Blurring Boundaries Exhibition display

Blurring Boundaries
Art, Artifacts, Scholarship, and Treatises that promote a blurring of boundaries:
of time, of reality, of geography, of culture, of methodology, and of distinct discipline


Special Collections and Archives Exhibition
James B. Duke Library
2 February - 29 May 2009

Reception
20 February 2009
4-6 pm
In addition to refreshments, Omar Carmenates will be sharing his musical contribution live at the reception.

Pitts Room, James B. Duke Library

Introduction

Contemplating the extraordinary Greek Orthodox Bible donated to Furman University in 2007, the quality upon which I often remark is its indefinable nature. Is this a sacred tome? An example of Travel Literature? A utilitarian component of a Greek Orthodox service? An exquisite piece of jewelry? A rare book for Special Collections? Art of unparalleled craftsmanship and beauty? Perhaps it is all of the above. Knowing that correlations between Science and Religion directed this gift to our archives blurs still more boundaries. And thus the title.

The contributors to this exhibition are a collection of talented individuals who have stretched conventions, merged unexpected ideas and techniques, expanded definitions and perceptions; and offered new context and constructs:
  • Lloyd Benson, Diane Boyd, Cort Haldaman, Andrew Mansbach, Wade Shepherd, and Mike Winiski, "Live from New York Ö, Boston, Louisville, and New Orleans ..."
  • Chris W. Blackwell, "The Electronic Edition of the Archimedes Palimpsest"
  • Charles L. Brewer, John B. Watson
  • Michael Brodeur, "His Best Friendís Wife"
  • Omar Carmenates, Live Performance of "The Fabian Theory"
  • Jenny L. Colvin, "Chess Pieces"
  • Mary E. Fairbairn, "Reality and Virtuality"
  • Brian C. Goess, Greg G. Springsteen, Mike Winiski, and Mac Felmly, "The Bio-Organic Wiki Project"
  • Eli V. Hestermann, "Beverage or Cure"
  • Michael Kohl and Susan Hiott, Behrend Collection, Special Collections, Clemson University
  • Andrew Mansbach and Pongracz Sennyey, Furman Digitization Center
  • Robert G. and Sheri Schwartz, Greek Orthodox Bible
  • David E. Shaner, Place of Peace
  • Joni Tevis, "Cornell: Science and Art"
DebbieLee Landi, Special Collections Librarian

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