The good folks at Toronto's Type Books have made this smashing stop-motion animation of their shelves mysteriously and mischievously reorganizing themselves after everyone has gone home. They position the video as a case for printed books, which it is, but it's also a great case for Type Books, which is an absolutely marvellous bookshop with great curated tables and a wicked kids' section. It's also smack in the middle of a really nice place to be: across the road is Trinity Bellwoods park (which, in the summer, includes a supervised kids' maker workshop with saws, hammers and other real tools, as well as music and costume play), and on the same block are The Japanese Paper Place (just what you'd expect!), White Squirrel Coffee (which does an amazing cold brew in the summer and great espresso year round) and Preloved, a store that makes beautiful clothes out of thrift-store finds, seconds and surplus textiles.
The Joy of Books
The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
On March 19, Tor Books will release my next book, Radicalized, whose four novellas are the angry, hopeful stories I wrote as part of my attempt to make sense of life in our current moment.
My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies.
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