And to complicate matters further: my eyes seem to be getting tired over the years, and I sometimes find it hard to hold focus on something - the monitor, for example - without having to look away and focus on another distance and then switch my gaze back to the monitor, at which time it seems perfectly crisp. (I spoke to my doc about this, and he said that it's something that comes with age: the muscles just don't hold their position steadily for any length of time and there's nothing to be done.)
But the point is that you wrote "Shanghai. Interior/Exterior, Boundaries, Core/Edge."
I read: "Shanghai. Interior/exterior boundaries, hardCore/Edge." and that immediately opened up a whole new can of imaginary worms for me.
Yes, I do wear glasses to use the monitor. They used to belong to my mother (the glasses); my own for reading fell and got badly scratched and the right lens provides a delicate, constant blur, somewhat like a Softar. Of course, I did buy another pair for reading, but find they force me to hold a book ten inches from my nose, which if your taste extends to Tachen and Jeanloup Sieff, or even to Lunwerg and Annie Leibovitz, is a very uncomfortable reading position for anyone. For the photo-books I use the Softar pair: close one eye and two dimensions remain two dimensional... nothing's lost.