A (pen)grin, possibly with a cat

Blog stuff and film stuff, today.

It remains to be seen if it is actually Alice-related, but the Penguin books blog (http://thepenguinblog.typepad.com/the_penguin_blog/2008/02/non-linear.html) hints that that they will “soon be embarking on a experiment in storytelling.” The question as yet unanswered is “What has a grin and six tales?” To see a lovely picture of a six-tailed Cheshire Cat and to be notified when more information is released in March (though isn’t it March already?), visit http://pengrin.co.uk/.

According to science fiction author Rudy Rucker’s blog entry of February 6 (www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2008/02/06/carrollian-syllogisms/) [Yes, I know it’s a month old, I’m still catching up], he is contributing an interview for an upcoming volume of articles entitled The Spaces of Wonderland. He also includes some silly syllogisms inspired by Carroll, a nice link to the LCSNA website, photos of Moffett Field (Sunnyvale, CA), and a sketch of a “beanstalk bridge to infinity” featured in his upcoming novel.

Here is a short but pointed animation of a Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Owl and the Panther,” by animator and video artist Nick Fox-Gieg:

From LCS member George Wallace is another short film made with his students: “We read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and then did the filming out in the countryside of Nagano last September. It is hardly Orson Welles but I thought perhaps you might be interested to see some Japanese university students’ interpretation of the Carroll story.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfq6Q7LianI


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