K. A. Wisniewski

An Introduction to Book-Binding … Workshop

Two weeks ago, my paper history course had its latest workshop, on printing.  We were fortunate to use the under-utilized printing facility at Stevenson in a workshop led by printer, … Continue reading

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Sounding Out Supplements: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s Influences, Inspirations & Impersonations I’ve been so invested in the History of Paper class, it recently occurred to me that there have been no posts here on another … Continue reading

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Sleep Habits & Literary Production

Sleep deprivation is a major problem these days, leading to a host of physical and emotional problems.  It has been the focus of many studies in recent decades, and, just … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Types of Book-Binding: An Introduction

    Building on what I’ve called the Right PATH method (Performance/Production, Aesthetic, Theory, History), I wanted to add a little supplemental guide to types of binding we will cover … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS 4

It’s in the works!  Coming Soon . . .

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Camera-Friendly Copenhagen

I can’t believe that it’s been five years since I visited the city of Copenhagen!  This week I was looking through some old photos, in part looking through shots to … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Quotes from John Adams

This week in my early America class, we reviewed the presidency of John Adams.  As fate would have it, our session happened to land on Adams’ birthday.  Part of this … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The History of Paper: Getting to Gutenberg

It’s midterms here! Below is a brief review of some of the work and ideas covered in my History of Paper course. The course blog documents a bit more:  https://mulberrymummiesmarshes2017.wordpress.com/. … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ian McKellen, Teacher: A Note on Teaching Gesture

In the last few years, I’ve noticed a major shift in my research and in my methods of teaching: a focus on performance.  Part of my thinking is a turn … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Best Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

Well, I’m officially halfway through my course on Bob Dylan, and a clear, singular reading of Bob Dylan, the artist, is seemingly further away than ever.  But perhaps this is … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pursuit of the Pawpaw: A Sneak Preview

What’s that? A fruit that tastes like a mix between a banana and a mango and that is indigenous to North America?  Curious?  If you’ve never heard of the pawpaw, … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What a Twit!

twit, n.1 Pronunciation: Brit. /twɪt/ U.S. /twɪt/ Forms:  Also 15 twyte. Frequency (in current use): Etymology: < twit v. 1. a.  An act of twitting; a (light) censure or reproach; … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

5

This week I received an email notification from WordPress that five years ago I opened this account / website.  Although I receive about 250 visitors each month now, I have … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sampling: The Introduction to the History of Paper Course

I’m very excited about the upcoming weeks of my History of Paper course.  I’ve already blogged about setting up the course blog and the first posts will appear soon.  I … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper Infographics

Walter Ong’s classic Orality and Literacy will be one of the first texts we’ll read in my “History of Paper” course this fall.  Attached to this reading/discussion, I’ll ask each … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper

We’re just a week away from the fall semester!  I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 3

Finally, I’ve come to the last part of this series on student projects…in retrospect, I now wish I’ve created a separate website to host or curate all of these projects.  … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series on student projects from this past semester.  The last post featured videos of place-based historical studies.  This post shares some images from a … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 1

For the next few posts, I wanted to share something a little different: samples of student work produced this past spring.  I’ve been teaching American History courses for the past … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shadow of the Moon Turns 20

A few weeks ago, I was asked to contribute an essay on music/history, and, as exciting as the project seemed, I’m afraid I’ll have to turn the offer down.  But … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Wide Image July 2017

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper-making History: Some Bookmarks

Last fall, I taught courses in the history of graphic design and the history of printing (both Visual Arts courses).  Before I got things started, I posted an entry here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some Flag House Photos

Last week, I spoke at the Start-Spangled Flag House in Baltimore.  The museum is truly one of the hidden gems of Baltimore. Located at the edge of Little Italy and … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

6

Last week marked my sixth month on Instagram.  Not a big deal for most, I suppose, but at the beginning of the year I decided to create a page for … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Summer Work 2017 — The Road Ahead

Well, another semester has finally come to an end, which typically means a new transition–a new type of busy season–is about to begin.  I can’t believe I haven’t formally posted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Just Released: Textshop Experiments #3

I’m happy to announce the latest issue of Textshop Experiments.  I hope you enjoy it! I haven’t posted in a while and, hopefully, I’ll change that soon!  I’ll share a … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forthcoming Textshop Issues: 2017-2018

