Books and web sites that have influenced latest iteration of Musée Patamécanique

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Abbott, Edwin, Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions, 1880, New York: Dover Publications, 1992 - link to 1884 second and revised edition. http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~banchoff/Flatland/

Ackerman, Diane, A Natural History of the Senses, Vintage Books, New York: 1990-

Ackerman, Diane, An Alchemy of Mind, Scribner, New York: 2004-

Antheil, George, Bad Boy of Music, (George Antheil 1945), Samuel French Trade, Hollywood California: 1990-

Ascott, Roy, Telematic Embrace, University of California Press: 2003-

Bachelard, Gaston, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press; First Edition: 1994-

Bagely, John, and Oldman, James T, Gödelian Elucidations, (Forward by Adam S. Stetson) Uqbar University press, Zahir: 117, 133 E.P.-

Baudrillard, Jean, Pataphysics of the Year 2000, Galilee: Paris, 1992. Translated by Charles Dudas - http://www.egs.edu/faculty/baudrillard/baudrillard-pataphysics-of-year-2000.html

Baudrillard, Jean, Illusion of the End, translated by Chris Turner, Stanford University Press, California: 1994-

Baudrillard, Jean, Pataphysics, (originally written c. 1950s) translated by Simon Watson Taylor, The London Institute of Pataphysics/Atlas Press, London: 2005-

Baudrillard, Jean, Simulacra and Simulation, translated by Sheila Faria Glaser (Originally published in French by Editions Galilee, 1981), The University of Michigan Press: 1994-

Bareli, Sandy Ellen, A Possible History of Patamechanics, translated by Ana Gram, Imaginary Press: 129 E.P.-

Benjamin, Walter, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, Schocken Books, New York: 1924-28-1986-

Berkley. George, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, (First published in 1710) Hackett Pub: 1982-

Bök, Christian, ‘Pataphysics, The poetics of an imaginary science, Northwestern University Press: 2002-

Borges, Jorge Luis, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings, Edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, Preface be Andre Maurois, New Directions Publishing, New York: 1962-

Borges, Jorge Luis, Collected Fictions, Translated by Andrew HurleyPenuin Classics: 1998-

Borges, Jorge Luis, Collected Non-Fictions, Translated by Andrew HurleyPenuin Classics: 1999-

Borges, Jorge Luis, Other Inquisitions 1937- 1952, Translated by Ruth Simms, University of Texas, Austin, London: 1964-

Bohm, David, Thought as a System, Routledge, New York: 1994-

Bohm, David and Peat David F., Science, Order and Creativity, Second edition, Routledge, New York: 2000-

Boxsel, Matthijs Van, The Encyclopaedia of Stupidity, Reaktion Books: 2003-

Braun, Marta, Picturing Time, The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830 – 1904), University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1994-

Brotchie, Alastair, Alfred Jarry A Pataphysical Life, MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 2011

Buskirk, Martha, and Nixon, Mignon, The Duchamp Effect, Essays, Interviews, Round Table - An October Book, MIT Press, Cambridge: 1999-

Calvino, Italo, Invisible Cities, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1978-

Carroll, Lewis, The Annotated Alice, Alice ’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Illustrations by John Tenniel, Introduction and notes by Martin Gardner, Bramhall House, New York: 1970-

Colonna, Francesco – Hypnerotomachina Poliphili, The strife of Love in a Dream (written in 1499), Translated by Joscelyn Godwin, Thames and Hudson, New York:1999-

Coover, Robert, The Grand Hotels of Joseph Cornell, Burning Deck :2001-

Coverley, Mervin, Psychogeography, Pocket Essentials; 2nd Revised edition: 2010-

Crary, Jonathan, Techniques of the Observer, On Vision and Modernity in Modern Culture, MIT Press, Cambridge: 1992-

Crary, Jonathan, Suspensions of Perception,Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture, MIT Press, Cambridge: 2001-

Daumal, Rene, Mount Analogue, Tusk Ivories: 2004-

Daumal, Rene, Pataphysical Essays, (Edited and translated by Thomas Vosteen),Wakefield Press: 2012-

Daumal, Rene, A Night of Serious Drinking, Tusk Ivories: 2003-

De Certeau, Michel, The Practice of Everyday Life, Translation by Steven F Rendall, University of California Press; Reprint edition: 2011-

De Selby, Codex, Imaginary Press International: (publication date unknown - prior to 1940)-

De Selby, Golden hours, Original manuscript, written in crayon on parchment:  (C.  1939)-

