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Recent Posts (page 6 of 13)

Probable System Sketches

Some sketches and notes I made a few years ago while working on Probable System, an experimental web game inspired by bpNichol’s “Probable Systems” series of poems. It’s a little adventure game, and the map is based on a computer keyboard. This was the first game I made using JavaScript.

Hieroglyphs

Reading Paul Muldoon’s Quoof. Poetry makes for encouraging reading in the mornings; the pages pass quickly and I feel I’ve accomplished something before I’ve even finished my tea. Poems make me feel like trying things, they stretch my brain a bit. Sometimes I read a little aloud, stretching my tongue as well. Muldoon provides wonderful mouthfuls of Irishness: his three mooley heifers. It’s all much of a muchness.

I love these lines:

She turns from the sink
potato in hand. A Kerr’s Pink,
its water-dark
port-wine birthmark
that will answer her knife
with a hieroglyph.

E and M play games (3)

Marginalia

Another photobook page, expanded from this indexical diptych.

Bark beetle codex

Hiking near South Fork Trinity River this afternoon, and found this amazing piece of wood in a pile of debris washed up at a bend in the river. It’s about 5′ long and completely covered in intricate, overlapping bark beetle markings. Click the image above for a larger version.

Longitudes

 

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