that comes to mind!
1798 days ago | 1 Comment | 0 Thumb-ups 

I think it always reminds me of a bull, or maybe a symbol of power or something like that.

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BOOK: Son of Man > Brainstorm: What does this look like? > key
by: mehmet ramadan

It looks like a special key openning the doors to the underworld
1798 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
You're right, there is something very key-like in it. Like drawn by somebody who had never seen a key, but had heard it described...