Today marks the fifth anniversary of The Hyperarchival Parallax: Making Eschatological Anxiety Fun for 4000 Years. Somehow I have been at this for five years! I started from a relatively modest place, where I really didn’t have a coherent idea of what I was doing, why I was doing it, or how I would proceed. Since that first strange post, this blog has become, over these five long years, years in which much has happened to me as a scholar and writer, something much, much more (or at least I would like to think). I thank you for continuing to read and frequent my site. This year I have gotten more “followers” than in the previous four combined. I hope this is an indication that people like what I do here. I’m going to continue. And for at least another five years I hope to continue to map the intersections between disaster and archives. And as I will (hopefully) complete my current project on such things in the next year or so, I look forward to being able to also take this blog in other directions, perhaps even one day inviting others to contribute, turning it into something maybe a bit more ambitious.
But for now, this is also to acknowledge that I have been shirking my duties. I have been quite busy with professional matters, working on essays, writing conference papers, and most of all teaching 3 enjoyable, if time-consuming classes. (Here’s the blog to one that is just wrapping up.) So I haven’t had much time to post new content recently, and have not even posted many links. I will hope to rectify this in the coming weeks, as a major amount of work is now in my rear-view mirror. I will empty out my backlog of links (that is sitting dormant in a folder on my browser). In the coming weeks I will post a recent conference paper that I’ve been threatening to put up but haven’t yet (my discussion of The Manhattan Projects [2012- ]). And I hope to be putting up considerably more original content in the coming year.
So thank you again for reading. And here’s to five more years of The Hyperarchival Parallax.