A few months ago I reported about how William Beutler was photographing locations around Boston that appear in Infinite Jest. I don’t know why I haven’t yet linked to his next project, Infinite Atlas, but its pretty amazing, mapping every single geographic location mentioned in the novel. Cool. And a map of ONAN and “Territorially Reconfigured North America”:
William Beutler just informed me about a really interesting project he has recently begun. Infinite Boston is a tumblr blog that will present photographs from approximately 50 locations around Boston that are referred to in DFW’s Infinite Jest. Now, if someone could do that for Tucson . . . (where I grew up and went to school. . .). A couple samples:
Revisiting DFW’s Infinite Jest a bit today, I re-stumbled across these fantastic pics that imagine some images from the novel. From Poor Yorick Entertainment:
Thanks again to Dave Keaton for telling me about this awesome Decemberists, Infinite-Jest-inspired-video for “Calamity Song.” Escaton is alive and kicking. There’s also a NY Times article on it here. Watch it.
It makes total sense that some of the work being done in AI right now is in the realm of video games–i.e. a computer teaching itself English to win at Civilization.
One of my favorite posthuman-SF writers, Charles Stross, on why the singularity won’t happen.
On how X-Men: First Class misreads the historical archive.
How China is making prisoners do what millions of other people do voluntarily: play World of Warcraft.
And from Poor Yorick Entertainment, a front page for Infinite Jest and a great tourism poster for my good ole hometown, Tucson:
So I found the following below at The Howling Fantods. I guess a bunch of people have been engaged in creating the films Himself made in Infinite Jest (985-93, n. 24). This is probably the first post among many, and clearly there are some things to be said about making a film from an imagined archive in a novel that is already highly archival (recursive feedback loops. . . go!).