Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Though this story below is not an example blindsight, as I first thought, it is interesting.

Esref Armagan, a 42 year old Turkish man, has become something of a scientific curiosity with his uncanny ability to draw and paint. Read the new Scientist article first before looking at these galleries of his paintings, or if you can't resist :

gallery 1

gallery 2

New Scientist 29 January 2005 The art of seeing without sight

Mike Allerton found it at viewropa

On a quite different topic, this at Crooked Timber, by novelist Kenneth Gardner, on the economics of nineteenth-century whaling, interests me not because of the political debate that inevitably ensues but the details themselves.

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