I'm thrilled to be spending four weeks this summer with 25 other fellows exploring "how the book’s evolving material qualities promote and circulate cultural knowledge" as part of the NEH Summer Institute The Book: Material Pasts & Digital Futures.
During each week, Monday through Thursday, participants will gather in the morning to study readings, engage with visiting faculty, and examine the cultural history and significance of the book in its various forms. Each afternoon, participants will interpret the book-as-technology through the activity of making a range of historical, contemporary, and experimental books and book forms that relate directly to key scholarly readings. Fridays will be dedicated to independent study, open production space, and one-to-one assistance and instruction. And the workshop culminates with the creation of individual artist books that respond to multiple forms of embodiment. These will be on exhibit at the Salt Lake Public Library for two months.