Guestblogger: Cosma Shalizi

by Henry on July 24, 2006

Cosma Shalizi is joining us as a guestblogger for a week. I suspect that most CT readers will already know his “blog”:http://www.cscs.umich.edu/%7Ecrshalizi/weblog/ and/or his “notebooks”:http://www.cscs.umich.edu/%7Ecrshalizi/notebooks/. Kieran once expressed the wish that he could “upload”:https://crookedtimber.org/2005/06/07/summer-vertigo/ part of Cosma’s brain; while Cosma describes himself as a “philistine physicist who gave up on Gravity’s Rainbow after three tries,” he’s frighteningly well versed in social sciences, philosophy, history and pretty well any other subject you might care to name. He’s also one of the people responsible for the exploding butterfly map of voting patterns in the 2004 Presidential election. Over to Cosma.

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François/phnk 07.24.06 at 9:43 am

Yaaaaaaaaaaay! (A useless comment from a long-time Cosma fan.)

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abb1 07.24.06 at 11:15 am

I love the map, it’s a work of art.

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Richard 07.24.06 at 1:23 pm

I wish I’d given up on Gravity’s Rainbow.

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Backword Dave 07.24.06 at 2:15 pm

I gave up on Gravity’s Rainbow. I’ve regretted that, too.

When I saw the picture, I thought we were in for more artworks by the Waring/Holbo brood.

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Nick 07.24.06 at 5:08 pm

Gravity’s Rainbow’s well worth another try . . .

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Sporty 07.25.06 at 12:53 pm

It’s a fish!

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shane h 07.26.06 at 4:14 am

For anyone who was wondering what that exploding butterfly actually means, here is the map team’s own page with all the details.

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