De Selby, The Laymen’s Atlas,  Supreme Pancake Press: 1940-

De Selby,The County Album, Supreme Pancake Press: 1940-

Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Félix, A Thousand Plateaus, translated by Brian Massumi, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis: 1987-

Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Félix, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Penguin Classics: 2009

Duchamp, Marcel, The Bride stripped bare By Her Bachelors Even (The Green Box Notes) - a typographic version by Richard Hamilton , Translated by George Heard Hamilton, Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart, London, Reykjavik, New York: 1976-

Duchamp, Marcel, The Writings of Marcel Duchamp, edited by Michel Sanouillet and Elmer Peterson, Da-Capo Press, New York:1973-

Eco, Umberto, Travels in Hypereality, Harcourt: 1986-

Feeney, Laurence, The Menace of Puns, Longman, London: 1943-

Feyerabend, Paul, Against Method, Verso, London-New York: 2002 - (first published 1975)-

Foucault, Michel, The Archaeology of Knowledge, translation by. A.M. Sheridan Smith, Tavostock, London: 1972-

Foucault, Michel, es Mots et Les choses: Une archéologie des sciences humaines. (The Order of Things, An Archaeology of the Human Sciences), Pantheon Books, New York: 1966-

Foucault, Michel, Raymond Roussel: Death and the Labyrinth, Double Day, New York: 1986-

Gil, Jesus Berrego, abcdefghijklmnopqustuvwxyz, translation by Ana Gram, Uquar University Press: 1946-

Gödel, Kurt, On formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems, Dover Publications, New York: 1992-

Goldstein, Emmanuel, The Theory and Practice Of Oligarchical Collectivism, Imaginary Press International: 1949-

Gram, Ana, A Game of shifting Mirrors, Imaginary Press: 131 E.P.-

Gross, Kenneth, Puppet - an essay on uncanny life, University of Chicago Press: 2011-

Harbison, Robert, Eccentric Spaces, MIT Press: 2000 (note relation to Chapter 5)-

Harbison, Robert , The Built, The Unbuilt and the Unbuildable, MIT Press: 1991-

Hatchjaw, The De Selby Water-Boxes, Day by Day, Imaginary Press (publication date unknown - prior to 1940)-

Hankins, Thomas L. and Silverman, Robert J., Instruments and the Imagination, Princeton University Press, New Jersey: 1995-

Henderson, Linda Dalrymple, Duchamp in Context, Science and Technology in the large Glass and Related Works, Princeton University Press, New Jersey: 1998

Hohhmann, E.T.W.,The Sandman http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/sandman.htm

Hofstadter, Douglas R., Gödel, Escher, Bach, An Eternal Golden Braid, Basic Books, Inc. Publishers, New York: 1979-

Huffman, William, Robert Fludd, Berkley, North Atlantic Books, California: 2001-

Hugill, Andrew, ‘Pataphysics, a Useless Guide, MIT Press: 2012-

Hume, David, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, with an Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature, Charles W. Hendel Ed.,Bobbs-Merrill Company, New York: 1955-

Huysmans, Joris-Karl A Rebours (Against Nature), translated by Robert Baldick, Penguin, (first published 1884) London & New York: 1971-

Impey and Macgregor; The Origins of Museums, the Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe, Oxford University Press, London: 1985-

Jacobs, N. Naming Day in Eden, Gollancz, London: 1958-

Jarry, Alfred, Ubu Roi, translated by Beverly Keith and G. Legman, Dover Publications, New York: 2003-

Jarry, Alfred, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, ‘Pataphysician, A Neo-Scientific Novel, (Written in 1898, published posthumously in 1911) Translated and annotated by Simon Watson Taylor, Exact Change, Boston: 1996-

Jarry, Alfred, Collected Works Vol. 1, Atlas Press, London: 2001-

Jarry, Alfred, Collected Works Vol. 2, Atlas Press, London: 2006-

Jarry, Alfred, The Supermale, Translated by Ralph Gladstone and Barbara Wright, Exact Change, Cambridge: 1990-

Jay, Ricky, Extraordinary Exhibitions - The wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, the Whimsiphusicon and Death to the Savage Unitarians, Quantuck Press, NewYork: 2005-

Justor, Norton, The Phantom Tollbooth, Bullseye Books; Reprint edition (October 12, 1988)

Kang, Minsoo, Sublime Dreams of Living Machines, Harvard University Press,Cambridge MA: 2011-

Mauries, Patrick, Cabinets of Curiosities, Thames and Hudson, New York: 2002-

McLuhan, Marshall, Understanding Media, The Extensions of Man, Signet Books:1964-

Millhauser, Steven, Martin Dressler, the tale of an American dreamer, Vintage: 1998-

