Cory Doctorow at 8:19 pm Wed, Apr 11, 2012
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"Home," an installation at NYC's MagnanMetz Gallery by Colombian artist Miler Lagos is a stable igloo made of carefully stacked books.
HOME. 2011. . New York - EE.UU (via Colossal)
Mmmm I bet it smells really nice in there.
seems a useful thing to do with books, considering that the paper book is dead.
all right Dr. Spengler
I blame myself
I would want to touch it , but it looks like it would all fall. Maybe it’s glued.
The technique is very similar to dry stone walling so if constructed properly it won’t fall. Here in the Cotswolds a lot of walls are several hundred years old and there are tombs from neolithic times.
doesn’t look very useful if you want to read your books?
is that a question?
Like Don’t Break the Ice or Jenga, if you remove it right, you can read a book, then put it back.
There’s nothing worse than leaving your books lying all piled up in piles all over the house.
Or so I’m told.
Looks like a good start for a Ludovician shelter, but Miler should really add a Dictaphone loop for extra security.
And I thought I was the only person who’s memory was intact enough to remember that.
Based on this, I guess we can build a mansion.
I’d read my Kindle in there.
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