And our favorite stone carver, who taught us so much about Rome, shows up on the other side of the world in another medium as our M and S did on East 10th, via an animate map at the tip of just-expired Mannahatta, timed for the 400th anniversary of Hudson's voyage up the river. Diane will say some weeks from now, before I play catch-up with time in virtual space, that the unparalleled experience in this place comes to constitute the rest of one's life as well; why couldn't this village stand as proof of that?

(photo: Joshua Stein)