Body as text

by Henry Farrell on October 24, 2003

Via the ever wonderful “BoingBoing”: this interesting, if very, very weird “project”: in which Shelley Jackson invites a couple of thousand people to each have a single word tattooed on their body; the words, when put together, will form a short story that will not be available in any other medium. Jackson is responsible, among other things, for a fine (if rather _visceral_) collection of short stories, _The Melancholy of Anatomy_, as well as for the “cover”: of Kelly Link’s