Archive for April, 2011

By the Dry Rod F the Water is Depressed (Coition)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Rods in a water basin attract or repulse water. When the rod has a wet end, it attracts water, when the rod is dry,  it repulses water. Here rod F is dry and depresses the water nearby. [ZB Magnet 2] William Gilbert, De Magnete (London: Petrus Short, 1600), Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Alte Drucke und Rara, XVI.28, p. 58.

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Sampurna Chattarji:The Art of Measuring Deviance

Monday, April 4th, 2011

At noon your shadow
is a slow falling object
coinciding exactly
with my thirst for ink.
In the web of your fingers
a miniature giraffe
nestles, abhorrent
in its fraudulent cuteness.
Lap dog, lap giraffe,
how many degrees of deviance
will make me prove my love?

Sampurna Chattarji

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Mercury: A Magnetic Planet

Friday, April 1st, 2011

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Bodies Tend To Come Together (Coition)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The rod C, that dips a little into the water, will attract the rod EF (floated by the cork H; the wetted end F sticks out of the water), provided that C is wetted a little above the water surface. [ZB Magnet 2] William Gilbert, De Magnete (London: Petrus Short, 1600), Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Alte Drucke und Rara, XVI.28, p. 57.

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