The Amazing Infinite Atlas Will Kind of Maybe Help You Understand Where…

So you finally finished Infinite Jest. Wait, you haven't? Well consider this an incentive1; the Infinite Atlas, with the help of Google Maps, will let you discover and explore the seemingly endless locales of the novel. » 9/07/12 12:20pm 9/07/12 12:20pm

Calamity Song: The Decemberists

So I finished Infinite Jest a few months ago, and as soon as I did, I came across the lovely video for The Decemberists' Calamity Song. Admittedly, I was a bit more drawn to the whole Eshaton thing than the song at first, but it's really started to grow on me, and I've been mumbling through the lyrics I can't… » 8/25/12 8:00pm 8/25/12 8:00pm

David Foster Wallace on Video Calling

Video calling may be a relatively new thing, but as Kottke points out, David Foster Wallace explored it in his epic novel Infinite Jest back in 1996. Here's why it failed in that book's world: » 6/08/10 4:20pm 6/08/10 4:20pm