Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hayden Westfield-Bell on the Shortlist for Penguin Wayfarer

This summer Penguin Books is hiring a "Wayfarer" to walk, write and follow in the footsteps of Robert Macfarlane. International Authors editorial board member Hayden Westfield-Bell has been short-listed for the Wayfarer.  The final selection will be announced June 28.

Here is Hayden's video application:

Hayden Westfield-Bell

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Off to a Small Island

I am off to a small island for a few days.  During my hiatus, good solid highbrow reading can be found here:


Gypsy Scholar

Mumbai Microcosm

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Backchannel Amusements

Although well-informed, the Highbrow public is generally unaware of the complex backchannel conversations that transpire as the International Authors team of editors and writers work to produce new publications.  Recently, Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges went public with an exchange concerning the collaborative introduction now in preparation for Emanations III.  Click HERE for a rare glimpse at the sorts of communications that make up the lively virtual Bauhaus that is International Authors.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Grotesque figures, crooked buildings, angular walls, deliberate artificiality, bizarre style, stilted movement, abstract significance, a profound "document" of the state of German culture at the beginning of the Weimar Republic, an 'epicenter' of German Expressionism, a landmark in the evolution of the art of film...

Completely meaningless but susceptible to description,  conducive to outlandish interpretation, and begging some "important" explanation.  I can barely sit through sixty seconds, bored even of my own fondness for analysis, evaluation, and diagnosis.

A painting by Lyonel Feininger, however, I can view for hours, meanwhile thoroughly disabused of the desire to pronounce commentary.

Stiller Tag am Meer III, 1929

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Subject Surrealism: Additional Monographs by Terrance Lindall

Last week I announced the on-line publication of Terrnafe Lindall's monograph on the Brooklyn art scene, entitled Wiliamsburg Chronicles.

Today, I am happy to announce the on-line publications of two new monographs by Terrance Lindalll: The Epistemological Movement in Late-20th Century Art, The New International Surrealist Manifesto, and Notes from the Diary of Terrance Lindall.

Click HERE to read The Epistemological Movement in Late-20th Century Art.

Click HERE to read The New International Surrealist Manifesto.

Click HERE to read Notes from the Diary of Terrance Lindall.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Williamsburg Chronicles

A ripping tale of serendipity and high adventure in the creation of the Williamsburg Brooklyn artists' community circa 1996. War among the artists and war among space aliens... with a fantastic ending.

Updated weekly with new illustrations! Twenty-two episodes!
Click here to read the Williamsburg Chronicles.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"the universe might not make sense"

New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis

Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense

Read about it in Scientific American by clicking HERE.

Query: is it possible to make sense of a thesis that suggests that the universe does not make sense?