Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Patrick Jones on Ecological Form

One of the more recent commenters on this blog, Patrick Jones, has a very good essay in a recent issue of Angelaki (2010). It puts its typographical money where its mouth is, that's for sure. As a big fan of form I couldn't help liking it immediately. Here's a snippet—forgive the brevity but I think it captures the essence of the thesis (sorry for the smallness, click for a bigger image):

That's the ticket. “Slow text”: I've been pushing for “slow reading” for quite a while now. I've been advocating for this kind of passion about form for ages. I hope we can meet when I come to Melbourne. He also has a very good looking series of blogs, perhaps the most relevant to mention here being Permapoesis.

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