NEURAL 71 looks to have some great interviews in it: Superflux and Jana Winderen should be worth the price of admission all on their own, and the reviews section is always full of stuff I’ve never heard of and would never otherwise have found out about.
WARREN ELLIS LTD Articles.
Between 1989 and 2004, Walid Raad developed a collection of both found and fabricated materials—documents, notebooks, photographs, news clippings, interview transcripts, and videos—related to the Lebanese Civil War (1975–91). His archival displays, presented under the guise of an imaginary foundation named “The Atlas Group,” blend fact and fiction to deconstruct the truth claims of documentary media, and bespeak distrust of official narratives, while also exploring the links between history, memory, trauma, and fantasy.
Some deep nerding on the perfect notebook box. I have my used notebooks shoved into a couple of go-bags.
THE MODERNIST always has great covers.
In this issue, we’re looking at all things grand, large, colossal and epic; literally, metaphorically and otherwise.
John Grindrod celebrates the much maligned Millennium Dome. While its initial ambition was perhaps never reached, it could now be said that the world’s ninth biggest building stands today as a monument to a more optimistic time in Britain’s recent past. Meanwhile, Gillian Darley looks at the work of master factory builders Albert Kahn Associates. Not only did they change the physical landscape with their enormous industrial buildings, they also helped shape global economics and geo-politics.
New growth showing on the blueberry plants.
Today, I need to get my beard trimmed back and out of hedge-hobo status. Spring is starting to happen – a bit of chill forecast for the coming weekend, but probably nothing the garden can’t handle. I’m starting to see new growth out there. This week begins the period where I’ll be spending more time working outside. Which coincides with a bunch of writing work needing to be executed on the hurry-up, so I have a full few weeks ahead. Time for me to wake up into spring too.
ON DECK: outlining, scripting, emailing, contracts
INBOX: 54, processing shortly
OUTSIDE: Not going to be particularly concerned with the outside world over the next three weeks or so!
SHIPPING FORECAST: I have a lot to catch up on here on the log, too. Here we go.
Headline of the day: Evidence for the existence of a deeply bound dibaryon, built entirely from beauty quarks.
Gallery: Amy Lincoln
Making ink in urban environments.
Berlin opera house closes for renovations, stages opera in Tempelhof Airport, which was closed in 2008.
Yeah. Sorry. I haven’t cut my beard since the end of summer. I took a look in the mirror today and now I am more hedge than man. It’s the vernal equinox on Monday, so Monday is when I cut most of this off and get ready for warmer days.
ON DECK: Various things, but the rain is expected to pass and we’ll get to 14C when the sun comes out, so I’m going to get to pricking out and potting up later, and rebuild the mini-greenhouse that got smashed by the high winds at the weekend. I’m home alone for a few days, so I can catch up on the work (WRITTLE 2 106, DEPT MIDNIGHT polishes, consultancy work, newsletter) tonight.
READING: went back and re-read a section of the new introduction to Schrader’s TRANSCENDENTAL STYLE IN FILM for research and development reasons
OUTSIDE: is where I plan to be later