August 5, 2008 - Cabinet - Issue 30 available now
August 5, 2008

Issue 30 available now

Issue 30, with a special section
on “The Underground,” available now

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Digging up numerous items of interest, including:

- Michael Saler on the London Underground’s aesthetic departures
- Sina Najafi interviews Rosalind Williams on the subterranean imagination
- Magnus Bärtås uncovers the temple of Damanhur
- Mark Wasiuta on Ant Farm’s plans for missile-silo reclamation
- Alessandro Scafi on the underpinnings of Dante’s Inferno
- Joshua Foer interviews Michel Siffre on his six-month sojourn in a cave

And closer to the surface:

- Nina Power on Mary Wollstonecraft and the mannequins of Tehran
- Paul La Farge on Victor Hugo’s sainthood in Vietnam
- Michael Taussig on the headier influences of Walter Benjamin and William Burroughs
- Sasha Archibald on Alfred Yarbus’s science of visual attention
- Moyra Davey on feeling marooned
- D. Graham Burnett explores the commonplace book
- Celeste Olalquiaga on coral polyps and the politics of science
- Josiah McElheny on the curious position of Mies van der Rohe’s Glass Skyscraper Project
- Allen S. Weiss on the intoxicating aspects of a Japanese guinomi
- Margaret Wertheim interviews Nancy Knowlton on the vanishing world of coral

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Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Orphiflamme Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Katchadourian Foundation, the Danielson Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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