This week at the Archive | 9 January 2012

How to operate your brain

This piece, featuring Timothy Leary, is from a series of video shorts produced by Retinalogic in the nineties.

It seems more like the sixties than the nineties (perhaps that was the intention?), and it’s long on form and short on content, but nevertheless makes for amusing viewing.

— recommended by Dirk Lavitz

Handy farm devices and how to make them (1912)

I liked last week’s recommendation of Modern Hardware for Your Home, but prefer this book for a look at a long gone agrarian way of life.

— recommended by Helen Swanson

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One thought on “This week at the Archive | 9 January 2012

  1. Dana Strellson

    Thanks for the Timothy Leary video – it is pretty inspiring. I will get some of his books and will introduce them in our Philosophy class. I’m sure many people will like it.

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