Interviews & Articles
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April 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm #119
My friend Jonathon Kyle Sturgeon conducted an interview with me about the website, which is now online at Flavorwire. It was a great chance to share some of the weird headspace I’ve been occupying while working on the website, and to talk about some of the more interesting responses it’s provoked. It’s also been mentioned on French Slate and Book Forum.
French people have been much more open to Permuda Triangle than anyone else. I knew it would find its audience eventually.May 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm #141
Thank’s to Kyle’s interview many more publications have taken an interest in the site. Their reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, and I’m very grateful to them for their encouraging words and thoughtful reflections. Here are a few I’ve come across:
Los Angeles Times: Borges’ ‘Library of Babel’ comes to virtual life
These articles date from before the library was updated to its present form. Originally the library contained only a million texts, but now contains about 293200.
May 5, 2015 at 3:16 am #179May 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm #253
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A few more journalists have done interviews with me about libraryofbabel.info. The resulting articles have been some of the most thoughtful that have come out about the site. Here’s a lovely one in The Independent and another in an Italian publication, La Stampa.
My thanks to Nick Clark and Pablo Lombo.
July 11, 2015 at 3:48 am #752
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Hello from Brazil. A science magazine from here published an article about the project. It’s in portuguese.
A ‘Biblioteca de Babel’, de Jorge Luis Borges, virou um projeto digitalJuly 12, 2015 at 12:27 am #753July 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm #831
I wrote an essay about Borges’ short story and how my reading of it has changed since working on the website. It was published in The Paris Review Daily: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/07/23/the-library-of-babel-as-seen-from-within/August 28, 2015 at 12:18 am #1092
There’ve been two interviews published recently in Spanish-language journals. I consider both to be some of the best to date. The first was conducted in English and translated:
And the second displays my faltering attempt to compose in Spanish myself:
I find that foreign publications have offered far more leeway than English-language ones to discuss philosophical and literary themes related to the project.October 8, 2015 at 1:36 am #2177October 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm #2370
How would one get into contact with the person who created this site to discuss something concerning this site in private?October 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm #2420
Hey Charles. I’m always happy to discuss – you can find my e-mail and a link to my twitter account on the about page.November 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm #3086December 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm #4964
John Pavlus wrote this lovely article about the design challenges posed by the library: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3054727/how-do-you-design-a-ux-for-infinity – it brings out some interesting aspects of the project that other articles haven’t.February 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm #6225
Luke Van Den Barselaar has written a lovely article describing his experiences searching and reading through the library: http://isismagazine.org.uk/2016/01/lost-in-the-library-of-babel/March 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm #6387
An interview has been published in French in Paris Match: http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Sciences/Il-a-cree-la-bibliotheque-infinie-925591
They also made a somewhat hilariously epic youtube video about the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tStqF_oMG8Q