“Peculiar Popularities” attracted a nice large audience. Thanks to all of you who came out; more Ullage Group events are in preparation. For those who missed it: Lisa Hirschfield covered the early history of X-Rays in popular culture, with plenty of pictures and early films; Doug Skinner talked about slang, artificial languages, and other fleeting linguistic flare-ups, with musical examples of Solrésol and Esperanto; Anthony Matt covered pre-cinema spectacles, concluding by demonstrating the early technique of back-projecting spooky slides on billowing fabric.
My Black Scat chapbook, Captain Cap Volume 1, translated from Alphonse Allais, received a nice review over at Leonardo. I guess that’s just another incentive to buy the little rascal. Volume 2 is almost done; it’s slated for April Fool’s Day. Mark your calendars!
(Posted by Doug Skinner)