This is a conference that McLuhanists and media ecologists, among others, would be interested in.
*an image from Sean Kernan, Secret Books
BABEL Conference: OFF THE BOOKS: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering
The BABEL Working Group is a non-hierarchical scholarly collective and para-institutional desiring-assemblage. BABEL’s chief commitment is the cultivation of a more mindful being-together with others who work alongside us in the ruined towers of the rubble of the post-historical university.
From Oct. 9-11, the University of Toronto will host the BABEL Working Group Conference “OFF THE BOOKS: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering.” The conference has a dual focus: on the one hand, a rigorous study of book history and media studies, and on the other, serious discussions about academic activism, para-academic pursuits, and the current state and future directions of the modern university. The conference also has a number of artistic and performative contributions.
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One Reply to “The BABEL Conference 2015: Off the Books, University of Toronto, October 9 -11”
So sorry that I will be in Toronto two days too late and that they haven’t a clue that I exist and re-iterate books in new forms. ; ]