Soft Cover, English, 4 Pages, 2007,
The Onion - Implicasphere
Implicasphere is an occasional mini-publication that seeks to unearth and revive compelling, illuminating and curious ideas in the form of image and text fragments taken unadulterated from fields as diverse as folk craft, nuclear physics, metaphysical poetry, pulp novels, linguistics, criminology, film noir and astrology. Each issue takes the form of a single printed broadsheet and has as its theme an everyday word that seems direct and concrete: mice, string, the nose.
Implicasphere's collage effect combines often incompatible shards of thought in webs of association that tangle the meaning of those simple words. Its progenitors include folk almanacs, the Little Blue Book series (US, 1919-78), and themed anthologies such as The Saturday Book (1940-60s). Not the scholarly paper it may appear at first to be, Implicasphere's introductory essay hypothesises and speculates, mixing up doggerel and scientific fact. This project is piratical, amateur and partial, dependent as it is on the vagaries of its editors' imaginations. It leaves its material in an unstable state, caught in the excitement of the first encounter with an unfamiliar idea. It hopes to provoke and inspire in the reader consternation, intrigue and reverie.