Everything always seems to happen at once, doesn't it? if:book is headed for a big August and September with new creative work across multiple platforms, art exhibitions, and live events happening around the world.
Mez Breeze and our mysterious anonymous author will be taking on the task of remixing work from the Australian public domain.
Mez is crafting a web-based remix of Anna Maria Bunn's nineteenth century novel The Guardian with installments to be posted weekly right here from this very site.
We will be releasing more details soon, but, during the Brisbane Writers Festival, it will be worth watching out for tweets from one Henry Savery, author of Australia's first novel.
From 14 to 18 August, our 28-volume database in print, Willow Patterns: The Complete 24-Hour Book will be shown in Vancouver as part of the Next Text Exhibition for the International Symposium of Electronic Art.
We are currently negotiating various exotic ways to get 32kg of book across the Pacific. And yes, it's just as challenging as you imagine.
Finally, our live writing event Memory Makes Us is headed to the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the United States. We'll be featuring two authors: Atlanta native Randy Osborne and project alumnus Paddy O'Reilly.
And, even if you can't make it to downtown Decatur for the event, you can follow the authors progress online at the project web site and leave your own memories to help inspire them. Details on theme and the event page will go live in August.
The writing will begin on Saturday 5 September.