Chris Cobb, an artist based in San Francisco, has created an amazing installation in bookshop called Adobe Books- he catalogued every single one of the 20,000 books by color. The project is titled There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World. They were arranged by hand over a 10 hour period, and he enlisted the help of 16 volunteers. Such beautiful results, they transformed the bookshop overnight.
I have a lot of small online interactions with people. Always have since the advent of the internet. The only thing I’ve ever wanted out of these interactions are friends. I was never really short of friends as a child, but I just like to know people. I’m the consummate tail-wagging and…
Everything in the world is beautiful, but Man only recognizes beauty if he sees it either seldom or from afar. Listen, today we are gods! Our blue shadows are enormous! We move in a gigantic, joyful world!
One of the most significant intellectual errors educated persons make is in underestimating the fallibility of science. The very best scientific theories containing our soundest, most reliable knowledge are certain to be superseded, recategorized from “right” to “wrong”; they are, as physicist …
Condensed from e-mails and phone calls today, paraphrased and lightly gratinated, baked in a pie:
Hi so and by the way ha ha thanks for inviting me to your group’s big anniversary : Hey yeah it’ll be great to see you, welcome to _____ , how many days can you stay in our group’s resort hotel, just log on our group’s airline’s website for your free ticket : Yeah sorry already booked mine, so today I was wondering if you have any comment on that Hong Kong subsidiary in your group that was forced into liquidation over massive unpaid legal judgments, how’s that going to affect your business, what about the plaintiff saying they have a guarantee signed by the chairman of the group to pay up on that, can you confirm that : Yeah thanks for asking, I’ll talk to my people and get you a comment in a couple of hours, so are you going to do the golf on our group’s golf course on Sunday morning or just the dinners : Thanks for handling these difficult questions about your group, yeah I think I have to skip the golf and do the photo editing that morning : Not at all, we always appreciate our media friends keeping up with our business doings:
“Meanwhile in NYC, a guy pees behind a tree in the park and somebody starts a petition about it. [… Link to a change.org petition against peeing: “New York City: Address quality of life issues and illegal behavior in Inwood Hill Park. We need the city to address safety issues, enforce laws and …”]”
A.: And Yogi says: “Only in America.”
B.: Tree envy? Not enough trees where you be?
A.: Quite a few in fact. But none big enough.
B.: Boasting again?
A.: China’s enlightened policy of reforestation is only a few decades old.
B.: You’re being a bit literal.
A.: Not woodenly literal, I hope.
B.: The theme is peeing behind a tree. Don’t make me draw a diagram.
Kumarajiva, of the fifth century AD, one of the greatest translators of the Buddhist texts into Chinese, said that the work of translation is just like chewing food that is to be fed to others. If one cannot chew the food oneself, one has to be given food that has already been chewed. After such an operation, however, the food is bound to be poorer in taste and flavor than the original.
Feng Youlan, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy