October 4: Intellectual Furnishings + Containers




Paul Otlet

Vannevar Bush



Terry Belanger, Lunacy and the Arrangement of Books (New York: Oak Knoll Press, 2003); Melanie Feinberg, “Information System Design for Communication: The Use of Genre as a Design Element” [unpublished manuscript; on Prelinger & Warburg libraries]; Nina Katchadourian, “Sorted Books Project”; Alberto Manguel, “The Library as Order” The Library at Night (Toronto Knopf Canada, 2006): 36-63; Shannon Mattern, “Cabinet Logic,” IKKM Talk, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany (January 20, 2016); Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, “Every Shot, Every Episode”; Henry Petroski, The Book on the Bookshelf (New York: Vintage, 1999); Storage Techniques for Art, Science and HistoryNader Vossoughian, “Collecting Paper: Die Brücke, the Bourgeois Interior, and the Architecture of Knowledge” In Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque, Ed. Raymond W. Boyd (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2014): 169-80.

ON MEMORY THEATERS, WUNDERKAMMER, STUDIOLI: Robert Kirkbride, Architecture and Memory: The Reanissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro [interactive]; Shannon Mattern, “500 Years of Wunderkammern from Cabinets to the Cloud,” Words in Space (January 31, 213); Museum of Modern Art, “Wunderkammern: A Century of Curiosities,” July 30 – November 10, 2008; see also the work of Hannelore Baron, Jason Rhodes, Sarah Sze.

OTLET: W. Boyd Rayward, “The Case of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Science, Internationalist, visionary: Reflections on Biography” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 23:3 (September 1991): 135-45; Molly Springfield, “Inside the Mundaneum,” Triple Canopy (2010); Charles van den Heuvel, “Mundaneum” Volume 15 “Destination Library” (2008): 48-53; Alex Wright, Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Brith of the Information Age (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014); Alex Wright, “The Forgotten Forefather,” Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008): 184-92; Alex Wright, “The Web Time ForgotNew York Times (June 17, 2008);

BUSH: Vannevar Bush, “Memex Revisited” (1967) Reprinted in Wendy Hui Kyong Chun & Thomas Keenan, Eds., New Media Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (New York: Routledge, 2006): 85-95; J. C. R. Licklider, Libraries of the Future (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1965); Alex Wright, “Memex Redux,” Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008): 192-203.

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