critical essays, ed Williams & Bould
This is a thing now. Thanks to everyone involved, especially those involved behind the scenes. Includes the full text of Tim Etchells’ dazzling keynote piece, and an unusually straightforward, almost completely unencrypted introduction by me. “If you’re not born in an engineering town, you may be born in a town where the population get their living from Heritage tourism. They glue themselves to a rock & sieve the water for nutrients. They plan no escape. They plan no amputation. You wonder if they had energy when they were young, or if their projects were falling into decay even then. You wonder if you’re like them, if the people who come in your house think similar things about you.” Details and pre-ordering here.