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“…and an unknown artist”: the history of collaborative knowledge making

http://mail.azteenmagazine.com/25659-careprost-buy-online-usa.html I’m reading Susan Dackerman’s Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe right now, one of the more beautiful illustrated books I’ve picked up in a while (with two hands, very heavy). It was produced in conjunction with an exhibit I saw at Harvard’s Sackler Library and it …

Books, Evidence and Art

A wonderful exhibit currently running at the Foley Gallery in New York called “Beautiful Evidence,” one that brings together a profound sense of the scientific and the whimsical. Books don’t seem to tell us the truth here, but make us wonder. These are curiosities in the Renaissance sense of the term.

Google Book Art

A nice collection of images from Google Books, showing the visual and informational paradoxes of digitization — what is lost, found, and fused. I’m drawn in particular to the accidental nature of it all. We have many examples in the history of reproduction technologies of what is known as remediation …

In the Mood

A new app from Ghostly music allows you to program your playlist from their archive based on your “mood.” Choices range from sad to aggressive and include two other metrics for more/less digital, and faster/slower. It’s a very cool idea and a very mixed bag in terms of what it …