IS TAKING A LONG-DESERVED HOLIDAY.
the UK Guardian,
to have a computer in my home, as I don't want to become addicted, which I would
if I had one in my home. I would never go out. So by not having a computer,
never owned one, I can control my online life rather than having it control me.
mind. I'm a bit of neo-Luddite when it comes to technology. I prefer the simple life."
Bloom says that an entire global cli-fi community has now sprung up worldwide,
with no leader
and no official sponsorship.
"It was just ut in the air and cli-fi came around at this time," he says.
I ask: optimist or pessimist?
Happy camper or a mostly depressed doom and gloom guy?
Energized by the daily tweets and blog posts and websites analyzing,
and putting the cli-fi term on the map?
"Energized. Psyched. Emboldened. Aroused."
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
"Light. And darkness."
Care to explain that comment?
"Ying yang. It's not all light and it's not all darkness."
Last question: Who will benefit from the cli-fi PR work you have been doing
the past several years?
"Future generations, over the next 30 generations of humankind. Over the
next 500 years."
How can you be so sure of that?
"i'm sure. I can see the future."
Are you a clairvoyant or something?
"No, I'm just a kid from the 1950s who watched a lot of Twilight Zone TV
my older brother in the den of our suburban home in western Massachusetts."
Someone once said you were ''a force of nature,'' with all your blogging and
for the PR campaign of cli-fi over the past ten years or so. True?
"Oh, that was Joe in Seattle. No, I'm not a force of nature, far from it. More like
a fart of nature."
And a highly-regarded academic in Australia once reviewed to you in a podcast
as ''a serial pest.'' What did he mean by that?
"Oh, that was Andrew, a friend. In Australian slang, where it is used mostly,
I had never
heard the term before, it means someone who is determined as hell to promote
his or her campaign in the media, and has a never give up attitude. So i accept
that Australian gentleman's label. He meant it as praise he later told me."
Anything else you want to say before I press the send button?
"We are the world, we are the cli-fi movement."
PS: .....Bloom later sent me an email when I got back to Dublin, which read:
"I have already made my tombstone and paid for it in cash. It reads:
'Here lies Danny Bloom, Alien, (1949-2032)'."