Summer 2017


Leftovers / Up, Up, and Around

Joshua BauchnerThe impersonal pleasures of the paternoster elevator

Sentences / A History of the Lights and Shadows

Brian DillonLearning sympathy from George Eliot

Ingestion / Squirrels and Spiders

David B. GoldsteinA table set, a wild animal, and us, invisible

Inventory / Concrete Politics

Courtney Stephens and Pacho VelezThe fragmentary presence of the Berlin Wall in the United States


Language at the End of the World

Jacob MikanowskiThe undecipherable rongorongo script of Easter Island

Vision Quest

William GermanoBringing the eye chart into focus

Welcome to Armageddon!

Julian LucasA philosophy of “permadeath” in the multiuser dungeon

Onfim the Artist

Justin E. H. SmithThe birch bark drawings of a thirteenth-century Slavonic schoolboy

Against Gravity

Avinoam ShalemA vertical history of places and things

Political Overtures

Justin PatchPlaying to the crowd on the presidential campaign trail

The Nose

Noble Rot

Elaine AyersJoseph Arnold and the discovery of the corpse flower

Cinematic Airs

Christopher TurnerThe battle of the “smellies”

The Luminosity of the Nose

D. Graham BurnettEdward Lear’s Dong and the limits of critical rationality


Postcard / Bulb, Olfactory

Bookmark / Pinocchio’s Breaking Point

Kiosk / Summer 2017