I'm thrilled to have been selected for the 2018 cohort of Forward Slash Story. I'm one of international 15 artists selected to attend a short creative lab/residency in Lamu, Kenya, designed to broker new international collaborations in a lab environment for technologists, writers, developers, and designers who work in uncharted territories. I can't wait to meet these other fine folks and see what we learn together!
This summer I also wrapped up a two-year fellowship as part of The Summer Institute on Objects, Places, and the Digital Humanities at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
We focused on the theory and practice of digital work for topics in art, architecture, urban history or material culture and training with tools for geospatial mapping, 3D modeling, photogrammetry, and data collection and visualization.
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.
I'm honored that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has chosen to award me and my collaborator Corey Halaychik, with the 2018 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award.
We are being honored for our creation and co-directorship of The Library Collective and our efforts "redefining and revitalizing professional development for librarians" with "accessible, practical learning for library professionals" and our "transparent, democratic approach" to programming. There's an interview with the two of us up on the ULS blog, too, that shares more about our motivation.
We'll accept the award in June at the 2018 American Library Association conference in New Orleans.