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Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Announcement: Textshop Experiments 5 Flash Reason Released

This week, I am pleased to announce the release of the next issue of Textshop Experiments. This is especially noteworthy because it’s the first issue featuring guest editors, and–in addition … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading by Design … The Great Gatsby

Next semester, I’m teaching another class related to book history and publishing.  This course will examine the history and evolution of book design and, specifically, cover art.  The question that … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Field Work, Watercolor

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing with Scissors: A Review

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance By Ellen Gruber Garvey. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. 62 ill. HC $115, Pb … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

LIVE: Textshop 4 … From Digital to Print

I am happy to announce the release of Textshop Experiments’  Volume 4: From Digital to Print. Contents 100 Questions About Writing And The Future by Jimmy Butts Printed Animals by … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 is for TEXTSHOP

TextshopExperiments.org

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Classic Comics Covers

For those who know me and my work, it’s no secret that I am interested the relationships between texts and images.  So much so that I’ve straddled the line between … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tree for the Enlightened Watercolor

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to the John Trumbulls

This semester, I again find myself teaching two surveys on early America (situated in both English and History Departments).  Each semester, I try to mix up the program and reading … Continue reading

November 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sell/fish Fault Finder

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

July 24, 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

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