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That a circle can’t be squared was proven in 1872. That gave rise to the metaphor of ‘squaring the circle’ to describe the impossible. You’ll recall that 22/7 aka π is transcendental and irrational; it’s a number that neither ends nor repeats. Forgetting their maths, media and politicians often talk of squaring circles when discussing crises, crises that never end but do repeat.[Read more…] about Rounded
Water shapes us.[Read more…] about Watershapes
Some say that See/Saw is an illuminating history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. Geoff Dyer certainly inspired me and my collaborator.
All images © Simon Robinson 2022 if not earlier.
I wasn’t sure how to attribute credit for the pictures that ‘seeded’ those selected for my chapbook. The author had used appropriately credited versions in his book but I failed to contact the author through the publisher. So I created this gallery explaining the relevance to me of the pictures selected for this month’s edition. I included some links (click LOCATOR) to sites where the digital versions of the ‘seeding’ images can be seen as presented by the rights’ owners.
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I was rereading Geoff Dyer’s fascinating essay collection See/Saw when its subtitle stimulated a question. Which of these images would a computer like if it was ‘Looking at Photographs’? My computer is already involved in photo management, development and chapbook layout so why not have it make the selections for once? And so I ‘invited’ my desktop computer to collaborate for this edition.[Read more…] about Machine Driven
I have lots of ideas for chapbooks that I’d like to publish in 2023. But I need subscriptions to break even. Sorry but there it is.[Read more…] about 2023 Subscriptions