Thursday, April 17, 2008

OULIPO redux!

Experimental literature of the likes of the 60's French group, "Oulipo", has just mushroomed with the internet capability of thinking laterally about storytelling. "We Tell Stories" is a Penguin site that has 6 stories so far, each in a format that has never been seen on the net before, nor could have been possible before it. One was typed in real time and another unfolds through Google maps.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Time on their hands

Carving into regular pencils. Reminds me of Brian Dettmer's book sculptures.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Some great lines by Woody Allen

"I've often said: the only thing standing between me and greatness... is me."

"I didn't know he was dead... I thought he was British."

"Eternity is a very long time, especially towards the end."

"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television."

"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead."

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."

"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."

"The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep."

Thursday, April 03, 2008

56th and Lexington

The first cell phone call was made by its inventor, Martin Cooper, 35 years ago today.
He called his rival, Joel Engel of Bell Labs, standing on the corner of 56th and Lexington. They should erect a "historical site" plaque. The cost for this phone, Motorola's DynaTAC8000X, was $3,995, and thousands waitlisted for one.