Friday, November 21, 2008

The Nietzsche Family Circus

I'm in the planning stages of a new personal website, one that pairs photographs (mostly mine) with words (mostly Walter Benjamin's), primarily as a way to get me to think more multidisciplinarily about how I experience my surroundings—and maybe also as a means to let others understand what I talk about when I talk about seeing.

Somehow, though, I feel like this website does a better job of producing new meaning from the pairing of word+image. Behold the Nietzsche Family Circus:


"It is by invisible hands that we are bent and tortured worst."

It's a website that pairs random Family Circus cartoon with a random quotation from Nietzsche. And it can be hilarious—just keep hitting the refresh button for new pairings.

As for my own website—well, I'll let you guys know when I've succeeded in producing something more unexpectedly insightful than the stuff above. [The Nietzsche Family Circus.]

1 comment:

BJK said...

i saw this the other day and loved it!

this one is pretty great:

this quote:
"Idleness is the parent of psychology."

...came up paired with this image:
http://www.losanjealous.com/img/nfc/153.gif


and this one:

quote: "A little poison now and then: that makes for agreeable dreams." / image: http://www.losanjealous.com/img/nfc/147.gif

hell, every one that comes up is uncanny and amazing...

last one:

quote: "We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving." / image: http://www.losanjealous.com/img/nfc/34.gif