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(io9)   Books carved into landscapes and monuments. Farkers now eying dusty libraries and Dremel tools   ( divider line
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7099 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Dec 2013 at 8:40 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-29 08:50:51 AM  
You never harm a book deliberately.

/otherwise a very angry orangutan will appear out of nowhere and do bad things to you
2013-12-29 08:52:24 AM  
In before Milton quotes !
2013-12-29 08:55:34 AM  

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I've also seen mice destroy old books.
2013-12-29 09:06:10 AM  
I hope he didn't do this to a copy of the Qur'an. Fatwas can be a biatch.
2013-12-29 09:08:11 AM  
A pretty interesting interview with the artist here: ved-book-sculptures/
Doesn't contain an overwhelming amount of hipsteresque attitude and engfish, which is nice.
I wouldn't mind seeing some good timelapse and snippets of the process, but it's cool work nonetheless.
2013-12-29 09:21:25 AM  

RottenEggs: In before Milton quotes !

Darn it all.

"Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is."

Or something like that
2013-12-29 09:25:44 AM  
I'm generally not ok with harming books.
2013-12-29 09:34:09 AM  
As long as they were copies of Silas Marner I'm okay with it. In 10th grade, spent three months of going through it in ridiculous detail, destroying my joy of reading.
2013-12-29 09:35:14 AM  
umm i have this to offer
2013-12-29 09:40:46 AM  

QuesoDelicioso: I'm generally not ok with harming books.

That is the misguided sentiment with origins in preserving the information.

Meh, as long as they're books that have thousands of other copies floating around, there is no harm to the information by destroying a single copy.

No worse than deleting an e-book.  Better really, because he's using them to create art.

It's when you burn specific books by the hundreds that it becomes something of a statement that scholars will have a problem with.
2013-12-29 09:43:38 AM  
Carving up bibles? I'm okay with this.
2013-12-29 09:44:02 AM  
2013-12-29 09:53:19 AM  
Ah, I see someone figured out how to put that entire section on tax law to good use.

/10 bucks says the books were being tossed anyway.
2013-12-29 09:58:23 AM  
Next up:  portraits.

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2013-12-29 10:02:48 AM  
In before the outrage when certain folks realize one of those was a Bible.
2013-12-29 10:06:33 AM  
The word of Lolth?

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2013-12-29 10:08:53 AM  
The third one belongs in a museum.
2013-12-29 10:17:53 AM  
Wild ass guess but he's somehow pre-treating the books with epoxy or such to make the paper harder.  Doubt you could 'flip' through the pages on any of these.
2013-12-29 10:30:13 AM  
Burn the heretic!
2013-12-29 10:31:02 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [ image 850x637]
I've also seen mice destroy old books.

I still get sentimental when I find a few chewed pages in one of my books (Pudge the Rat was an avid connoisseur of books ... miss him :(
2013-12-29 10:59:59 AM  

phamwaa: I hope he didn't do this to a copy of the Qur'an. Fatwas can be a biatch.

I saw a chick in a burqua yesterday, she definitely had a fatwa on her.
2013-12-29 11:09:00 AM  
F*cking Heathens!!!
2013-12-29 11:12:20 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I've also seen mice destroy old books.

My cats damaged some books that I had on a bottom shelf.
2013-12-29 11:25:23 AM  

Wodan11: In before the outrage when certain folks realize one of those was a Bible.

Meh..still not as edgy as using a Qur'an . Otherwise it's just boooring .
2013-12-29 11:47:12 AM  

Unless, of course, you're using copies of 'Twilight'.

/Never, ever, let your chinchillas loose in your library.  Word to the wise.  And be careful with their cages - chinchillas have opposable thumbs.
2013-12-29 11:48:42 AM  
... Chinchillas regard Cat5 cables as spaghetti.  Forgot to add that.
2013-12-29 11:50:07 AM  
... also, anyone approaching *my* library with a Dremel tool will be terminated with extreme prejudice.  You have been warned.
2013-12-29 12:53:43 PM  

RottenEggs: In before Milton quotes !

Dammit.  I was just thinking "I believe you have my stapler" was totally relevant here.

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2013-12-29 04:30:58 PM  

crab66: Carving up bibles? I'm okay with this.

Nothing damaged, had more holes than that before he started. A marked improvement
2013-12-30 05:06:12 AM  
I read that headline and expected it to be the other way around: the whole contents of a book carved in a rockface.

/yes, I know, "hello sweetie"
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