"Noospheria: this is an actual fragment of the universe enacted by human thought, culture, and knowledge - or lack thereof. It's a noospheric mix tape. It once was not, but is now, and soon, will not be. As Vladimir Vernadsky (conceiver of the noosphere) says, 'Therefore we may face the future with confidence. It is in our hands. We will not let it go.' Enjoy it. I know do, or at least, my reading of it conjures a feeling of enjoyment, which is suitable for the time being, but I can only peel the crust off so many sandwiches before my time is up. Huyghens be with you (and also with you)." Mary J. Levine, Editor-in-Chief
This volume begins with Timothy Schuler's essay, Commonplaces, which uses the idea of 'Commonplace' books to discuss the myth of ownership. Caroline Picard's essay, Bound With Bright, Beautiful Things, was first pitched as a small web essay, but grew into a different creature over time, with proprietary illustrations to match.
This volume also includes three separate, long-form interviews with Bruce Bickford (sculptor/artist), John M. Bennett (poet/artist), and Adam Levin (fiction author), which based on their content and rhythm we consider to be cornerstones for this collection.
Contributions from authors Jonathan Greenhause, D.E. Steward, Brandi Wells, Benjamin Merriman, and Lauren Goodman are also included.
Also, in the true spirit of Noospheria, we are including collaborative pieces from Kathleen Rooney/Elisa Gabbert, Quinton Hallett/Colette Jonopulos/Nancy Carol Moody/Laura LeHew, and a Toshiya Kamei-translated piece originally authored by Mexican author Julieta García González (1970 ). Blaster Al Ackerman also makes a rare appearance here, in a piece republished from his omnibus collection, printed by Feh! Press in 1994.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Anobium. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2839053941