He figures in the earliest extant cuneiform inscriptions throughout the region and was prominent from the third millennium down to Hellenistic times.
The exact meaning of his name is uncertain: the common translation is "Lord of the Earth": the Sumerian en is translated as a title equivalent to "lord"; it was originally a title given to the High Priest; ki means "earth"; but there are theories that ki in this name has another origin, possibly kig of unknown meaning, or kur meaning "mound".
The film depicts Matt Sullivan, a San Francisco web designer who has chosen to abstain from any sexual contact for the duration of Lent.
love of love), New York-based designer friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh embarked on a now-infamous experiment: they dated each other for 40 days and recorded their experiences for the whole Internet to see. ), but because it was illustrated with bold typographic artwork by Walsh, one-half of design studio Sagmeister & Walsh, and Goodman, who runs his own T. It’s also being turned into a movie by Warner Bros., to be directed by Michael Sucsy (, has just been published by Abrams. Design caught up with Walsh and Goodman about design as therapy, risk-taking in both work and love, and their hard-won dating wisdom.
Their journey turned into a viral blog that has drawn over 10 million unique visitors since its launch–not just because it was an engrossing romantic dramedy (couples therapy! How has your approach to love, dating, and relationships changed since the experiment?
TG: The project enabled me to be more honest with myself about wanting to find a relationship with someone worth it, someone great. It’s given me a greater capacity to be open and vulnerable.
JW: I’m interested in creating work that connects to people outside of the design community, and that can be a challenge. She said, “By sharing your own stories, you’re essentially performing a kind of activism that’s very important…by sharing things that are close to you, you will connect to other people who feel alone in the world.” 40 Days of Dating has torn down this wall in me–it’s allowed me to be more vulnerable on a human relationship side, and as a designer, too.