Pripyat, by Marina Herlop:
It’s sprinkling outside and I made my way to 85 Quay. I’m reflecting on the journey, as always.
“Heaven in the every day.”
Two days ago, I was granted the chance to check out AmericaOS , a new project by dear friend Keaton Ventura . Using America, I set out in a black sport utility vehicle and began my journey starting off in the middle of Kansas and making my way out eastward.
I was only able to catch a sliver of the experience, having run the simulation on a desktop computer with no speakers attached. There’s a local radio I could have tuned into, a radio I could have connected to others with.
The view from my vehicle’s dashboard mirrors a little bit of the weather I’m experiencing currently:
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Today I met with Gordon Brander for lunch and talked a little bit about each of our respective lines of work, areas of research, realms of exploration. Like always, it was a great moment putting a physical face to a digital effusion. Mapping self to self, the limb to the published.
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This line of thinking gets me thinking about the literary Tlon: A fairy-tail land, a subsumed space that somehow spills out and slowly begins to fill out the cracks in this world, and quickly begins to cover the surfaces of the world.