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ATG Quirkies: OULIPO: Literary Games Galore

Check out this review in Harper's of All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo, 1963–2018, edited by Ian Monk and Daniel Levin Becker. McSweeney’s. 374 pages. $32. It recounts the efforts of the Oulipo today's foremost practitioners of "literary games"....

ATG Quirkies: What 195 Billion Pixels Look Like

This post from the BGR website highlights a 195-gigapixel photo of Shanghai that is so huge you can zoom in from miles away and see people’s faces.   As technology reporter, Mike Wehner points out "smartphone cameras have gotten so good that we struggle to find a...

ATG Job Bank 12/31/18 – Publishing

  Executive Director, Technology & Digital Strategy (EDT) Public Library of Science (PLOS)San Francisco, CA "Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Executive Director, Technology and Digital Strategy (EDT) is a key member of PLOS’s executive team...

ATG Quirkies: Renaissance Friendship Books for Teens

Was the Alba amicorum the original Facebook for Renaissance teens? Well kind of - at least according to this post in the Guardian. Actually, the  alba amicorum were friendship books written by "Renaissance youngsters, especially German and Dutch ones. They "would go...

ATG Quirkies: The Ultimate Archive, Printed On Ceramic Plates

The Time Capsule That’s as Big as Human History by Michael Paterniti appears in GQ and tells the story of ceramicist Martin Kunze and his Memory of Mankind project. “It's a preservation project” meant to protect knowledge about “our present civilization from oblivion...

ATG Quirkies: The Secret Behind Nancy Drew

The Secret Syndicate behind Nancy Drew and the mystery of Carolyn Keene, the author who never existed. According to JSTOR Daily "the adventures of Nancy Drew, perhaps the best-known girl detective in children’s literature whose adventures spanned decades, was the...

ATG Job Bank: Librarians – 12/17/18

  Head of the Life & Health Sciences Division - Library University of California, Berkeley The Head of the Life & Health Sciences Division provides leadership for enhancing and evolving the collections, operations, and user-centered services across the...

ATG Quirkies: Cats and Books Go Together Like Tea and Scones

"Cats in Literature? It’s a Long Tail is a new exhibition at the British Library that explores how cats have inspired—and frightened—writers across the centuries.     "Cats reign supreme in the internet age, but humans’ fascination with fluffy felines is...

ATG Quirkies: Could this be your office of the future?

Evidently the office of the future has no desks or chairs, just a twisting maze of plinths - whatever they are. The idea is to free ourselves from the sedentary death trap of the desk and chair and create offices were we can "roam, perch, lie or even dangle, in any...

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