Wednesday, January 30, 2008

À la recherche du temps perdu

BBC reporting Electrical stimulation of areas deep within the brain could improve memory, early research suggests.

Fairly poignant stuff. Cyberpunk meets Proust. When it's reported in the NY Times, I hope they pull out a reference to madeleines from their trope-bucket.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Phantom Orchard

Phantom Orchard is an album by Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori which is growing on me greatly. I truly possess no technical musical vocabulary to bring to bear to explain what about this complicated noisescape is so arresting; all I can say is it feels uncomfortable and restless, but somehow compels the listener (me, at least) to pay attention -- something missing from most music of this type.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

NetNewsWire now free

I've been using the previously-free "light" version of this RSS reader for a while; now the full version is free too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

windshields of the midwest - week 52/week1

North Dakota


One of those other states that begins with an I.