Our next issue is only one week away!!! As we make the final edits to the forthcoming issue of TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS . . . Here’s what’s scheduled down the production … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Release of Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

It’s been a busy winter so far.  I’ll resume my monthly posts shortly. In the meantime, in case you missed it, in December, Felix Burgos and I published the second … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

A New Video from Calypso Editions

Last week, I completed a promotional video for Calypso Editions.  Lots of exciting work being done here. Calypso’s members are currently reviewing our fall submissions.  We are very excited for … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

TE Tours and Detours (Special Issue) Coming Soon . . .

Coming in December . . . Textshop Experiments‘ Tours & Detours (Special Issue)…  

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Manneqart; or, Marvels at a Mall

September was a month of overload here . . . A few days off following surgery have allowed some time to catch up on the blog and post some of … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Projector Period: New Website

A very short post today to announce that my new website http://www.projectorperiod.com is now live. The Projector site will house my up-to-date C.V. and slowly develop into my professional site.  Why … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Course Design Matters: A New Course Blog & Some Reflections

‘Course Design Matters: ART 335 “Origins & Issues in Design”: Course Blog https://coursedesignmatters.wordpress.com Teaching is an important part of my life.  I’ve spent the last 12 years working in higher … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blue Structure — Calypso Editions’ Latest Title

Blue Structure by Jan Freeman 68 pages $15.00/Book Calypso Editions Acclaim for Blue Structure “In this strangely beautiful and long-awaited collection, Jan Freeman again brings her rich, lyric gift to bear on … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electracy is spreading . . .

Electracy is spreading . . . We are mixing and we were going to (re)mix. One month left to submit to Textshop Experiments‘s Tours & Detours issue. Visit our website … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Printing History Videos: Some Bookmarks

This fall I will be teaching a course on printing history.  This post is really just a set of bookmarks for me–especially for the early weeks on Gutenberg and the … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shopping in Tuscany

To celebrate the last month of summer holidays, I’d like to share my poem “Shopping in Tuscany” and the story behind it.  Like a lot of my poems that appear … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Video from Textshop Experiments

Our new promotional video / Call for Papers for Textshop Experiments. For our next issue, TOURS & DETOURS, we are accepting traditional essays, video essays, experimental intermedia projects, book reviews, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

CALL FOR PUBLICATIONS Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) http://textshopexperiments.org/ Issue #2: Tours & Detours The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Textshop (T)issue

I am pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039). This issue collects a variety of experimental essays, tissues, in one way or another, connected to the … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Chapbook Making Faces

I am happy to announce the release of my new poetry chapbook, Making Faces. The book is now available via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UwLwDp. Thanks to everyone who has supported this work. … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Poetry at Coldnoon & Sour Grapes

I have a new set of poems recently published at Coldnoon Travel Poetics: The International Journal of Travel Writing and a poem in the regional journal Sour Grapes (finally, a journal … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Bob Brown Bio & Roving Eye Press Book Review

This month, Roving Eye Press celebrates the first biography of Robert Carlton “Bob” Brown, written by Craig Saper and published by Fordham University Press and Empire State Editions. Contemporary publishing, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon . . . Textshop Experiments Issue 1

Coming Soon . . . Textshop Experiments We are now three weeks away from the release of Issue #1: Textshop (T)issues For our inaugural issue, the editors seek multi-modal projects … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Origins and Issues in Design

I’m offering a new course at UMBC in the fall: ART 335 “Origins & Issues in Design”. Remember when life was simpler, and you didn’t have to advertise your courses? … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Catalog, News & Book Tours

In December, Calypso Editions published Lullaby for a Hanged Man by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki  (and translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood).  Calypso is happy to report that Hubert and Julia are … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upcoming DH Workshop at UMBC

Untagling Text: An Introduction to the Digital Humanities Workshop by M. Kirschenbaum & R. Vigilanti (MITH)

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scrabble Friday

Scrabble Friday at work… Electracy on the brain?

