Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Talk Amongst Your Shelves"

Thanks to hurricane Ike I have not had power until very recently. Here is the promised post that I told you was coming.

When reading isn't enough - why not arrange your books to tell their own story?

"The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings."

You can now view other people's sortings here on Flickr.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sorry It Happened Again

I swear I'm not dead.

My computer was fried due to landlord-related negligence involving my electricity.

Stay tuned- I have a post planned.