Monthly Archives: January 2011

The City of Rema

Note: this is based upon one of Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities, Eusapia (pp 96 – 97, Invisible Cities, Vintage Classics). A city by the name of Eusapia has an underground city, identical to its surface city dedicated entirely to the … Continue reading

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The City of Ikue

Ways of remembering ones dead are many and varied. The dead have been buried, cremated and immortalized in statue and monument. For the city of Ikue none of these were enough. Ikue needed a much more grand, and majestic way … Continue reading

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The City of Lise

A city can be built of many things. Stone, wood, concrete, steel and many other types of materials. The city of Lise is constructed of words. All of its infrastructure and buildings, they have all been built with words. The … Continue reading

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The City of Marcia

By all appearances Marcia is a normal city. You enter into Marcia and everything you expect to see in a city is there. There are sky scrapers, shopping districts, museums and a cultural district were cafe’s, libraries and bookstores are … Continue reading

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Godzilla Enjoys Watching French Surreal Films

Godzilla’s raids on Japan are often assumed to be acts of aggression and are dealt with as such. What they really are though is Godzilla’s attempts to discuss his views on French Surreal films. And as always what starts off … Continue reading

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Kaoru Abe, Alto Saxophone Improvisation, No.3 1.21.1972

For some basic information here is Kaoru Abe’s Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_Abe Unlike Motoharu Yoshizawa’s vast catalogue of music, Kaoru Abe’s is a little smaller. Well, it’s a lot smaller. But it more than makes up for that in energy and … Continue reading

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Julio Cortazar and his (near) Infinite Book

Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch is a masterful literary creation and is one of those books that can be called genius. The story told within the book is rather simple and is summarised well by Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch_%28Julio_Cort%C3%A1zar_novel%29 Also here is the Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Spiders

Spiders are amazing animals. For starters they have eight legs that move in perfect synchronicity. They can naturally create a material stronger than steel. They possess eight eyes and kill their prey with fast acting and deadly venom. In addition … Continue reading

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A Manifesto on Catching (Inspired by Erlend Loe)

Many manifestos that you read will call upon you to do a great many things. Rise up, create new political systems and get swept up in the zeitgeist. Not this manifesto though. This one is a little simpler, but no … Continue reading

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When the Roads turned to Water

Infinity is a funny thing. In an infinite time period everything that can happen will happen. In theory, roads could not turn into water. But in an infinite universe they would eventually. So lets run with that. It was a … Continue reading

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