Nick Cave: Mercy on Me!
Musician, novelist, score composer and occasional actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output has always demonstrated an extraordinary gift for storytelling.
There’s a new behemoth in the ongoing search for ever-larger prime numbers — and it’s nearly 25 million digits long.
A prime is a number that can be divided only by two whole numbers: itself and 1. The newly discovered number is what’s known as a Mersenne prime, named for a French monk named Marin Mersenne who studied primes some 350 years ago.
Everything you’ve ever said and everything you ever will say was already written in The Library of Babel.
The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and it may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish-Samogitian book dealer who purchased it in 1912.
Dead Wax (is) the area on vinyl records between the last track on the record and the label, varies greatly from one record company to the other, regarding value as well as quantity of useful information. The dead wax data on the products of smaller labels are often written manually, i.e. by hand.
“Dødedans” (death dance) is an artwork made exclusively in 66 editions.
The release is made in collaboration between the musician and the sculptor
The cover artwork part is a three kilo heavy LP artwork cover of aluminum,
The musical artwork part presents clarinet and saxophone improvisations, cut on a transparent vinyl wich is laid inside the heavy cover in a milled recess
Codex Seraphinianus, originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during 30 months from 1976 to 1978
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long,” answered the Mexican.
“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.