The Projector

Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

“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

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 · 1 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