March 8, 2011 - The Museum of Instant Images has issued this call for a project based on the concept: "... the essential nature of lists, poets who list things in their works and painters who accumulate things in their paintings..." I'm not familiar with this project at all, but I checked out the link and it is VERY interesting. Work by IUOMA members is posted there, so I'll take a leap of faith with this one.
The project is based on the ideas of Umberto Eco, the Italian semiotician, who, as the text indicates, proposes an "infinity of lists" in the attempt to create order in culture and make the incomprehensible comprehensible - something like that. Eco is known for many things. One is his famous semiotic analysis of a restaurant menu that launched the arcane practices of semiology into popular culture, for better or worse. Regardless, lists have a place in art and writing. They certainly can be fun. There is more on the other side too:
Here's the envelope: