We had an event-filled weekend with presentations by Emily Spivak, Julia Weist and Sarah Nicholls.
Emily shared some of her stories from Sentimental Value.
Some of the crowd favorites were:
- a woman selling a dress that she had been levitated in
- a terrible case of sleep shopping
- a man who was selling a Jawbreaker hoodie that he had to buy back from an ex-girlfriend on ebay
Julia Weist presented her Archive of the Digital Lost.
The archive covers a wide array of subjects within the analog-digital divide. Some of the most compelling examples demonstrate metaphors for digital technology that keep a grasp on the analog world. Her archive questions the seemingly obvious, such as where did the “cloud” analogy originate?
Although some of the graphics are charmingly dated as they document our understanding of the Internet in its early 28k dial-up days, many objects in the archive bring awareness to rumors even savvy Internet users no longer question. For instance, who invented the Internet anyway? Julia invites contributions, more information at her site.
Sarah Nicholls and Phosphorescent Face Highlighter
On Sunday, Sarah Nicholls talked about her process in making the most expensive self-help book in the show, “Phosphorescent Face Highlighter.” The text are sampled from advice columns, modernist theory and the godfather’s of self-help – Landmark Forum, Weight Watchers and Alcoholics Anonymous. These contents are composed with handset type as well as linoleum cuts of hand drawn type.
This video serves as a supplement to the book. To create the animation, each frame was composed on paper and scanned.