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Electric Sheep and the ASCII Matrix

Paying homage to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, via collective screensaver morphology over at electricsheep.org. A virtual gallery of visually inspiring graphics generated via system of networked computers. Update: apparently the electricsheep.org site went down and then was sold to some other company, so link removed. ASCII Matrix Also check out this sweet ASCII rendition of the “bullet-dodging” scene from The Matrix. Old-school effects in the house :) Read more »

Getting into It

Several months since it began, the Perishable Press is finally being fleshed out with posts, feeds, and images. Now that the site is (95%) built, we are experiencing the joys of blogging, tweaking, and fine-tuning details. So if the site looks good but seems a little short on content, just give us time — there is much planned for the future. I am grateful for this website, and look forward to using it to its fullest potential. Read more »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 1

A Hemingway scene1 written in the style of Borges: I noticed the labyrinth of trees on my left, it appeared as a mysterious maze. I watched as the infinite trees erased the endless fields, and marveled at the ancient, unearthed bonsai tree. I imagined the raging storm that had ripped it from the ground, forcing it back into the bamboo grove. I thought about how its roots were now swirling with dirt, each tiny rock a microcosm of solar systems, as conceived by Hung Pham Lu, the great astronomer. I stared blankly as my mind wandered, transforming the multitude of […] Read more »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 2

A Borges1 scene written in the style of Hemingway: Nick looked for his explanation. He reached into his pack and easily remembered. It felt good. Nick knew the answer. It is not complete. It is not untrue. The answer looked like a big picture of everything, just like Jenkins had said. Nick remembered Jenkins. It had been a long time since he had seen him. Jenkins was not like Bill and John. They said the answer was plain and ordinary. They said the answer was ordinary time. Nick didn’t believe them. He believed Jenkins. Jenkins believed in plenty of different […] Read more »

Pink Floyd Discography

Pink Floyd 2005 Reunion In celebration of the 2005 Reunion, please look back your note: Pink Floyd: Roger Waters David Gilmour Nick Mason Richard Wright Pink Floyd Discography 05/1967 – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Psychedelic soundscapes and lyrical insanity. 06/1968 – A Saucerful of Secrets Experimental psychedelica and more lyrical insanity. 07/1969 – More (Film Score) Intense and contemplative film score. 10/1969 – Ummagumma (2-Disc Set) Electric, flowing live disc and experimental, explorative studio disc. 01/1970 – Zabriskie Point (Film Score) Diverse collection of absolute Floyd treasures. 10/1970 – Atom Heart Mother Orchestrated psychedelica and thematic experimental […] Read more »

Praise and Criticism

Subject: praise & criticism Message: Hello Google, i have been using the google homepage (google.com) as my personal internet start page for several years now. i have emailed before with praise for the page’s very simple & elegant design asthetics. however, i am occasionally annoyed with the periodic advertising frequenting the page. For example, today i discovered the return of the pesky “google toolbar” advertisement. yuck. (strictly speaking of the start page) i realize that i am scrutinizing a bit here, but i find it necessary to voice my humble opinion concerning one of the few products actually worthy of […] Read more »

Medical School Rejection Letters

After five years of college, a B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in mathematics, minor in chemistry, a President’s medal, excellent grades, endless hours studying and learning, many more hours applying to various medical schools, and of course thousands of dollars spent on tuition, books, et al, the hard work finally paid off. Harvard Medical School Rejection Letter University of Washington Medical School Rejection Letter In retrospect, I am glad I didn’t get in. Read more »

Monsters of Rock

Spokane, Washington — Wednesday, July 20th, 1988 Shouts out to John E. for the ancient newspaper chunks. 30,000 headbangers converge on Joe Albi Stadium… Nothing beats skipping school to see Metallica, et al… Update! – Due to high demand, we have scanned, edited, uploaded, and posted the entire "Monsters of Rock" article and all associated pictures. The contents of this article originally appeared in the Spokesman Review on Thursday, July 21st, 1988. Way back when newspapers cost a whole quarter. Monsters of Rock (page 1/4) | [ 430K ] Monsters of Rock (page 2/4) | [ 1.4M ] Monsters of […] Read more »

Timeline Proper

The new Timeline category here at Perishable Press will consist of articles that recall various events from the distant and not-so-distant past. These posts are by no means comprehensive or even 100% accurate, but rather reflect the recalled essence of whatever memory is represented therein. Further, these articles will be posted sporadically and in no immediately obviously order, depending on whatever reflection happens to be preoccupying us at the moment. Plus, we tend to romanticize events somewhat, so leave if you just can’t stand it. Names have been encrypted to protect the innocent. Read more »

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