Monthly Archives December 2008

Peter Lamborn Wilson a.k.a Hakim Bey

.. in NYC.

Harold Pinter dies

… at 78 on December 25th.

Why I read

Not my words and not all of the reasons and statements are mine but still … I read. I read because I’m curious. Because I crave alternate realities. Because I want a book to show me how to unravel experience, unravel life, in a way my own brain can’t manage alone. I read because books […]

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio – Nobel lecture

Have just finished reading everything available in Polish – what a great writer! His Nobel Prize lecture – here.

With Obama election comes the return of the vampire

[From The San Diego Union-Tribune — With Obama election comes the return of the vampire]

Superstruct game

Q: What is Superstruct? A: Superstruct is the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game. By playing the game, you’ll help us chronicle the world of 2019–and imagine how we might solve the problems we’ll face. Because this is about more than just envisioning the future. It’s about making the future, inventing new ways to organize […]

To czego nigdy nie widziałem

Aniołowie powoli wracają do nieba A my na dole patrzymy do góry I każdy z nas umiera od nowa Bo jesteśmy sami, jesteśmy mordercami Podobno budujesz swój mały dom Pośrodku jałowej ziemi Ty jesteś Tym Bo nie chcesz nic I nie zawahasz się Z najwyższej wieży Najmniejszy ptak Którego nigdy nigdy nie widziałem nigdy nigdy […]

Guaranteed

On bended knee is no way to be free Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently All my destinations will accept the one that’s me So I can breathe… Circles they grow and they swallow people whole Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they’ll never know A mind full of questions, and […]

William Vollmann reading at the Village Voice Bookshop, Paris, 12 June 2007

My feeling is that the main characteristic of reality is that it is infinitely dense and infinitely expansive; it’s always going to be greater than an ability to perceive it. And so the job of an artist is to make something that seems to be greater than you are, that has some kind of depth, […]