Millhauser, Steven, The Knife Thrower, Vintage: 1998-

Millhauser, Steven, The Barnum Museum, Vintage: 1990-

Millhauser, Steven, Dangerous Laughter, Knopf, 2008-

Millhauser, Steven, The Barnum Museum, Vintage: 1990-

Millhauser, Steven, The Penny Arcade, Dalkey Archive, Vintage: 1998-

Motte, Warren F. Jr, Oulipo, A Primer of Potential Literature, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln Nebraska: 1998-

Nabokov, Vladimir, Lolita, Vintage; 2011-

Nabokov, Vladimir, Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade, Gingko Press; Pap/Bklt/C edition, 2011-

Nagel, Ernest, and Newman, James R, Gödel’s Proof, (Forward by Douglas R. Hofstadter) Revised Edition, University Press, New York: 1958/2001-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa, A Patamechanical Reader, Imaginary Press: 125 E.P.-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa Another History of the Zahir, Imaginary Press: 127 E.P.-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa, Beyond Metamechanics, Imaginary Press: 133 E.P.-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa, Further Extensions and Analyses, Imaginary Press: 131 E.P.-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa, More Pipelines to the Infinite (with Eddy Othermen) , Imaginary Press: 137 E.P.-

NiBelly, Daren Elsa, The Definitive de Selby Dialectics. Imaginary Press: 124 E.P.-

O’Brien, Flann, At Swim two Birds, (first published 1952), Dalkey Archive Press, London: 1998-

O’Brien, Flann, The Dalkey Archive, (first published 1961), Dalkey Archive Press, London:  2006-

O’Brien, Flann, The Third Policeman, (first published 1967,  Dalkey Archive Press, London: 2002-

Peret, Benjamin, The Leg Of Lamb, Its Life And Works (first published 1957) (translated by Mark Lowenthal) Wakefield Press, 2011-

Rabelais, Francois, Gargantua and Pantagruel, 1534 -37, (translated by Burton Raffel) W Norton company, New York, London: 1991-

Redfern, Walter, All Puns Intended: The Verbal Creation of Jean-Pierre Brisse, Legenda: 2001-

Redfern, Walter, Puns, Blackwell Pub: 1985-

Roussel, Raymond, Impressions of Africa, Originally published 1914, this edition 1983, John Calder Publishers, Great Britain: 1983-

Roussel, Raymond, Locus Solus, Originally published 1914, this edition 1983, John Calder Publishers, Great Britain: 1983-

Sal’lien and Brelly, Storia ed origini dei metodi patameccanici nel sedicesimo secolo Europa: - (History and Origins of Patamechanical Methodologies in 16th Century Europe) Cittàgazze: Imaginary Press International: 100 E.P.-

Scheerbart, Paul, The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention, (1910),(translated by Andrew Jordon) Wakefield Press, 2011-

Schopenhauer, Arthur, The World as Will and Representation (second expanded edition 1844) Dover, New York: 1969-

Schwob, Marcel, The Book of Monelle (1894) Wakefield Press: 2012-

Seba, Albert, Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium, Taesauri Accurata Descriptio , 1734 - Translation: Natural Curiosities, From The Cabinet of Albertus Seba, From a miniature reprinted volume by Taschen, Cologne: 2003 (It is also worth noting that the  original Seba catalogues may be  viewed at the Providence Athenaeum)-

Secundus, Gaius Plinius, Natural History (The History of the World) Printed in 79 AD, Penguin Classics:, 1991-

Serres, Michel, The Birth of Physics, Translated by Jack Hawkes, Clinamen Press, Manchester: 2000-

Seuss, Dr., Horton Hears a Who!, Random House, New York: 1982-

Shattuck, Roger, The Innocent Eye, On Modern Literature and The Arts, MFA Publications, Boston: 2003-

Shattuck, Roger, The Banquet Years, Vintage Books, New York: 1968-

Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein (or, the Modern Prometheus), New York: International Collectors Library, (this edition is not dated, first published, London: 1818)-

Silver, Burton and Hansard, Peter, What Bird Did That? A driver’s guide to some common birds of North America, Top Speed Press, Berkeley California:1991-

Spinnermen, Hans, Select Musings, Imaginary Press: 134 E.P.-

Stafford, Barbara M and Terpak, Frances, Devices of Wonder, From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen, Getty publications, California: 2001-

Steiner, George, Real Presences, University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1989-

Swift, Jonathan, Gulliver’s Travels, (1726 Motte editions, with corrections from the 1735 Faulkner edition.) Modern Promotions, United Kingdom: 1982-

Tesla, Nikola, My Inventions, The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, Heart Brothers, Vermont: 1982-

