Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share your availability. For this fall, let’s plan to meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 3pm Eastern. So, please mark your calendars for our next session on Wednesday, September 14 at 3pm. Register here. All are welcome to join, even if you’ve never come before, and there’s no pressure to commit to being there every time.
For our next session I’d like to talk about Dear Science and Other Stories by Katherine McKittrick, especially “Curiosities (My Heart Makes My Head Swim)” and “Footnotes (Books and Papers Scattered About the Floor).” You might read them while listening to the playlist that McKittrick created in association with the book. I am especially interested in considering how we know what we know, how we show our work, and the roles of curiosity and wonder relative to knowledge.
In our discussion we might also revisit the introduction of How to Make Art at the End of the World by Natalie Loveless, and “Arts of Noticing” from Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World.
Some of you might recognize this selection of texts from our proposal to the American Studies Association annual meeting, which is coming up in November. My hope is that this discussion will give us an opportunity to think together about how we’d like to see Inkcap engage with the community of ASA members in a more formalized context than our usual mode of gathering. More broadly, it can be a chance for us to pause and consider where we see this group’s energy leading us, and what we’d like to pursue together in the months ahead.
Until then, wishing everyone moments of restoration and joy.