The Convergences Contest

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To celebrate the release of Lawrence Weschler’s Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, we’ve launched an extravagant contest: A Convergence of Convergences. Submit your own convergence—an unlikely, striking pair of images, along with a paragraph or three exploring the deeper resonances. The best contributions will be posted on the site, along with responding commentary from Weschler. Please send your submissions to everything@mcsweeneys.net—if your images are attachments (rather than links), please keep them under 1 megabyte.

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Apoptosis: A Boom/Cancer Convergence.
by Lawrence Weschler (6/16/2011)

Bearded Ladies Breastfeeding
by Lawrence Weschler (1/28/2011)

Café By Night, Tea By Sea
by Lawrence Weschler (8/25/2010)

Carnival of Convergences No. 8
by Carol Rosofsky, Eric Lidil, Lawrence Weschler and Matt Haber (7/27/2010)

Malevich to Breugel in Under Five Minutes
by Lawrence Weschler (7/3/2010)

Abramovic/Kienholz Convergence: The Artist’s Loaded Gaze
by Lawrence Weschler (5/18/2010)

Contest Winner #44: Johnny be Proust or A Guitar Named Madeleine
by Lorenzo Alunni (4/15/2010)

Contest Winner #43: Spiraling Out of Control: An Uccello/Fischl Convergence
by Benjamin Morris (1/31/2010)

Ummm, Excuse Me
by Lawrence Weschler (12/5/2009)

Carnival of Convergences No. 7
by Charlie Hopper, Chris Ware, Errol Morris, Jennifer Odell, Leon Hilton, Marcus Parcus, Robin Davis and Tristan de Rond (11/11/2009)

Aftersquib to the Foregoing (Eyes On and In the Universe Edition)
by Lawrence Weschler (10/9/2009)

Contest Winner #42: Eyes On and In the Universe
by Shélan O'Keefe (9/28/2009)

An Impromptu on the Theme of Erasure
by Lawrence Weschler (9/14/2009)

Contest Winner #41: Michelangelo/Vesalius
by R.A. Villanueva (8/14/2009)

Slumdog Oedipus
by Lawrence Weschler (7/21/2009)

Constest #40: Vegetable Matters
by Eli Horowitz (6/2/2009)

Contest Winner #39: Eggs and Bacon
by Rosamond Purcell (4/2/2009)

Venus on a Vespa, Berger on My Mind
by Lawrence Weschler (11/9/2008)

From Da Vinci to Duchamp, by Way of Russia
by Lawrence Weschler (9/30/2008)

Convergent Postscripts
by Lawrence Weschler (8/11/2008)

Carnival of Convergences No. 6
by Ariel Deiaco Iohr, Daniel Ari, Jimmy Chen, Matt Sloper, Q.M. Noakhtar and R.J. Eskow (7/9/2008)

Cameras, Action! From Disney World to St. Peter’s Square, the Mediative Flight From the Immediate
by Lawrence Weschler (6/1/2008)

Contest Winner #38: Life Forms
by Ariel S. Winter (5/5/2008)

Contest Winner #37: Shipwrecked Desperation
by Charles Mudede and Matt Haber (4/2/2008)

Lee Friedlander’s Visionary Trees: An Addendum to the Last Chapters of Everything That Rises
by Lawrence Weschler (2/1/2008)

Carnival of Convergences No. 5
by Brent Holland's Mariner High School art class, Chris Reeves, Jamie Johansson, Jimmy Chen, Lauren Redniss, Lawrence Weschler and Mia McIver (1/20/2008)

Contest Winner #36: Black and White and in Color
by Walter Murch (10/3/2007)

Contest Winner #35: Disseminations: Internet, Dandelions, Flight Paths
by Sarah Daegling (9/15/2007)

Addendum to “Laughing, Clapping …” and, More Specifically, to the Stalinist-Applause Anecdote
by Lawrence Weschler (9/8/2007)

Contest Winner #34: Papal Fire (Papa Lux)
by Nick Feia (8/25/2007)

Contest Winner #33: Lithographica
by R.A. Villanueva (8/14/2007)

Laughing, Clapping, Constantly Forgetting: A Trill of Readerly Associations
by Lawrence Weschler (7/8/2007)

Carnival of Convergences No. 4
by Adam Koford, Charlie Hopper, David Ng, Lauren Redniss and Rigel Stuhmiller (6/29/2007)

Beauty Queen and Baghdad Hummer
by Lawrence Weschler (4/11/2007)

Saint and Princess
by Lawrence Weschler (4/7/2007)

An Addendum to the Foregoing: Cities, Brains, Orchestras.
by Lawrence Weschler (4/2/2007)

Contest Winner #32: Muscle and Flow
by B.R. Cohen (3/25/2007)

Contest Winner #31: The Lone Figure Against the Armored Swarm
by Michele Siegel (3/19/2007)

The Onion /Bickle Convergence
by Lawrence Weschler (3/9/2007)

Contest Winners #29 and #30: Hoods and Veils
by Lauren Redniss and Vero Testa (2/27/2007)

Actaeon: An Ovidian Impromptu.
by Lawrence Weschler (2/11/2007)

Contest Winner #28: Sand and Moon
by Alison Cornyn (2/7/2007)

Carnival of Convergences No. 3
by Bill Mech, Bradley Campbell, Guillermo Núñez, Helen Selonick, Lauren Redniss and Matt Haber (1/17/2007)

Contest Winner #27: Degenerate Boogie-Woogie
by Lisa Lee (1/6/2007)

Those Damn Swedish Trees, Take 3: Convergence of the Blogs
by Lawrence Weschler (12/19/2006)

Contest Winner #26: Jewish Bunk Beds
by Monica S. Bland (12/17/2006)

Contest Winners #23, #24, and #25: Far Out
by Brian Christian, Michael Benson and Walter Murch (12/6/2006)

An Addendum to the Foregoing, and a Visitor Challenge
by Lawrence Weschler (11/30/2006)

Contest Winner #22:
Seeing the Tree for the Forest

by Walter Murch (11/10/2006)

Contest Winner #21: Moral Confusion: Iraq, Munich, and Vietnam
by Donald Rumsfeld (11/2/2006)

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