cartography

Being human, lights, rainbows, & dreams

An essay of sorts. Two exempla (Borges, Iyad El-Baghdadi), comment, a true story, and some poetry. Lots of colourful images: colourful in a good way.

@iyad_elbaghdadi on Twitter:

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more mapping

Or, beyond the tangent du jour.

(for more on the thumbnail, and the punchline, see “Death will be your Santa Claus,” Cat and Girl Donation Derby, 2010-10-11)

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cool-hunting

PÖANG armchair (matching footstool out of shot). From IKEA of Elizabeth, NJ (2004).

Hairy Man. From John Bulwer’s “Anthropometamorphosis: Man Transformed: or the Artificial Changling” (1653).

Or, Big Hairy Post no. 3. From the sublime to the ridiculous.

← From my arm-chair—that classic that most of my colleagues seem to have, too—to yours.

Moral of the story: don’t spend too much time with a post. Be safe, gentle readers: use chairs. →

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Vancouver: the obrienaternal basic survival guide

Sometimes Medievalists–even meta-meta-ones–are obliged to interact with post-medieval external reality in a less observational and commentative way. To live in it directly.

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pre-Samhain special

Oh, I do miss Ireland.
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What are “the new digital genres”? Answers on a postcard to …

This post is in lieu of a Tangent du jour, as the next one of these will not be appearing until next week at the earliest. However: herewith a Topique à propos, c/o Digital Medievalist. (more…)