A lifelong fascination with natural forms and outer space is at the heart of Hunt’s sculptures and paintings.
We tend to forget that it was an artist, Nam June Paik, who coined the term “electronic superhighway.” It synthesizes some of the most intriguing aspects of how art, digital media, and language intersect in today’s global culture.
It starts, of course, with water. A bath for the newborn, a baptism for the blank canvas.
Pulitzer Prize–winner Rae Armantrout on her new book of poetry, Money Shot, and its dealings with value—in life, porn, and capitalism—through an email exchange with poet Ben Lerner.
“What would a purely physical kind of grace look like? It wouldn’t look like a ballet dancer’s grace.”
William Katavolos’s career as an avant-gardist spans 60 years, culminating in his ongoing research into aquatecture, or liquid architecture. Colleague Deborah Gans places his vision within the trajectory of architectural history.
Amy Myers grew up in a house of science. Physics was the currency of exchange.
Far from the magic realism of conventional Latin American narrative, Jorge Volpi’s novel In Search of Klingsor ( En busca de Klingsor; Seix Barral, 1999) relates a historical fiction set in the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and in postwar Germany under the Allied occupation.
Thomas Shannon’s floating world has a precision that can be paired with dreams. Using Earth’s gravity as mean point, a kind of beginning, Shannon guides inert materials such as aluminum and wood to release their weight.
A scientific comedy about helium, buoyancy, nuclear fusion, and lighter than air travel.