Well, we can blame Niall Harrison for this one, but he’s a nice guy, so don’t get too crazy at him when this little game consumes an hour of your life…
…although to be fair the BBoC crew spotted the original idea, and Niall just rolled out the sf version, hence throwing down an irresistible challenge to anyone with a lot of books and the (possibly false) notion that they’re witty. Yup, sounds like me.
For those who can’t be bothered to click through, here’s the original art-project concept:
“The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library’s focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library’s holdings.”
And here are my attempts from the home library: