"Spacing around an em dash varies. Most newspapers insert a space before and after the dash, and many popular magazines do the same, but most books and journals omit spacing, closing whatever comes before and after the em dash right up next to it. This website prefers the latter, its style requiring the closely-held em dash in running text."
The Em Dash in Action: A New Direction
Em dashes are used in place of commas or parentheses to emphasize or draw attention to parenthetical or amplifying material. In this particular task, em dashes occupy a kind of middle ground among the three: when commas do the job, the material is most closely related to what’s around it, and when parentheses do the job, the material is most distantly related to what’s around it; when dashes do the job the material is somewhere in the middle.
extra love for the extended pastry example throughout these sample sentences
The Em Dash in the Company of Other Punctuation Marks
"A Hyphen Can Be Considered to Be a Kind of Dash"
moving/motion: aspect ratio shifting from landscape (cinematic) to worldstar mobile, with esp nostalgic (4:3?) notes
learning and research over the summer
adapt CGING poster
update junkyard title image for portfolio
my name is red
ideology of gallery space
archaeology of touch
mythologies (lehman) > here
black gooey universe
emoji as digital gestures — 1, 3, 2
book on margins
the medium is the me/assage
ambient cruelty (++ NC!)
- marginalia of the digital: tiktok comment sections: "dropped my frogs! boost"
- raced emoji as weaponized identity politics
- rombes 21 — Danny Gonzalez on Arcade Craniacs, emotion and affect in 3AM CHALLENGE __ MY __ SHE SAID YES?!?!?!?!? ast. ast. GONE SEXUAL GONE WRONG ast. ast. (possible * connection)
format, screen, frame
"the social life of things" — processes and flows by which goods and objects are converted, change shape — "entangled objects"
to be an NPC
race and technology, ideology of screen space
ideology of interface
portals, windows, interface/computer/internet metaphors, interstices, liminality, "technosublime"
time and space relationship (from 2018 summer conversation with dad — QR codes. convenience,)