Thursday, July 24, 2008
- Fascinating: a new paper by Rabbi Mark Sameth posits that the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) is actually intended to be read in reverse, creating the sounds for both "he" and "she," suggesting the original meaning contains an androgynous concept of the divine. [read more at Just Call Me Chaviva]
- Now read this: Wordle is a cool Java based typography art generator that takes words from blocks of text, URLs, or del.icio.us tag clouds and creates a striking image (with variable colors, fonts, alignment, etc.) you can save or post to the Wordle gallery! Here's one created from the farkleberries post, "9/11 + 1." [via ha.ha.nu]
- I just heard a remarkable piece of experimental music - this clip by UK electronic artist Delia Derbyshire sounds strikingly like today's minimal IDM. However, the amazing thing is - it was created 40 years ago! [via Kottke]
- 112-year old Kevin Calloway of Alabama is still creating fascinating folk-art murals, and the World's Oldest Blogger, Olive Riley, passed away last week at the age of 108.
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