Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Book Arts Tuesday-Unbound

I was so disappointed last May when I had to let my better sense prevail and not add attendance to Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book to my already full schedule. So it was with great joy that I discovered that they recorded all the panels and have made them all available online both as video and podcasts. Here is the schedule:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Location: 6-120 (Building 6, room 120)

6:00 PM — Welcome remarks

Amaranth Borsuk and Gretchen Henderson

6:05-7:30 PM — Performance

In conjunction with the Purple Blurb reading series.
Participants: Christian Bök, with opening poems by MIT undergraduate writers Alvin Mwijuka and Aimee Harrison.
Registration is NOT REQUIRED for this event

Friday, May 4, 2012

Morning Location: 14N-118 (Building 14, North Wing, Room 118)

10:00-11:30 AM — Open House at MIT Institute Archives, Special Collections, and Conservation Lab

Participants: Stephen Skuce, Pat Olson, and other MIT archivists and conservators.

Afternoon Location: Bartos Theater and Lower Atrium (Building E15–former Media Lab, 20 Ames Street), lower level, directions here)

11:30 AM — Check-in opens at the registration desk in the lower atrium

Please check in early to ensure seating in the Bartos Theater.

12:45-1:00 PM — Welcome remarks

Amaranth Borsuk and Gretchen Henderson

1-2:30 PM — Unbinding the Book

Participants: Bonnie Mak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), James Reid-Cunningham (Boston Athenaeum), Wyn Kelley (MIT Literature), Mary Fuller (MIT Literature)
Moderator: Gretchen Henderson (MIT Writing and Humanistic Studies)

2:30-3:00 PM — Coffee Break / Interactive Showcase

Interactive Showcase participants will be on hand to discuss their projects.

3-4:30 PM — Reshaping the Book

Participants: Christian Bök (University of Calgary), Bob Stein (ifBook, New York), Gita Manaktala (MIT Press)
Moderator: Amaranth Borsuk (MIT Writing and Humanistic Studies and Comparative Media Studies)

4:30-5:00 PM — Coffee Break / Interactive Showcase

5:00-6:00 PM — Electronic Literature and Future Books

In conjunction with The MIT Communications Forum
Participants: N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University), Rita Raley (University of California Santa Barbara), Nick Montfort (Comparative Media Studies and Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, MIT)
Moderator: David Thorburn (MIT Literature and Comparative Media Studies)

6:00-7:00 PM — Q&A including all participants

7:00-8:30 PM — Reception / Interactive Showcase / MIT Press Book Fair

The dialogue continues as guest posts are added.

1 comment:

Mo Crow said...

These are fascinating Susan, thank you so much for sharing, we live in such an amazing 21st C world!

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