Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Page a day

One drawing for every page of Moby Dick (I remember something similar from the 2004 Whitney Biennial, but for Gravity's Rainbow).

Friday, December 11, 2009

Whale Chart

Here it* is. Or something related, anyway. Same author, same date, but the map described by Melville has more information in it (12 columns for 12 months).

*From Chapter 44, "The Chart": "* Since the above was written, the statement is happily borne out by an official circular, issued by Lieutenant Maury, of the National Observatory, Washington, April 16th, 1851. By that circular, it appears that precisely such a chart is in course of completion; and portions of it are presented in the circular. "This chart divides the ocean into districts of five degrees of latitude by five degrees of longitude; perpendicularly through each of which districts are twelve columns for the twelve months; and horizontally through each of which districts are three lines; one to show the number of days that have been spent in each month in every district, and the two others to show the number of days in which whales, sperm or right, have been seen."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Other people talk about our book.


So timely.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kant's Sublime


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

metempsychosis ramble...no links

So, I may have mentioned this in passing, but I am an intense and unashamed fan of the show LOST (CT-style, I should note that I'm clearly a little ashamed, since I'm getting all defensive about how unashamed I am, and should really say that I don't want to be ashamed, because, seriously, it's a great show.) As a rather hardcore fan, I have this little ritual for watching each new episode: I watch it on my laptop the day after it comes out, and then I read Entertainment Weekly's recap and comments on the episode (and then I start on the podcasts...sort of kidding...) which are written by this dude who as far as I can tell just watches Lost for a living (talk about dream jobs), and loves to chase down every possible reference and resonance in the show. In this weeks recap, I came across reference to a newly familiar word: METEMPSYCHOSIS. This is noteworthy (if it is noteworthy) not because of the coincidence of my coming across the word in two things I love, but because the professional Lost-watcher was discussing this word in the context of Ulysses, where I guess Leopold Bloom is obsessed with it. We haven't talked about IJ and Joyce, I don't think, and I have only read Portrait of the Artist, so I'm unqualified, but are there any resonances between the two?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Frankly, I think there's a lot missing. But here is a collection of links to words that David Foster Wallace uses that you might not know the meaning of.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Standing Witness.

this is all of the Micah / Wesleyan documentation that I have found so far. Boy do I want to see more.

This is a review of the event.

Apparently, there was a script written for IJ : the movie.

Anesthesiology Addicts

An interesting article on the pattern of addiction in anesthesiologists.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Photo Tour of DFW's Boston

A comprehensive look at Boston through the first 550 pages of Infinite Jest.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What would Heidegger say about IJ?