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“There is no way an animator, or anyone else, can create an image from Grendel as exciting as the image in the reader’s mind: Grendel is a monster, and living in the first person, because we’re all in some sense monsters, trapped in our own language and habits of emotion. Grendel expresses feelings we all feel—enormous hostility, frustration, disbelief, and so on, so that the reader, projecting his own monster, projects a monster that is, for him, the perfect horror show. There is no way you can do that in television or in the movies.”
— John Gardner in Paris Review Interviews, Vol. II, pg. 149 (originally published in 1979)
Fig says: “Heading East, the personal blog of Raul Guiterrez. Links to amazing photographers, every day observations from a New Yorker and world traveler, a father, and family man. Tender and emphatic, beautifully written, one of my very favourites.”
Robert J. Lang’s origami. Many pieces were constructed using a single uncut square. Incredible. Click into the “science” section for pieces on mathematic, computational and technological relations to origami. (Fun fact: for optimal deployment, motor vehicle airbags are designed and folded using origamic principles and dynamics.)
Peter Callesen’s paper works. Too cool. (Scroll all the way down for a great vivid description re: Callesen’s motivation for his paper works and the meaning behind them). Interesting pages include: large scale papercut, works on water, and drawings.
The New York Public Library has taken a giant step towards storing, preserving and protecting its digitized book collections, partnering with HathiTrust, a shared repository of digitized content from academic and research libraries.
NYPL is the 27th library to join the partnership, which was formed in 2008 and counts the Columbia University Library and the University of California’s library system as fellow partners.
“The New York Public Library could not be more excited about its partnership with HathiTrust, which will become an essential element of our digitization strategy,” said Ann Thornton, Acting Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries.
“This partnership will allow us to preserve and protect our digitized books for future generations while making them more accessible and useful to readers worldwide,” she said. “By adding our digitized book collections to those of the other Hathi partners, we take a major step toward the vision of a free, comprehensive library of the world’s knowledge. We look forward to a long, productive future with HathiTrust and all of the great libraries who count themselves partners.”
HathiTrust will take items digitized from the New York Public Library’s collections and store them securely. The group also has a delivery platform that will allow the public to easily access the Library’s public domain books, as well as items from the collections of other HathiTrust partners.
“We are excited to welcome New York Public Library as our newest partner,” said John Wilkin, executive director of HathiTrust. “NYPL’s perspective as one of the world’s greatest public research libraries and their distinctive collections will deeply enrich the HathiTrust partnership and the materials we make available to researchers around the world.”