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Artisanal Data: Small, Fragmented, Human


Stefanie Posavec: First Chapters

I’ve been unable to find First Chapters in Posavec’s online portfolio, (which is still full of great stuff everyone should check out), but it is available in other writeups. Jim Vallandingham has also created a d3 version.

Laurie Frick: Nightly Sleep Analyzed

Nightly Sleep Analyzed is among the many quantified self–inflected artist Frick has done.

Lam Thuy Vo: Quantified Breakup

Follow the further adventures of the artist on Tumblr. Or read an interview on fill in interview location.

Me: Dot

Listen to Dot yourself. Or keep up with me on Twitter to see further additions and announcements of upcoming shows.


Literary Theory, Jonathan Culler

A short summary of the whys, wherefores, and hows of literary theory around the turn of the 21st century. A great way to dip your toe in.

Literary Fiction: The Ways We Read Narrative Literature, Geir Farner

A recently published work that takes up where Jonathan Culler finished.

Illuminations, Walter Benjamin

A collection of the theorist’s greatest essays. “Task of the Translator” offers a way to look at the nearly mystical heart of language that works as a metaphor for the way in which fragments work together to sumon a whole.

Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin

Fragments in practice. Benjamin’s master work.

S/Z, Roland Barthes

In this essay, Barthes takes up a story by Balzac in order to investigate the many levels of meaning-construction that occur in a work of literature. Mythologies is also recommended.