scryberspace: Anime Battles The Elements The recitation from three Japanese schoolgirls giggling about boys is of course a caricature from a satirical operetta and exactly the cartoon it was meant to be, although girls giggling over boys will probably be relevant for as long as there are teenagers. In the late 20th / early 21st century we have literalized the metaphor with anime, in which even...
scryberspace: Vanitas, featuring hums, glows, and memento mori. Fluorescence’s name and mechanism were defined by Sir George Gabriel Stokes in the mid-19th century (yes, that’s our friend Stokes of fluid dynamics fame). But the phenomenon itself had been defined much earlier at least by Athanasius Kircher, and possibly thousands of years earlier in ancient China, as a property not only of...
scryberspace: “Angels and Bits,” featuring Fred Astaire, telegraphs, telephones, and the world wide interwebs. John Dee thinks of calligraphy as the record of the hand’s movement. And as the stroke is the record of the hand, so the dance is the record of the body. These gestures are less about communication itself, and more about conducting it with flair. Your questions concern both embodiment...
Divergent English town pronunciations
and Worcester! - Wisstah lazenby: Featherstonehaugh - Fanshaw Cholmondeley - Chumly Berkeley - Barkly Mainwaring - Mannering Belvoir - Beaver Trottiscliffe - Trozli