"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
Dr. Edward Atwater didn’t realize it then but he wasn’t just amassing ephemera when he began assembling the world’s largest collection of AIDS posters decades ago. He was documenting 30 years of medical, social, and visual history.
More than 6,200 posters in 60 languages from 100-plus countries later, the retired 85-year-old physician is now sharing these artifacts through an online catalog produced by the University of Rochester, where he worked most of his life as a professor of medicine. Though some of these prints had been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and other sites, this is the first time the collection is available to the public in its entirety — or at least that’s the end goal as fewer than 2,000 have been uploaded thus far. Read more
Ugh, guys, I know it’s ridic that I haven’t seen the new Harry Potter yet. But the MCAT. And then I had plans to see it tonight but like I am both hungover and I think I’m getting a cold, because my body, which has been a bastion of strength pre-MCAT, now has no reason to hold on and thus is crumbling into malingering illness.