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Nearly Infinite Geographic Jest – A David Foster Wallace Reference
|| 9/14/2008 || 11:48 pm || Comments Off on Nearly Infinite Geographic Jest – A David Foster Wallace Reference || ||

The title of this entry comes from note #6 of the Geocolonial Slots, an interactive game I created in March of last year. The specific note is a subtle reference to the massive literary tome by David Foster Wallace called Infinite Jest and to the fact that my little game can produce are over 2 million different visual combinations (hence nearly infinite).

Today I found out that David Foster Wallace committed suicide and felt it would be apt to repost this reference to his novel. Below are some of my favorite writings of his that I’ve found on-line as well as some video interviews with David Foster Wallace:

1) The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub – Written for Rolling Stone Magazine and details his trip with the McCain presidential campaign in 2000.
2) The View from Mrs. Thompson’s – Written for Rolling Stone Magazine and details his 9/11 experience in small-town Illinois.
3) Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address – May 21, 2005
4) Just Asking – Featured in the Atlantic’s issue on the Future of the American Idea.
5) Harpers Magazine anthology of his writing that appeared in their magazine



Artists on the Cutting Edge – The Perspective of David Foster Wallace


Harper’s Magazine 150th Anniversary: David Foster Wallace – 5/25/00

A brief excerpt from CONSIDER THE LOBSTER


Le Conversazioni 2006 – David Foster Wallace on Failure


Le Conversazioni 2006 – David Foster Wallace on Inspiration


Le Conversazioni 2006 – David Foster Wallace on Generation


Le Conversazioni 2006 – David Foster Wallace on Language


David Foster Wallace on the Charlie Rose Show [starts at 23:15]



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