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Amaranth Borsuk publishes in special issue of Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has a longstanding practice of making her digital works open-source and available for modification. This month, she opened up her collaborative project Abra: A Living Text for a special issue of Enculturation edited by Helen Burgess (North Carolina State University) and Roger Whitson (Washington State University). The issue, "Critical Making and Executable Kits" features scholars open sourcing digital humanities projects with ...

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks in Texas

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Last week IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk visited Texas for two speaking engagements related to The Book. In San Antonio, Borsuk visited the Southwest School of Art, where she gave an artist's talk and met with students studying paper making, book arts, and letterpress printing. She then traveled to Victoria to speak in the American Book Review reading series at the University of Houston Victoria. Her talk there ...

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IAS faculty, staff, students, and alumni host and participate in &Now Festival of Innovative Writing

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On September 19-22 the UW Bothell and Cascadia College campuses hosted more than just incoming freshmen. Over 400 participants convened at Bothell for the &Now Festival of Innovative Writing, hosted this fall by the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics in conjunction with the program's annual fall Convergence on Poetics. ...

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Amaranth Borsuk's work exhibited in Kassel, Germany

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk is represented in the current exhibition at the KunstTempel in Kassel, Germany, curated by Friedrich Block. POESIS: Sparchekunst/Language Art (August 29–October 6, 2019) is "snapshot of international language art," featuring 63 artists from 17 countries. The show celebrates the 20th anniversary of the gallery and Block's p0es1s project. Borsuk's text generator Book of Dust will be one of the digital artworks shown. Book of Dust pays homage to Alison Knowles and James Tenney’s A House of Dust (1967), one of the earliest examples of computationally-generated poetry. The original program generated imaginative art installations as venues for happenings and community building using the following structure:

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Amaranth Borsuk interviewed on the Copyright Clearance Center's Beyond the Book podcast

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IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk gave a short interview on the Beyond the Book podcast this week. She and host Chris Kenneally discussed the book as both an interface and material container, touching on its changing form and its future. Listen here.

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