Hard Cover, English, Thread Stiching, 2010
Unnecessary Knowledge #1
Un-Necessary Knowledge is a form of academic research with each issue taking a single theme as a starting point from which to expand across different fields of knowledge.
The inaugural issue's theme is the Octopus. This eight-armed creature strikes fear in humans yet its body is fragile; it has been regarded as a man-eating devil-fish for centuries but it is also a familiar delicacy on our dining table; it is an importat character in Japanese culture; it playsan evil role in the political world; its special body has pro-vided inspiration for technology; and of course, it is a star in the entertainment world.