Curiosity and the Joy of Index

Chris Lott, The Baffler, Dec 11, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I once wrote a two-line poem to the effect that I realized how much I love to sort my stuff. This article reminds me of that poem (which is otherwise forgettable). Chris Lott writes, "James Delbourgo’s essay The Triumph of the Strange is a clever and fascinating rumination on the concept and politics of curiosity in history and art." It is all that, but it ends with the growing disparity between the capacity to know and the need to know.

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