The Science Of Obscurity Has Vague Ties to Science
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on May 18, 2010 4:40PM
The Science of Obscurity will take place July 10.
From what we know about CUL, nothing is too weird or obscure. If it’s something you wrote, drew, or produced, it’s worthy. Last year, there was an exhibit titled “Junk Drawer,” in which zine author Eric Bartholomew sorted through his junk drawer and tried to sort out where it all came from. There was also this, which must have some sort of logical explanation. For further inspiration as to what you could present at The Science of Obscurity, we quote from the event’s facebook page:
Although space is limited, they’ll squeeze as many exhibits in as they possibly can. They’re accepting submissions (a few sentences explaining your idea are fine) through June 1 via email@example.com.
- Plot the effects that prolonged exposure to an audio recording of your poetry has on cattle grazing patterns over a six month period.
- Place a page of your manuscript in three different kinds of potting soil: plain (control), loved (variable 1), and unloved (variable 2).
- Design the ideal underwater adventure suit for your novel's hero, whether or not your novel at any point occurs underwater.
Or, perhaps you're not proud enough of your work to display it. Maybe you are actually quite bitter that it didn’t turn out as you hoped. Or maybe you harbor aggression towards a certain publication. Then you can participate in the trebuchet book launch. CUL will provide the trebuchet. You provide the zine, magazine, chapbook or textbook. Read a paragraph, then launch it into space!
The Science of Obscurity, Chicago Underground Library's Science Fair + Book Launch, Jupiter Outpost, 1139 W Fulton Market, July 10, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., BYOB