Links for 10.1.09: Floating Logos, Hove’s occultism, Nabokov’s bald head, the South Butt…
by Josh Kimball
*Photography: Matt Siber’s Floating Logo series has me mesmerized. It’s that or the 2/3 of a bottle of white wine I just drank very quickly out of tiny jam jars. Or both. (I should add that due to an annoying lack of permalinks, you’ll need to click on “Projects,” then “Floating Logos.”) [eatmedaily]
*Knowledge: I have a near single-minded obsession with polymathy. But it’s on its way out? (Basically, the article says that not only is polymathy waning, but our current polymaths are weak in comparison to those of the past. You may recall that Benjamin Franklin invented both lightning and the cold-air bath.)
*Money: Data by Web 2.0 financial site Mint – check out Fast Company‘s infographic on trends in geographic frugality, as well as clothing, books and hobbies spending.
*Cartography: Mapping Main Street is a look at some of the 10,466 Main Streets in America. I live on Hoyt Avenue now, but my pornography name is Buck Hubbard. Tangential, but I’m sure you follow my train of thought. [coudal]
*Local: OK, how does an obscure Minneapolis blogger get his ass invited to stuff like this?
*Life: The Long Now looks at some of the planet’s oldest living things. What does it mean that I wish The Long Now blog cranked out posts (they are very good) at a much faster rate?
*Ideas: I previously linked to a spellchecked version of “The Jabberwocky.” Here’s a grammar-checked take on the bible. As I said, techno-corporate lobotomization is a matter of great interest to me right now. I smell a long post coming. Smells like toner cartridge.
*Grade: Fail. That’s worse than an F by three letters.