DFW Hyperarchival Film (2.0): Decemberists & Eschaton

August 23, 2011

Thanks again to Dave Keaton for telling me about this awesome Decemberists, Infinite-Jest-inspired-video for “Calamity Song.” Escaton is alive and kicking. There’s also a NY Times article on it here. Watch it.

1950s Disaster (and Misogyny) and a Slovenian on the UK riots

August 21, 2011

2 interesting links: The first is a look at Pageant magazine, an old rag that seemed obsessed w/ two things, disaster and misogyny (cover text like: “American women are lousy wives). The second is Slavoj Žižek’s take on the recent riots in the UK.

As I’ve Been Saying All Along. . .

August 19, 2011

According to The Onion, the “Apocalypse Already Happened 3 Years Ago.” I knew it.

Post-Apocalyptic Art Archive

August 17, 2011

A nice little article on the Smithsonian’s Andrew Robison, and his 30 year project to protect art after a catastrophe. The fact that the boxes are all labeled WW3, and that the project not only assumes some sort of disaster, but that all the works included are, in some way, already post-apocalyptic, probably deserves some commentary.

Borland Green Ecovillage: Out of the Ruins of Pittsburgh

August 15, 2011

My good friends Sten and Emily Carlson are featured in this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on one of the urban renewal/co-housing projects going on in the ‘burgh right now. Now, if I can only get off my lazy (but productively writing) butt and go help them tear walls down and such. . . .


Review of Consider David Foster Wallace

August 5, 2011

My review of the first collection of essays on DFW, Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays edited by David Hering, just appeared in the most recent issue of Critical Quarterly. Check out the first page here, and you can access the whole thing if you have university library access.

New Archive: Photo

August 4, 2011

So, I’ve been moving for a week and haven’t really had a chance to post much here (nor do anything else), but my new library in my new residence is fully assembled. I finally have a proper office. I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little boy. (The best part, I finally have all my shelves in one place, and b/c of that, I can’t even fit all my books in the shot.)

Hyperarchive August 2011