It has been some time since I did my WLASze (Weekend Links on Arts, Sciences and zero economics) last. The reason being somewhat strange state of mind as of late: less calm, less retrospection, more rushed work… the usual.
Here are couple interesting links that I cam across this week.
Via @PandaPolitics : http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/11/29/accurat-modern-library/ a complicated, but deadly cool info graphic mapping "a visual taxonomy of lives and literary greatness" of 20th Century 75 big-name writers. It is complex, it is poorly organised (not searchable, non-alphabetic ordering, etc) and it is academist, rather than visual, but it is wonderfully rich and worth exploring.
Another link is courtesy of the RedOrbit.com:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113179065/distant-galaxy-trio-supermassive-black-holes-062614/ covering the story of a trio of Supermassive Black Holes discovered in a distant Galaxy.
And from the world of art: my favourite installation artists, duo of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov installation "The Strange City" at The Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris. Review via http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/review-of-the-strange-city-ilya-and-emilia-kabakov-at-the-monumenta-grand-palais-paris/
The site for the project is here: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/monumenta-2014-ilya-emilia-kabakov
A shot from the recent WLASze past: http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2013/07/2772013-wlasze-part-2-weekend-links-on.html is a new installation Transarquitetonica by Henrique Oliveira an ambitious-beyond-ambition installation in Oliveira's traditional key
You can see a more comprehensive gallery here: http://wordlesstech.com/2014/06/03/transarquitetonica-henrique-oliveira/
Finally, Manifesta 10 Biennial is opening up today in St. Petersburg and is worth following for any reports: http://manifesta.org/biennials/manifesta10/