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UChicago News: Never the Same June 7th Symposium on Grassroots Archiving

Jun 05, 2013

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Down the Rabbit Hole / Alternate Reality: A Transmedia Gaming Project

Jun 04, 2013

Grey City chases The Maroon Rabbit, part of the transmedia game "The Project", through magical portals, chilling initiations, and a cathartic finale this spring quarter. View article here.

UChicago Workshop on Jamming, UChicago News

Oct 24, 2012

“Form follows function” is a catchphrase of architects and designers, but a workshop at the University of Chicago will evaluate whether new fabrication techniques and constructions of randomly aggregated particles may already be chipping away at the foundations of that stalwart concept. 

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Where Theory and Practice Make Perfect, Wall Street Journal

Sep 11, 2012

Another piece of the university's arts initiative is the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, launched last year with the Grays' $5 million contribution and an additional $1.4 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to sponsor Mellon fellows.  Read article.

The New Yorker gives a portrait of Alison Bechdel

Apr 23, 2012

Judith Thurman from the New Yorker writes a feature on Alison Bechdel, cartoonist, and current Gray Center fellow. Together with Hillary Chute, an English professor at the University and comic book theorist, Bechdel is experimenting with Lines of Transmission: Comics and Autobiography, a Mellon Fellowship which seeks to uncover new terms with which to engage nonfiction comics. 

The whole article can be found here.