Saturday, August 22, 2009

Alice and Auster: drawing circles around the Times

The NY Times has finally caught on the trend of walking (or jogging) in a path that would form an image from God's point of view. Why oh why must they omit mention of Paul Auster's City of Glass, which long ago originated the idea? None of the people mentioned in the article beat Alice to the punch -- before GPS was widely available, she followed Auster's characters' circuitous route through the Upper West Side, tracing a message no satellites could detect.

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