the human use of human beings (1954 ed., cover design by george giusti)
Bible, France ca. 1270-1290.
Bibliothèque d’Agglomération de Saint-Omer, Ms. 5, fol. 246r
In all of the discussion about looking for evidence of time travel, did anyone consider a time-traveling Dr. Seuss?
This abomination appears in Clear and Present Danger. (source @madsy9)
The variable-width font is a nice touch.
To continue the productive discussion of uninscribed artworks in Craig Dworkin’s No Medium, this report discusses, in detail, those computer programs that have no code, and are thus empty or null. Several specific examples that have been offered in different contexts (the demoscene, obfuscated coding, a programming challenge, etc.) are analyzed. The concept of a null program is discussed with reference to null strings and files. This limit case of computing shows that both technical and cultural means of analysis are important to a complete understanding of programs – even in the unusual case that they lack code.
It’s the last day of Hal Hartley’s Kickstarter for “Ned Rifle,” the final film in the “Henry Fool” trilogy. For obvious reasons, this is a project near and dear to my heart. Hal is one of the most important artistic collaborators of my life. The Kickstarter is picking up steam in its final hours but we’re not there yet. Any amount helps. I really hope this happens.
Eight people dropped $2500 on lunch with Parker Posey, but no one wants lunch with James Urbaniak?!
The collapse of the industrial sector in the US smashed up against the ubiquity of internet accessibility and online commerce, along with improved manufacturing techniques in materials means this is the best time ever to get a costume with wings.
Jason Scott, A Thing with Feathers
Photo: A wood ant holding a microchip in its mandibles.
This image features in the book Microcosmos by Brandon Broll, which will be published this month.