"Ada; or Ador: A Family Chronicle." He composed his novels in pencil on 4-by-6-inch index cards.
"Ada" filled about 3,000 cards; three cards made a page. Nabokov once explained his writing technique.
He didn't go from one page to the next in consecutive order but picked out a bit from here and there,
shuffling his index cards like playing cards and numbering them when the novel fell into place.
Then he dictated from the cards to his wife, who typed up his words in triplicate.
-The New York Times
|Possible Cities 1, The San Francisco Embarcadero||Studio RCL|
|Project Team: Kevin Gilson, Gallium Ellington, Jillian Burt, Khalid Al-Najjar, Karin Malhe|
|View publications: The San Francisco Examiner, From the center - the de-sign process @ SCI-Arc|
|At the time, in the studio, the talk was about media and the ocean of information that surrounds us. If the systems have become more important than their components, what are the shapes of the systems? The icon of the whole is more profound than an accumulation of parts. So, rather than a series of pieces, or even a a series of lines, one thinks of a whole sea or ocean, continuous, but with currents and trade winds, things passing beneath and above. There is depth and time but not any fixed point. Words became objects, script became form. The project bacame a condensate of what was in the air, a layering of all the unseen qualities of a place. At places these qualities were fixed with a shape. A map of probabilities, of transparent phenomena.|