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Mark Leahy reviews Peter Jaeger’s Midamble at Stride

22 Feb

Midamble is a walking book, not a book of guided walks, and not a book that discusses techniques or training for walking, but a walking book nonetheless. 

After Billy Mills’ review (see below) another thorough review, with many more angles covered.

Read more here – http://stridemagazine.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-walking-book.html

Nathan Walker – Action Score Generator out ten days from now

27 Jan

Over the next ten days if p then q will be running some preview event scores from Nathan Walker’s fabulous  Action Score Generator. This is a print version of the Action Score Generator website and is published by if p then q in early February 2015. It also features a gorgeous essay by Mark Leahy.

Here’s what the preface says:

The Action Score Generator is a website that runs a JavaScript code and is available at www.nathan-walker.co.uk/actionscoregenerator. The code produces a text of six words in length for six seconds. Every six seconds the six word text is replaced by another six word text and so on and so, the six word texts disappear.

If you want to enact the instructions, interpret the score, perform it or even imagine performing it, then six seconds might not be long enough.

If you want to read the texts aloud as poems or even read them silently in your head, then six seconds might not be long enough.

The Action Score Generator is short and fast but sometimes short and fast might not be long enough.

The print version is a six-minute performance by a machine writing ten six second texts every minute using only six words at a time. They are ordered as they were produced and remain unedited.