Saturday, January 17, 2009

The 10 West Prize Acquisition Finalists for 2008:

Rob Carter, "Theatre of Bergama"

Nathan Vincent, "Gun"

Georg Parthen, "Village"

James Johnson, "First Mirror Picture"

Deborah Hamon, "Wonderland"

Dufala Brothers, "Ice Cream Truck Tank"

Thomas Doyle, "Null Cipher"

Jonas Criscoe, "2 Marks #2"

Brian Cooper, "Art in Public (Blue Boxes)"

And also Amy Toebbe, whose work I posted recently.


Verso has just published The Essential Žižek: The Complete Set (The Sublime Object of Ideology, The Ticklish Subject, The Fragile Absolute, The Plague of Fantasies.


Check out David Clark's project 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein


"A plan for the improvement of spelling in the English language"


Mark Twain


THE ART INSTINCT: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution
By Denis Dutton

reviewed by

Jonah Lehrer


Peter Ganick's website hosts some interesting experimental writing.


Here's a great site for prog rock.


The next time some reactionary blockhead trots out the whole Sokal affair...


Rap represented in mathematical charts and graphs:

[many more here]