Time, Sequence & Technology:
Book Art in the 21st Century
Hosted by Mills College and a Consortium of Bay Area Educators
The 2012 conference theme of “Time, Sequence & Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century” covers a broad range of concerns in contemporary bookmaking by encompassing both the conceptual and the practical. The conference will feature a multitude of events including a members exhibition, studio demonstrations, vendors fair, round table lunch discussions, tours of Bay Area book art venues, student panel of lightening talks, portfolio review for student members, members showcase, live auction, and panel presentation sessions.
Keynote Address by Buzz Spector
Buzz Spector has been making artists’ books since the seventies and is a major figure and theoretician in the contemporary fine art and book art fields. Spector's work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. Currently Dean of of the College and Graduate School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, he continues to have an active creative practice. A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Buzz will talk about the artist’s library as the studio of the future.
Banquet Speaker - Brewster Kahle
Brewster Kahle is a computer engineer, internet entrepreneur, activist, and digital librarian. Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive and theOpen Content Alliance, a group of organizations committed to making a permanent, publicly accessible archive of digitized texts. Kahle is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, the Television Archive, and the Internet Archive. He is a member of the advisory board of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program of the Library of Congress, and is a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure. In 2010 he was given an honorary doctorate in computer science from Simmons College, where he studied library science in the 1980s.