Maps by Piri Reis
|October 7, 2011|
Piri Reis (Hacı Ahmed Muhiddin Piri Reis) was an Ottoman sea captain (Kapudan-i Derya), geographer and cartographer who lived between 1465 or 1470, and 1554 or 1555. His maps and charts are collected in the Book of Navigation (Kitab-ı Bahriye), which contains detailed information on navigation, as well as very accurate charts detailing important ports and cities of the Mediterranean.
Entrance of the Dardanelles
Lesbos and Ayvalik
Make any cento you want! But try to make it as good as you want it to be. You don’t really want Seidel’s freedom. His poems are licensed by privilege, prestige and money — lots of all three. His deliberate transgressions look like power — to poets, any use of power looks like freedom. But I just read all Seidel’s work, straight through, and I think he’s wearing golden handcuffs.
Pale Youths in Love
I remember when I was a pre-teen and they moved into a loft across the street from me in Tribeca, where I lived. And an older neighbor friend told me they were living in her building, on the top floor. I saw him at my corner deli, and on the street smoking, but never her. At night, I sometimes looked up at their windows and saw their lights on. He was not very impressive in person. Cute, but no big deal.
What is Work?
Without a written record, we cannot know with certainty how the earliest humans thought about work, but the importance of sharing food and other resources means that prehistoric work embodied at least an element of serving the needs of a community rather than just those of an individual and his or her immediate family.