I bought this book from Brüsel, (Bruxelles) in 2012 while engaged in a Research Lab at Ultima Vez.

The choreography of the page was eye opening.

Non-spoken communication has my vested interest, it feels more sacred, transportive. (and here it was in a book!)

I speak only english so far and still wonder, if I could grasp the sanskrit that pervades the design in the way graffiti reclaims utilitarian environs (from tilt slabs to blocks of text), the difference it may have made.

And the choreographic sensibility I missed due to my illiteracy.

Although, maybe having the tendency to confabulate between points of ignorance is the joy of working through (or constructing) non-explicit experience.

I got to practise compassion for lives that were not mine, see racism at play sans white people, and witness an industrial revolution outside of the “west”.

A book must enter your life at a very specific time to have profound impact. Sophie’s World was mind blowing to my 13 year old self, and unreadable to my 30 year old self ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oh well.

I got an Ereader for christmas. I’m torrenting books 📚 like they’re MP3s in the late 90’s. my friends who are studying forward me PDFs. Longer reading does something to time that i enjoy.

I quote what i’m reading almost daily in social media status updates ( @TheMattmosphere ).

The space between is one of my favourite things… and this book has plenty of (what seems like) that.

I found it sensual and evocative and transportive and exciting, in a word, I felt inspired.


Matt Cornell