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Reads tagged with “remix”

The Father of Modern Meteorology Pays Homage to Jonathan Swift in a Scientific Verse, 1920
The Father of Modern Meteorology Pays Homage to Jonathan Swift in a Scientific Verse, 1920

Literature and science converge in a playful riff on a riff on a riff.

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The Art of Chance-Opportunism in Creativity and Scientific Discovery
The Art of Chance-Opportunism in Creativity and Scientific Discovery

“To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”

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All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain’s Magnificent Letter to Helen Keller About the Myth of Originality
All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain’s Magnificent Letter to Helen Keller About the Myth of Originality

“The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances — is plagiarism.”

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 3: New York
Book Spine Poetry vol. 3: New York

The charismatic chaos of the city, captured in book spines.

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 2: Get Smarter
Book Spine Poetry vol. 2: Get Smarter

“You are not so smart / thinking, fast and slow / this will make you smarter.”

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Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map
Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map

“‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”

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Henry Miller on Originality
Henry Miller on Originality

“And your way, is it really your way?”

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 4: Music
Book Spine Poetry vol. 4: Music

The essence of the universal language, distilled.

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If Darth Vader Actually Raised Luke Skywalker
If Darth Vader Actually Raised Luke Skywalker

“Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!”

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 1: The Future
Book Spine Poetry vol. 1: The Future

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