I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Tiffany Whitehead, aka The Mighty Little Librarian, Mrs.Kirr’s Genius Hour Blogspot, and mrsreaderpants for the book speed dating resources provided on their blogs. — Structured in the form of an artists’ book club, ART 411 Seminar in Contemporary Art, a class at Penn State co-taught by Simone Osthoff, professor of art, and Henry Pisciotta, arts and architecture librarian, explores the book form as a medium, a metaphor, and also conceptually — as a site which simultaneously holds and produces content through original visual and verbal narrative structures and materials — and thus forges alternative forms of writing, of seeing, and of thinking.As part of the class, Osthoff and Pisciotta organized the event "Speed Dating Artists' Books" in the West Pattee library recently.Dylan Hargreave thinks I'm an actress paid to pose as his girlfriend at a North Carolina society wedding. Kendall Clarke, award-winning actuary, the veritable shining star of number crunchers who, just hours ago, learned her responsible fiance; (sorry, ex-fiance;) called off our wedding because he'd gotten one of my colleagues pregnant. Don't tell me you've never heard of Dylan Hargreave. I usually keep the brakes on, but as of now I'm taking a vacation.
The Promotion and Layout We made a variety of small and large posters and hung them in the English Hallways.
During the event, students and guests browsed through more than 200 artists’ books from Pattee Library's circulating collection, with participants checking out a number of them for later projects.
This book party was followed up a week later by a visit to the artists’ books in the Special Collections Library.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
Unlike normal dating, you have got five to 10 minutes to meet and create chemistry.
Because of this limited time, the way you dress and the questions you ask are really important. There are numerous other questions you can ask on a speed date if you rack your brains.
In the course, students learn that the book as an intermedia art form exists in an experimental terrain that challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries.
It further speaks to our multimedia digital environment, by referencing systems and codes as well as themes such as mapping, delay, travel, utopia, obsolescence, emptiness and socially engaged art.
Share your favorite books and authors (and get suggestions for books you might enjoy) in five-minute conversations with other readers.
Come alone or with a friend, but be sure to bring the title and author of at least one favorite book to exchange with other book lovers.