Indeed, the quiet repose of a garden may well be the best place in which to decode the dense, elliptically referential prose on hand here in the latest - and most substantial - work by Pittsburgh author, Ed Steck. Employing novel organizational strategies, grafted vocabularies and arcane grammars, Steck linguistically reveals the tectonic shifts in consciousness perpetuated by technology.
Pittsburgh native, Ed Steck is back with his second release from Brooklyn-based small press, Ugly Duckling Presse. An Interface for a Fractal Landscape is his follow-up to The Garden: Synthetic Environmnet of Analysis and Simulation. Here again we have an appealling layout filled with terse quasi-Ballardian prose intermixed with computer code, graphics, photographs and handwriting, that works to deliver on the title's promise.
Limited edition of 800 copies, printed and bound in Michigan.