Tuesday, November 3, 2015


For the past six years Emily Carr University of Art and Design has urged us to attend its Thursday night On Edge Reading Series. Just what there is to be "on edge" about is a mystery to me, as I have never felt more bound to a centre than I am when reading the work of most of this series' participants.

Perhaps the series title pertains not to the style and content of its participants' literary work, but to anxieties about reading and writing (at least of the ink and paper variety), something ECUAD's technocrat president, Ron Burnett, believes interferes with the institution's role as a property development anchor and a trainer of digital minions.

The image atop is from Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language (2014), a scene near the beginning where untitled characters stop at a book table. A central character in this film is a dog. Not this dog, or this dog, but this dog.

Here are some books for sale at the ECUAD library:

Here is a poster for ECUAD's On Edge Reading Series:

Here is a most recent poster for ECUAD's On Edge Reading Series and what looks to be its replacement, the more Floridian Creative Action Labs:

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