November 9, 2008

This is going out to all three fans of - that includes myself, of course.  And my husband.  So you know I'm talking to you, Peter Crowley.  You live for my RSS feed, don't you?  When will I be able to hyperlink to from 

Other than finding out that Peter Crowley has been to my website, not much else has happened with the project this week.  I'm still desperate to get the rest of the grant funding from MIT that came with the original award that funded this project.  A few days ago, I left a message with MIT's Department of Architecture and Planning to try to procure the second half of the grant.  When I won the grant, I learned that you only get the second half of the grant once you've finished the project.  But in this case, I actually need the money to get out there and finish the project.  And since the full grant amount was split between two winners, it seems a bit shortsighted of the Department to withhold the rest of the funding until...what, I submit a half-finished project?  We'll have to see.  I draw the line at five unreturned phone calls.

The other exciting thing that happened is that one of my photos - a picture of the exterior of the Monterey Non-Smokers Motel - was chosen by an online travelguide in Albuquerque for their website magazine....or something.  I'm not quite sure what it is, but they found my photos on flickr and asked for permission to enter one into their contest for their guide.  I could probably figure out what I just consented to if I really tried, but it was easier to say yes and not worry about it.  It's nice knowing that someone out there is looking at my flickr photostream.  Hey, Peter?  Since you've clearly got time to read this, you should check it out. 

Lastly...I created a new photopage on this website where I'm going to be organizing my souped-up motel photos.  It's not linked to any sound or interviews yet - I'm still thinking about how to best connect the sound and the images - but the photos will be organized by motel/owner, and maybe again by state or region.  I'm also toying with this weird transcript service where someone in an English-speaking country (let's hope) downloads your audio and transcribes it for your dirt cheap... 

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