Torma, Julien, The Obscure Lamp – first published 1919, To Be added-

Turing, Alan Systems of logic based on ordinals, Proc. London Math, London: 1939-

Varela, Thompson, Rosch, The Embodied Mind, Cognative Science and Human Experience, MIT press, Cambridge/London: 1993-

Villiers, de l'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve,( L'Ève future -1886), Translated by Robert Martin, University of Illinois Press: 2000-

Vonnegut, Kurt, Welcome to the Monkey House, Dell Publishing, New York: 1968-

Wegner, Daniel M, The Illusion of Conscious Will, MIT Press, Cambridge: 2002-

Weschler, Lawrence, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Pronged ants, horned humans, mice on toast, and other marvels of Jurassic Technology, First Vintage Books Edition, New York: 1996-

Wolf, Maynard Frank, Rube Goldberg, Inventions, Simon and Shuster, New York: 2000-

Zerubavel, Eviatar, The Fine Line, University Of Chicago Press: 1993-

Zukav, Gary, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, an Overview of the New Physics, Bantam, New York: 1979-


A disorganized list of Web Articles sited/ Sites/ References/ Kinships – Active as of April 2014-


Anastasi, William, Alfred Jarry and l’Accident of Duchamp” issue one, 1999 published in the tout fait online journal of Duchamp studies, http://www.toutfait.com/issues/issue_1/Articles/Glass.html -

Atlas Obscura , http://www.atlasobscura.com/ -

The City Museum, Saint Louis MO, http://www.citymuseum.org/site/ -

College de  ‘Pataphysique, (English Page), http://www.college-de-pataphysique.fr/presentation_en.html -

De Bergerac, Cyrano ‘The Other World, The Societies and Governments of the Moon (1657)’, Translation and notes by Donald Webb, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/special/tow.html -

Berkley, George, (a nice little summary from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/berkeley/ -

Duchamp explained in a Wallace Stevens television interview, the Ready-made is “half poetry and half plastic” from the web site http://arthist.binghamton.edu/duchamp/introduction3.html -

The Flat Earth Society - website is dedicated to unraveling the true mysteries of the universe and demonstrating that the earth is flat and that Round Earth doctrine is little more than an elaborate hoax. http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/ -

Hugilll, Andrew, Imaginary Music Technologies: a survey, http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/~ahugill/pataphysics/Techimagin/index.html -

The Lost Museum,  http://www.lostmuseum.cuny.edu/home.html -

The Modern World,  http://www.themodernword.com/default.aspx -

Morbid Anatomy, http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/2011/04/italian-devil-automaton-15th-or-16th-c.html -

The Morris Museum, http://www.morrismuseum.org/mechanical-musical-instruments-automata/ -

Nechvatal, Joseph, Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics, http://www.eyewithwings.net/nechvatal/Pataphysic/BaudrPataphys.htm -

The London Institute of ‘Pataphysics, http://www.atlaspress.co.uk/theLIP/ -

Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Written 50 B.C.E , Translated by William Ellery Leonard internet classics Archives, http://classics.mit.edu/Carus/nature_things.html -

HOMU - The homeless museum of Art, http://www.homelessmuseum.org/ -

The Museum of Jurasassic Technology http://mjt.org/ -

Media Museum, Version 4 - 01/01/2006, A History of Early Visual and Popular Media/ Disks and Stampfer Disks/ Joseph Plateau, http://users.pandora.be/thomasweynants/opticaltoys-phena.html -

Roberts, Francis “I Propose to Strain the Laws of Physics.” Art News 67 (Dec 1968): 62. http://arthist.binghamton.edu/duchamp/introduction4.html -

Sleep no More, http://sleepnomorenyc.com -

Tegmark, Max, Reference to his 2003 Scientific American article, Parallel Universes, May issue, may be found here. http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/index.html -

Tout-fait, Marcel Duchamp Studies Online journal, http://www.toutfait.com/issues/issue_3/index.htm -

UbuWeb, http://www.ubu.com/ -

The Velaslavasay Panorama, http://www.panoramaonview.org/ -

Reference for mixitricha paradoxical Whipple, Allison/ Levine, Zeva/ Damon-Moore, Laura/Kahrl, Ariel/ Sacks, Hannah/ Stulberg, Michael/Smith, Casey M, Scogin, The Microbial Biorealm, A Microbial Diversity Resource (as of May 2006) http://biology.kenyon.edu/Microbial 

Walter Woodburry -  Photographic Amusements -  published in 1905 PDF - https://ia802307.us.archive.org/2/items/photographicamus00woodiala/photographicamus00woodiala.pdf