Bookishness: November 19, 2012

Quill and Quire visits the Bibliomat
The Monkey’s Paw’s new invention.

Is this even possible?
“Nostalgia cycles have become so short that we even try to inject the present moment with sentimentality, for example, by using certain digital filters to “pre-wash” photos with an aura of historicity. Nostalgia needs time. One cannot accelerate meaningful remembrance.” Christy Wampole on How to Live Without Irony.

With my mind on my MRI and my MRI on my mind

Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap.

Take Note

Interactive Exhibition: An Exploration of Note-Taking in Harvard University Collections.


Being (a little bit) neurotic lowers risk of chronic disease, apparently.

Speaking of anxiety

City Hall gets a zip line.