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Textshop Experiments Promotional Posters

Textshop Experiments is an open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze the apparatus of … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digital Exhibition: Mill Girls

During the Fall 2015 semester, I helped Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci teach a graduate seminar entitled “Women and American Periodicals” at UMBC.  The course highlighted some of the United States’ most … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Short List of Word Cloud Generators

In the last post, I shared four word cloud silhouettes of texts from revolutionary America.  And at the end of 2015, I shared a list DH journals.  I thought it … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Multi-modal Pedagogy & Word Cloud Silhouettes

For the past four years, I have tried to incorporate a digital or multi-modal project in every course I teach. Since not all students are English or History majors, my … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS

Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) is a new open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Interview at Rkvry Quarterly

Last week, I was interviewed by Mary Akers, author and Editor-in-Chief at R.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal.  We talked about the writing process, my experiences in publishing, and my short piece … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Poem in the Tule Review

I just received the latest issue of The Tule Review, published by the Sacrament Poetry Center, which includes my poem, “Venus and Mars, the Leviathan.”

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lullaby for a Hanged Man

JUST RELEASED: The latest title from Calypso Editions… Lullaby for a Hanged Man Fiction · English · by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki · Translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood · 86 pages Lullaby for … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bon Anniv, Roland Barthes!

How should we best celebrate the 100th birthday of French critic Roland Barthes (1915-1980)? How do we read the man who read anything as text?  I was first dawn to … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Short List of DH Journals

One of the (many) challenges of incorporating a collaborative DH project into the classroom is finding balance…balance between the scope and content of the course itself and the history, tools … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Praise for Roving Eye Press

As Roving Eye Press begins work on our next set of publications for 2016, I reflect on what we’ve already achieved.  Since Fall 2014, we have re-published four Bob Brown … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just published…New Poems and an Essay

Just published… My poem “Hands Off” @ Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal. Translations of Marcel Lecomte‘s “Interior” and “Forest” @ PING-PONG. A flash-fiction/creative essay hybrid on blues musician Peppermint Harris, “A … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renaming the Streets of Paris

My courses often integrate contemporary news stories and topics in memorialization and public culture.  With a chapter in my dissertation focused on hoaxes and after my recent post of selecting … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Open Call/Reading Period & Recent Titles

Call for Manuscripts Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective, publishes four books each year. In order to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Redesigned 10: The Future of Our Money

Yesterday, an L.A. bookstore started a campaign to make literary icon Joan Didion the female face of the ten dollar bill (#JoanOnTheTen).  Didion is arguably more popular than ever.  Last … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

My London Pub Quad

It’s difficult to imagine London without pubs.  There’s something special about them. Their history? The experience? The booze? I don’t know.  While my English allegiance and affinities lie with the … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Goudy!

If there were an individual, readily recognized quality, or characteristic which the type designer could incorporate in drawings that would make any one type more beautiful, legible, or distinguished than … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sell/fish Fault Finder

A Pun.–(We abominate puns). Some weekly finds; or this is what I do.  

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing & Loneliness

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” ~Jean-Paul Sartre In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Two-Shoes

This week I was looking up where the expression “goody two-shoes” originated.  A friend used it in conversation and I remarked or rather asked whether or not this is even … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to Len Fulton . . . and his Small Press Review

Last week I received an email from Susan Fulton Raymond and Kathleen Glanville, editor and publisher of the The Small Press Review, that the May-June 2015 issue would be the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Summer Progress

Summer plans have been largely restricted to completing my dissertation.  The carousel forever goes round… I’m constantly struggling with finding that perfect balance between argument and narrative, especially with some … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Helper

My summer helper and writing buddy. Enough said.    

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Type: Zapf!

Noted type designer, typographer, and calligrapher Hermann Zapf died last week, on June 4, at his home in Darmstadt, Germany at the age of 96.  The creator of approximately 200 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Switching to Summer Gears… and Marcel Lecomte’s “Carnival”

As I switch gears this summer to complete chapters on my dissertation, I predict that I won’t add many posts to this blog throughout the summer. I have nearly completed … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Over Sea, Under Stone at 50

Summer has begun, which in my case means concentrating full force on my dissertation, I remember when it meant something not all that different…summer reading.  When I was small, Friday … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flanders Fields

Today marks the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s war poem “In Flanders Fields.”  McCrae, a Canadian writer, artist and soldier/surgeon in the Great War, was inspired to write the poem … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

