June 2018

Amaranth Borsuk Interviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

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The LARB Blog has just published an interview with IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk about her new MIT Press volume, The Book. Borsuk's wide-ranging conversation with writer Andy Fitch covers how she came to write this book, the many historical forms the book has taken over time and in different regions, the affordances of the familiar codex, and what artists' books have to teach us about ...

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Lauren Berliner publishes Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner published Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media EmpowermentBased on over three years of participant action research with queer teen media-makers and textual analysis of hundreds of youth-produced videos and popular media campaigns, the book challenges popular ideas about online media culture as a platform for empowerment, cultural transformation, and social progress.  It offers a nuanced picture of openings that emerge for youth media producers as they ...

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IAS students publish the 2018 issue of Clamor

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Clamor is the campus’s literary and arts journal, focusing on work produce by UW Bothell student and alum.  As IAS faculty member and advisor to the students who create Clamor Amaranth Borsuk puts it, “Clamor is essential in building community around the arts on campus.  Creative students from across the disciplines see a home for their work between the journal’s covers, and the campus as a whole benefits from the enriching experience of reading the journal.”

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Amaranth Borsuk launches public project to define the book

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To accompany her recently-published volume The Book  (MIT Press, 2018), IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has launched a web project to expand our definition of an object we think we know intimately. At t-h-e-b-o-o-k.com, Borsuk is compiling crowd-sourced answers to the question What is the/a book?, which she has posed to over 100 artists, writers, scholars, publishers, and librarians. In her MIT Press volume, Borsuk defines the book with ...

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson speaks at the Smithsonian Institution on "Cultures of the Garden: The Hidden Histories of an American Obsession" (an author panel with Jennifer Atkinson and Dr. Robert S. Emmett). Atkinson's talk previewed her forthcoming book, Gardenlandin which she argues that gardening literature is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas: it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope and frustration, and tells a story about how Americans have ...

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