Abbreviated Human (PDF, 157.3KB) was submitted today. The PDF uses Type 1 fonts, and is hence best viewed on paper, but Acrobat Reader does a fairly good job of rendering it nicely on screen. My recommendation to the reader is to click “View” then “Page Layout” then select “Continuous — Facing” in Acrobat Reader, if your screen is sufficiently wide.
Further, if you want to print it, the best way to do this is as a double-sided document, as the page margins alternate slightly to accomodate for this.
The work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License. Whilst the license permits reproduction for non-commerical purposes, I would personally prefer this did not occur extensively. A plain HTML version may be forthcoming at some point in the future.
Comments on this post are disabled for a reason — attempts to comment elsewhere will be deleted. I’m publishing this work, not seeking feedback. That stage has passed.
I’m using the Internet here as a unidirectional medium because this work was never crafted as hypertext, never meant to be part of an inter-related web of data relationships, and has been transposed into this form incidentally. I’m sharing this work, but not wishing for extrapolation. Read what you will from it alone. I hope it is powerful and lucid enough to be appreciated as a piece of art, but I don’t wish to receive feedback on it, be that criticism or praise. The work’s purpose was never that, and I hope it achieves something greater than mere acknowledgement or a number on a sheet of paper in a few months time.