There, B’More Gray Matters

Baltimore will always be my city.  I was born here, and, no matter where I move, it seems I always come back.  The violence following the death of Freddie Gray … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s 1450-1950

Brown invents a type of slapstick poetic burlesque. Calling it visual poetry is too staid and decorous; call it scratch & scrawl. ~Craig Saper I am happy to announce that … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Twelve Ways of Looking . . . at a Textshop

[NOTEBOOK/FRAGMENTS . . .] The book imitates the world as art imitates nature. ~Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari For Deleuze & Guattari, the tree serves as an image or metaphor … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

UK Research

For most of March, I’ve honed in on my dissertation–finishing up research on two chapters and writing.  I spent nearly two weeks in England attending a conference on eighteenth-century print … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ulmer Textshop Goes Live!

For the past year, I served as an editorial assistant on Greg Ulmer’s collection of essays Electracy: Gregory L. Ulmer’s Textshop Experiments.  The anthology compiles a number of Ulmer’s previously … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toad Suck #5: With New Translations of Marcel Lecomte

This week, I received copies of the latest issue of the Toad Suck Review, which published a number of my translations of Marcel Lecomte‘s poetry. Among the laundry list of … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions

Just after New Year, I was invited to join Calypso Editions, an artist-run, small press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective.  More … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Remix

I am fan of the work of Punctum Books and the journal postmedieval and, to some extent, those theorists investigating Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO).  I am especially interested in the ways … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Broadside

In November, I began talks with the folks at Hot Air Press to reprint a limited edition broadside of the Francis Hopkinson poem “Ode” for a July 2015 release.  The … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Train Garden

For the past thirty years, my father has built and displayed a train set for the holidays.  What started with one train and a handful of buildings has grown into … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roving Eye Press: Open Access

The first series of Roving Eye Press has officially been released and sent out to friends of the press and reviewers.  The books are available in Hardcover, Kindle, and now … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

November Work

I survived my week of three talks on top of my usual schedule of classes, meetings, and other duties… On Monday, I delivered a short talk at the Dresher Center … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bollman’s Bridge

In my last post, I noted my rediscovery of photos and files of my short-lived journal The Bridge . . . Speaking of bridges (literally): my favorite . . . … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bridge: A Travel Writing … Archive

This weekend, I found a collection of photos in storage from a journal I tried to start while studying at the University of Baltimore: The Bridge: A Journal for Travel … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bel Air’s Post Office … And Tudor Hall

For the past semester, I’ve been re-thinking about post offices. My ongoing project Maryland by Mail (still under construction) examines the ways in which individuals use and explore online maps, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Named Residential Fellow at The Dresher Center, UMBC

I was recently named a 2014 Residential Fellow at The Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC. The Fellowship provides me with an office in the new Performing Arts and … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roving Eye Press

This summer, while preparing for my comprehensive exams, I was offered the great honor of managing the (re)construction of Roving Eye Press, a peer-reviewed, scholarly press dedicated to re-issuing the … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Published Poem & Review

My poem “How to Fold a Map” was recently published in latest issue of The Clackamas Review.       And I recently reviewed Redell Olsen’s Film Poems (Los Angeles: … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comment to Chappelle?

Please check out my latest article on Dave Chappelle, entitled, “Comment to Chappelle:  The Return of Dave Chappelle and the Future of Comedy” appearing in the online magazine, The Artifice. … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chappelle @ Radio City

  This past week, it was announced that Dave Chappelle will do a number of shows at the Radio City Music Hall, June 20-27. To promote the shows, last night, … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Washington Press

This Date in History Sentimental? Perhaps.  I certainly enjoy anniversaries . . . those “this-date-in-history” snippets in print or on television.  Yesterday, I was reading up on printing history and … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

APHA Visit to Baltimore Museum of Industry

Overview of our Tour Despite having been born and raised in Baltimore, it’s funny that I don’t remember ever visiting the Baltimore Museum of Industry, not on a Saturday family … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

UMBC Insights Blurb

Kevin Wisniewski, LLC Doctoral Student, Named 2014 Michael Denker Chesapeake Chapter Fellow Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral student Kevin A. Wisniewski was recently named a 2014 Michael Denker Chesapeake Chapter Fellow … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, & Culture Review

