Medicinal Bike-Book-Machines in Java

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  Fauzi Baim is a jamu seller with a difference. In Indonesia, Jamu is a traditional medicine predominantly practised on the island of Java; it is claimed to have originated in the 1300s during the… Continue reading

C20 Surabaya

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Surabaya is a hot city. It was 41 degrees when we arrived, but we were welcomed into the very ‘cool’ library and event space called C20. The name comes from the the street… Continue reading

Interference Archive

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Aside from its excellent choice of title – the Interference Archive also has one of the best slogans of any collection: Preservation through Use. I met with volunteer librarian Vero Ordaz in Brooklyn… Continue reading

Reanimation Library

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      It was Charlie Macquarie of the excellent Library of Approximate Locations who recommended I visit the Reanimation Library in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Gowanus. Andrew Beccone is the founder and director of this… Continue reading

Postnatural Libraries

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If we were to propose a place in the library to locate the postnatural, it would not be alongside ecology, biology, or even the Anthropocene; instead it would exist in a wormhole that… Continue reading

Things to do outside a New York Public Library

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Amanda Palmer, eight months pregnant and exquisitely painted, recreates Damien Hirst’s Verity statue (top) in a performance art piece for the New York Public Library’s children’s book drive. Proud papa-to-be Neil Gaiman (bottom)… Continue reading

Meet the Stag Library

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The Stag Library is located in Vancouver and run from the private residence of artists Gabriel Saloman and Aja Rose Bond. Although it is currently in hiatus while Gabriel and Aja pursue adventures in… Continue reading

Charlie Macquarie and the Psychic Adventure Library

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Charlie Macquarie is an archivist and artist formerly of Nevada, now resident of Bay Area. He has an awesomely titled library-archive project called: A Library of Approximate Locations and Location Approximations through the… Continue reading

Library as Material

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  *front image credit: Courtesy of Helen Horgan 2011

The Prelinger Library: A public externalisation of your brain

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[The following is an edited conversation with Rick and Megan Prelinger about their archive space in San Francisco which took place on May 20, 2015] Every wednesday, The Prelinger library opens to the… Continue reading