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TwainBot: classical literature meets digital media

I’m excited to share with you all the public release of a new project I’ve been working on: Mock Twain!    About a month ago I came up with the idea to tweet an entire book, and immediately using Twain as a source sprang to mind! It’s a simple enough idea, mixing a new-world digital medium with old-world art/content. […]

THIS IS WATER

David Foster Wallace took his own life. He chose that. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one […]

The Use of a Book

Books are useful when you have to hold open a door, when you need to press flowers, or when you just need to prop something up. But does literature always have to be useful? Fiction’s lack of practical usefulness is what gives it its special freedom. When Auden wrote that “poetry makes nothing happen,” he […]