Librarians Signing Up to Have Book Published on Their Skin

madcow writes "Just caught this in the Times Magazine article about best ideas of 2004: A living skin book.

(Author Shelley) "Jackson is publishing her latest short story by recruiting 2,095 people, each of whom will have one word of the story tattooed on his or her body. The story, titled ''Skin,'' will appear only on the collective limbs, torsos and backsides of its participants. And decades from now, when the last of Jackson's ''words'' dies, so, too, will her tale. ""


That would be a fun book to catalogue. Now if all the people getting words tattoed on them were library pages, then one could still say how many "pages" the book had.

Then, of course, there is the whole issue of signing it/them out...


Actually, one of my classmates from SILS at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was a "word" in this project. So there's at least ONE librarian out there that's part of the project.