Jennifer Schuessler on Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg, who is writing his latest book with electrodes strapped to his head:

Mr. Grunberg, who estimated that he would take another five months to finish the book, said the sensors have interfered less with his creative process than he feared, but he did allow that the experiment itself might end up figuring in the book, which he said will address issues of privacy and cybersecurity.

And he admitted to sometimes staring up at the cameras after the technician had left, wondering if they were really off.

“I find myself having all these fantasies,” he said, “like that I was part of an experiment supposedly looking at my brain while I was writing, but the real point was something else entirely.”

This sounds like a Charlie Kaufman film waiting to happen (who, by the way, hasn’t written a film in five years).

  1. sinclairmacleodauthor reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I think it will be fascinating to see the results of this experiment. How much of the brain is active while writing?...
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  3. comicberks reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    It DOES sound like that. Ha. Kaufman is doing a TV pilot for FX and I read that he’s writing a novel as well. Also, he’s...
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    Kafka returns After 97 years as the same damn cricket
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