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back to school, back to school
Hello friends! It’s September and the end of summer is rapidly approaching though the weather feels elsewise. The school year has started and while the new students still look a little lost and confused, our first class of the semester has already visited. We’re starting the semester off strong, and for this month, we have 3 main pieces of news.
First, we’ll be closed on Labor Day (9/4), but the day after that our new open house hours for fall semester kick in. Starting 9/5 those hours will be:
Mondays: 1 PM - 4 PM
Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursdays: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Fridays: 10 AM - 4 PM
We’ll let you know if/when any of that changes, but we’re happy to be back on a steady schedule again!
Also: if you’re coming our way to visit, make sure to check our website or this pinned post on our Mastodon profile for up-to-date hours, including any adjustments or cancellations. We’ve had some issues with certain unnamed search behemoths giving people incorrect information this summer, so just don’t trust anything that doesn’t come directly from us…
Second, Raquel Meyers, the first of our new cohort of practitioners in residence is here for the month of September!
While she’s in the area she’ll also be in residence with Denver Digerati, a featured artist as part of the Media Live festival at BMOCA, sharing work at Laramie County Community College, and working with our friends at Signal Culture. We’ll share event dates on our social media as they draw nearer, but in the meantime check out her work at her website: raquelmeyers.com.
Finally, the call for submissions to the ephemerMAL zine #4 is open!
This issue’s inspiration was selected by our friends at the Our Friend The Computer podcast, who offer the prompts: "what in your daily life are some myths of how technology can better your material well-being?" and "how do you challenge those myths". OFTC even found a review of the book from 1982 that includes the following quote: "technological innovations should be studied not as simple contributions to material well-being, but as interacting profoundly with the existing culture", which really fits with our whole thing around here.
As always, if you’d like to contribute: using the image below and the prompts as inspiration, send us any genre of writing (1000 words or less) or 2-D visual art (ideally sized to fit on folded letter/A4 paper). The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the deadline is Oct. 1!
That’s all for now! More soon -