There’s no Sunday Papers this week as RPS continues to sleep off its Christmas dinner, so here’s a Pipwick Papers from the Supporter program archives.
Last week I finally took a holiday and it was glorious. I went to see a bunch of cool art exhibitions and projects as well as finally catching up on some sleep. This edition of the Pipwick Papers is going to be a smattering of the things I read and saw while pottering about – there’s a lot of art!
There’s this storymap of the Chagall Window at the United Nations headquarters in Stockholm. It’s a stained glass work dedicated to peace which acts also acts as a memorial. I’d say the map doesn’t really move you around the window much (that will make more sense once you’ve clicked the link) and it doesn’t really talk much about the specific motifs and so on but I liked the idea even if the execution was a little odd.
The Finding Dory trailer also came out but I’m a bit… meh about it all. Dory was a decent enough sidekick but I don’t relish the idea of spending a whole film focusing in on her:
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Meeri Kim has written about Cotard’s syndrome for the Washington Post. The illness makes the sufferer think that he or she is dead. The explanation put forward in the article relates to a lack of emotional response to stimuli which previously provoked a reaction. It’s such a peculiar and horrible thing but some of the explanations and cases in the article are fascinating.
Finally, Benedict Evans has a piece called “Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs“. The headline makes posting it here seem provocative but actually I liked it as an exploration of what “mobile” actually means.
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