Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inside a Fish's Head

I got this from the Care2 website, but turns out that it's out of the aquarium just the other side of the bay from me.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"A Constant Palimpsest of the Day Before"

The Guardian posted this little film about video artist Mark Wallinger and his project of making a cinema/camera obscura overlooking a channel with a whole lot of history...

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Pierley/Redford Dissociative Affect Test, or Just Another Personality Test.

Another Very Short List find. Here's what they say:

"But the pictures are pretty, and weirdly disturbing, and so you find yourself clicking through all 20 questions. When you’re done, you get a short, specific thumbnail sketch of your personality type. That’s where the real fun begins: What did those questions mean, and add up to? And how did they get so far under your skin? You can take the test multiple times, clicking quickly and intuitively, or slowing way down to puzzle out the “correct” answers. Either way, you’ll end up wondering: Is it a pretty parlor trick? Or a real window into your deeper, darker self?"

Start HERE...

Friday, April 8, 2011

John Rafman's The Nine Eyes of Google Streetview

After my rather text heavy last post, this one may come as a kind of antidote. Learned of this through the so very often intriguing Very Short List. I'm taking you right to the images, but you'll find plenty about them if you click on the weird contraption at the top of the page...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Thanks to the meditative post at Reader's Almanac (the blog of the Library of America)about Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, I was led further afield to a piece by Ben Kafka about Bartleby and also some other copyists in the work of Flaubert at Lapham's Quarterly. The print version is a beautifully illustrated journal which each quarter takes up a new theme, usually carried down through the ages. This time around it is "Work", and the journal is worth finding for the many angles it pursues the basic idea from. This thoughtful piece about the nature of paperwork, which occupies so many of us can be read on line, where it is presented in its entirety.