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Poetics of science

It was not quite random selection, I suppose, but a communication landed in my inbox a couple of days ago, announcing a web site called Sputnik Observatory. By the time I opened its wonderful blog, my lungs were tired from all the ash form the Station Fire, and my head hurt. But Sputnik pumped a quick stream of cool air into the room. A cool, dry but lively place to rest my mind. And it reminded me of how I love concept-driven blogs as an information-art form. Think Undercover Black Man or Boing Boing. Its title line: "Sputnik Observatory for the Study of Contemporary Culture." The site's entries include subjects such as "Are We Building a Society Out of Tune?" and "Sound is a Bionutrient." Chicken Corner hopes Sputnik's authors will dig up research along the lines of: "Chicken Corner is a Geographical State Out of Mind."

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