S P Q R. (via @smallbeerpress via @KellyLink) "The art looks as if disasters have passed through it, but it also looks as if it had survived those disasters and as if the strewn pieces of it could be assembled into something quite superior.
" --R A Lafferty Haraway and Jarmusch on my mind. What does it mean, all these mythical places, except that we have none--and our fragmentary epics furnish them? (R'lyeh.) They are rooted in connoisseurship, not collections. Soft blue radiance. A future. Nota bene. Quotations of G.K. Chesterton. Another acronym. The 39th Root of 92. Blue Ruin: Totality and Acceleration. Bleak is the new red. Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard. The shock of the anthropocene. In 2003 the Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to mean a “form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change”.
Albrecht was studying the effects of long-term drought and large-scale mining activity on communities in New South Wales, when he realised that no word existed to describe the unhappiness of people whose landscapes were being transformed about them by forces beyond their control. He proposed his new term to describe this distinctive kind of homesickness. The "Future" of "Poetry" [Joyelle gave this talk as part of a panel on "The Future of Poetry" at the Minnesota Book Festival this past fall.]
The “Future” of “Poetry” 1. Becoming a mother made me a goth. Becoming a mother, and nearly dying in the process, and wondering for 10 months if the body inside me is alive or dead, and, concomitantly, if I would also kill myself if I learned it was dead, then holding it and realizing what a very minor and insubstantial gate a six pound infant is onto some kind of Hades—well, it rendered life on earth a kind of Hades.
Desecration phrasebook. The Gauss Christmath Special. Ghost cities. Print Text smaller Text bigger Why is China constructing large, well-designed “ghost cities” that are completely devoid of people?
Now, the BBC reports a giant new Chinese-built city has been spotted in Africa in the outskirts of Angola’s capital Luanda. The city, Nova Cidade de Kilamba, was designed to hold up to a half million people and features 750 eight-story apartment buildings, 12 schools and more than 100 retail units, according to the report. State-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation reportedly took less than three years to build the city at a cost of $3.5 billion. It covers 12,355 acres. BBC former Angola correspondent Louise Redvers reported that they discovered that the city’s buildings are completely empty. The empty cities aren’t only in Africa. Google image of China's empty roads Images of these “ghost cities” – after countless billions of dollars have been spent on the towns’ design and construction – reveal nobody lives in them.
Sad satan. By Hannah Barton on October 25th, 2015 It came from the Deep Web.
That was the hook for the earliest reports of Sad Satan—“A Horror Game Hidden in the Darkest Corners of the Internet,” as Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez put it. The game, she recounted as if intoning the opening lines of a ghost story, could only be found on the parts of the Internet where search engines fear to tread, on the Deep Web: sites, for example, accessible only using Tor anonymizing software.
Artists of #CassiniDiskus. Cassini periodical cicadas. The name Cassini periodical cicadas is used to group two closely related species of periodical cicadas: Magicicada cassini (Fisher, 1851), and Magicicada tredecassini (Alexander and Moore, 1962), a species essentially identical except for its 13-year lifecycle.
The 17-year species is not called Magicicada septencassini because it was named prior to the 1962 paper. The cassini males' courting behavior is unusual because large groups of cassini males may sing and fly together in synchrony: that is, bursts of sound, as thousands of males sing in unison, alternate with silence, as clouds of flying cicadas leave perches in unison, seeking a new perch before the next ensemble song. Description All Magicicada species have a black dorsal thorax with red eyes and orange wing veins. Cassini periodical cicadas are smaller than decim periodical cicadas. The abdomen is black except for occasional faint orange-yellow marks on the ventral surface seen in some location.
Habitat The Language of Vampyr. A reply to: Brotherman You misunderstood my question.
I did not ask "why" it is conveyed via sound, I asked if you could interpret it, which you can not. You always say that you repeat yourself, but mostly what I see you repeating is that you've figured it all out and that you're sick of repeating yourself. Been doing that since, what, page 17, right?
Interesting given your signature line. As past members have posted in this very thread, everyone gets it too, Brotherman - you're not the only one who gets it.