Showing 1–10 of 224 posts.

‘Science explains the world, but only Art can reconcile us to it. What do we really know about the origin of the Universe? A blank so wide can be filled with myths and legends. I wished, in my mythologizing, to reach the limits of improbability, and I believe that I came close. You know this already, therefore what you really wanted to ask was if the Universe is indeed ludicrous. But that question each must answer for himself’.

From “King Globares and the Sages” by Stanisław Lem

“King Globares and the Sages” is one in a collection of short stories by Stanisław Lem titled Mortal Engines. It was published by The Seabury Press in 1977 and by Penguin Classics in 2016. All of the stories in the collection were chosen, translated, and introduced by Michael Kandel.

– – –

web thoughts from jon-kyle

repeat these instructions until the project is complete

finish the project, scrap all of it.
finish the project, scrap half of it.
finish the project, scrap a third of it.

– – –

Musarc’s going to be at Palais de Tokyo in April. Info/tickets

– – –

Shop Talk ep. 250, Web security with April King and Alex Sexton

– – –

Beetroot Achaar recipe

– – –