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Jorge Borges

Tales from the Library of Babel: Part II

I have not, until now experienced true horror within the Library, the Library of all Libraries. That is unless the general loneliness of my long yet finite journey can be described as mere horror in itself. The books appear to… Continue Reading →

Proposition (X)

We can never own the new digital spaces that are springing up around us, we can only inhabit them. Like the spaces that we ‘physically’ move through; the rooms of our home, the countryside, and the city – we have… Continue Reading →

Tales from the Library of Babel: Part I

I cannot adequately describe my loneliness and isolation: For months now I have been wandering the stairways of the Library alone. I remember years ago I could barely pass from one gallery to another, without meeting a colleague who would… Continue Reading →

Which Came First?

I have no way of knowing whether the events that I am about to narrate are effects or causes. – Jorge Luis Borges

Maybe Everything’s Real

Reality is not always probable, or likely. – Jorge Luis Borges

Borges’s Mind

The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream. – Jorge Luis Borges

The eLibrary of Babel (after Jorge Borges)

The universe (which others call the eLibrary) is composed of a single hexagonal gallery. In the centre of the gallery is a ventilation shaft that extends for an unseen but finite distance and is bounded by a low railing. If… Continue Reading →

Burn All Reading Machines!

The Benefactor has spoken! People of One State rejoice! A new edict! Burn all Reading Machines without delay! Consign them to the flames! I, C772 have a new purpose and rise with vigour. The light of a new day streams… Continue Reading →

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