the zenith
the channels of the television sky
the nadir

ANODE -|- elsewhere -|- [poetry] static -|- the television sky -|- waterproject 1998 -|- aurora -|- [fiction] -|- intimations of geography

00. The Television Sky

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. So begins the novel Neuromancer by William Gibson. This first sentence is the reason I bought the book; it is, in my opinion, the best opening line of any book I've read.

The story of The Television Sky is a slightly long and windy one, full of twists and turns, intrigue and romance. More precisely, it's the story of an idea for a glossy magazine, too little financial resources, and many design fits and starts.

And so here you are, looking at incarnation 3 of The Television Sky, a visual/poetic project which first crossed paths with the internet in all its clunky lack-of-glory in early 1998; the last incarnation's splash page is preserved to the left. It predates Waterproject 1998 (link below) by a scant couple months, and has been hampered in its time by a lack of focus and a lack of my time to update it. It has been, for some unknowable reason, a favorite among some of my fans (well, a couple of them), and I hope that this new incarnation does justice to the previous versions, and, for that matter, improves upon them.

You may notice, to your dismay, that I have restructured even the content and the images here in The Television Sky. Or you may notice that to your delight.

The Television Sky is optimized for Internet Explorer 5.0+, and doesn't look quite right on Netscape 4. But then, what does? The Television Sky may contain mature language or themes.

This version of The Television Sky is dedicated to the beautiful one.