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“…a thus-far undeciphered alphabetic writing … The sixth chapter… shows examples of plant life and tools (such as pens and wrenches) grafted directly into the human body” [wikipedia]

“The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written in the 15th or 16th century and comprising about 240 vellum pages,[1] most with illustrations. The author, script, and language remain unknown: …. the word entropy (about 10 bits per word) is similar to that of English or Latin texts.”

“You put a record on, and it’s like all the edges disappear. You’re in a psychological space. You don’t sit there thinking about the music, you’re listening to the music. You’re inside that space that the music’s making for you.” Jim Lambie @ SMFA, Boston

I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results.