November 2018

Amaranth Borsuk interviewed by UW News on THE BOOK

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk’s work on The Book (2018, MIT Press) is highlighted in a new interview on the UW News site. The article, “Papyrus scrolls to Kindle and beyond: UW professor pens meditation on ‘the book,’” begins: “What is a “book” in the digital age — and what will it become? In a new book of her own, Amaranth Borsuk discusses the idea of “the book” through its incarnations as clay tablets, papyrus scrolls and the bound sheets of a codex on to the hyperlinked, multimedia format of the digital age.” Read the full interview.

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Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung present "Imagination Stations: Heads in the Cloud"

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IAS faculty members Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung presented their current research project "Imagination Stations: Heads in the Cloud" at the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA)—Out of Mind—in Toronto, Canada, November 15-18, 2018. The project involves ...

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Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali featured on King 5 TV and The News Tribune for their new public art work

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IAS Artists-in-Residence Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali’s latest collaborative  installation was prominently featured on King 5 TV and The News Tribune. On November 11, 2018 Ali and Sugano unveiled their new public artwork titled “Hello. How Are You?” on their own front yard located in Tacoma, Washington. Comprised of bright white letters measuring 4 feet in height, the large-scale outdoor installation spells out the common American greeting “Hello. How are you?” For their special launch event ...

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Ted Hiebert presents a meditation on "When thought insults itself"

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IAS faculty member Ted Hiebert presented a meditation on "When thought insults itself" at the Tuning Speculation 6 conference—Auscultations | Occultations, Listening to the Occult—in Bloomington, IN, November 2-4, 2018. The paper argues ...

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Kristopher Dane presents his research on the influence of building geometry on active shooter events

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On November 8, IAS alum Kristopher Dane presented his doctoral research “Does building geometry affect active shooter outcomes?” at the SecureWorld Expo in Seattle. His research discusses how current building standards for protective design focus on a “fortress” approach that does not effectively protect against contemporary attack vectors such as active shooters.  Furthermore, these standards provide little guidance to private building owners whose facilities are increasingly targeted by “active shooters.” His findings show that overall building geometry has an effect on ...

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