The Invention of Hugo Cabret


I love this book, which I just read out loud to my son. Paris, train stations, automatons, and the early magic of cinema. How can you go wrong?

This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you.

(from the website for the book)

And this collection from the Getty:

Devices of Wonder

Visionary Landscapes > ELO

ELO = Electronic Literature Organization
The Electronic Literature Organization 2008 conference will be held May 29 – June 1 2008, in Vancouver, Washington, USA (not to be confused with Vancouver, British Columiba, Canada).

VISIONARY LANDSCAPES :: Conference Presenters

Rob Wittig will be presenting and I’ll be attending workshops and lectures on digital media art and literature.

the elo logo was designed by Rick Valicenti

New Twist on Body Art

Yale Senior’s ‘Abortion Art’ Whips Up Debate, Protests –

“The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body,�? Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said in a written statement e-mailed to the News this afternoon.