In my perambulations
from the Embodiment Project
around the web last night, came across
- Michael D. C. Drout’s blog Anglo-Saxon Aloud and his marvelous recordings of the Psalms of the Paris Psalter. Unfortunately he writes that he doesn’t “have the right kind of voice for singing these” and will record the remaining Psalms as spoken rather than sung. I am in no position to know what sort of voice one needs for the task, but I do enjoy the haunting sound of Drout’s recordings and hope he leaves them up even after he completes his spoken recordings.
- a key to where the bodies are buried in London (via Cronaca). Wish I’d had this this past May.
- Matt is getting interested in production values.
- The Metropolis on Trial, website for the recent conference of the same name which was organized “to mark the launch of the complete online Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Central Criminal Court from 1674 to 1913.” Janice Liedl reports about her teleconferenced participation. Hope more will be posted online.
- The Embodiment Project: “a unique show presented by a collective of local women that celebrates those who dare to step outside the confines society sets upon them.” Specifically, they made plaster casts of their torsos, a technique about which Twisty Faster has her doubts. I don’t know, though: I mean, it’s like breast-feeding in public. Sure there will be fetishists out there who may eroticize it, but should that keep your baby hungry and you under wraps? Perhaps I’m showing my <cough>second wave</cough> age here.
- Virginia Heffernan writes about the intricacies of referring to text-speak in more formal writing (i.e. grocery lists and above) in The New York Times Magazine, and Jerz responds.
- More proof that an unblogged life is not worth living, at Easily Distracted.
- A beautiful homepage.
- Steampunk: not just in books anymore.
- Oh good gravy, I just bought this. And it’s really good. Thanks, Janice.
- Loose clothes: not just for the zaftig. (via)
- A bookish meme at To Delight and to Instruct.