Sun May 9, 2010

Alex Golub, an anthropologist who’s blogged for a long time, is running a series of personal associations with Library of Congress call letters, which is a truly great idea for a series of posts. He’s starting each one with a color association, and I don’t know if that synaesthetic twist came from the Rimbaud sonnet or just memories of book covers, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

I’ve read Golub’s blog since I was a graduate student myself, and he used to write amusing pieces about computer games. One bit in particular was about how he imagined the in-game status updates of some type of 4X’er being read in Joe Pantoliano’s voice. (I’m a bit surprised he didn’t remember M is for music, though.)