After hearing horror stories of the closets that 3-5 graduate students often share throughout their doctoral work and seeing first-hand the tiny spaces in which some full-time professors reside, I … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rethinking Intellectual Activism @ LLC

This weekend Emek Ergun and a committee of doctoral students in the Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD Program at UMBC held our first annual graduate student conference: “Rethinking Intellectual Activism.” … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

My First Artist Book: Davy Crockett

It’s amazing how many books and papers and little knickknacks and strange odds and ends we accumulate each year.  Every spring, I sell, donate, recycle, shred and throw away, piles … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interaction, Performance and Introductions to Bodies and Space

I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion on the current state of interactivity in new media art.  The forum is the first in the 2014 series from … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching Digital History: A Review

Teaching History in the Digital Age. By T. Mills Kelly. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013. 184 pp. HC $70.00; OA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/dh.12146032.0001.001) This year, nearly three thousand … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

DRUCKWORKS @ UMBC

Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 20 Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Joy’s Joy”: Eileen Joy of Punctum Books Visits UMBC

With help from several groups on campus, Craig Saper and I have announced Eileen Joy as our first guest speaker (in what I hope will be many) related to the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recent Work

It’s been a busy summer and the fall already promises to be the busiest semester yet.  Lots of projects in the works . . . Lots to still do on … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Exercise in Nomadic Thought . . .

Or How to Make a New Hat. Last December, I made a small pamphlet to one of my classes–it was part guide and commentary and part info-graphic responding to Walter … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Future of Printing . . . Never Tasted so Good!

The future of printing (and scholarship) is no longer the words on the page, no longer what you think about their conveyed meaning but how you (inter)act, how you create, … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MD/BY/MAIL: Omeka v. WordPress

I originally intended the second part of my review of Omeka to highlight a few specific benefits and problems or limitations in working with the platform.  Things have picked up … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chappelle Resurfaces, L.A.Times Interview

On March 1, patrons at New York’s Comedy Cellar were pleasantly surprised when Dave Chappelle took to the stage unannounced.  Of course, this was not the first pop-in performance from Chappelle.  With friends … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

AWP 2013

With over five hundred scheduled events, seven hundred exhibitors, nearly two thousand panelists, and twelve thousand attendees, the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) is … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Introduction to Omeka.net

In the past, I’ve been a bit nervous about learning a new program, a new tool, etc.  While studying publishing, I learned Adobe’s Photoshop and InDesign as well as Quark. … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Thought on the Interactivity in Manovich’s New Media

Alexander R. Galloway begins his article “What is New Media? Ten Years After The Language of New Media” by bluntly noting all of the “fluff” being published on the digital.  … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Language of New Media: An Overview

Introduction After recently reading Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History (MIT Press, 2012), Randall Packer and Ken Jordan’s anthology Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality (Norton, 2002), and the collection The … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

If You Love Books…

The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books Mark Twain said, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computing Computing 2.0

Computing: A Concise History By Paul E. Ceruzzi MIT Press, 2012, 175 pages, $11.95, ISBN: 9780262517676 As the previous post points out, my initial reading of Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computing Computing

The first required reading for my “Digital Humanities” course was Paul E. Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History (MIT Press, 2012).  There’s usually a formula things, to a course’s rubric, to … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse (New York: Siglio, 2012). I’ve been playing with this book for the past couple of months.  I’m sure that poets, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Digital Humanities Course & DH Tool, Part 1

This spring, I have enrolled in an independent study on the Digital Humanities under Professor Helen J. Burgess of the UMBC English Department.  The independent study, taken with three other … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Intimacy Between Guests: A Micro-Review

There’s a lot that gets read in a week and a lot more that gets lost sliding from one book to another, clicking from one screen to the next.  But … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

What’s in a Monograph?

In the past weeks, there’s been a flurry of activity—articles, online posts and blogs, etc.—discussing the future of the monograph. Of course, discussions around the crises in scholarship and criticism … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Opening Post: 2012 Progress

2012 Work in Review Publications Book Reviews William Parks: The Colonial Printer in the Transatlantic World of the Eighteenth Century, by A. Franklin Parks. The Maryland Historical Magazine 107.3 (Fall 2012): … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment