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Linkubator Friday Roundup | January 23 - 29

Linkubator Friday Roundup | January 23 – 29

It seems like everyone’s coming out of their January reverie to create some serious buzz online with all the excellent link sharing that’s happening! Which is a long-winded way of saying that the web was hoppin’ this week, so enjoy all of our favorites. New features: Performing artist Rob Dz recorded an album in Madison...
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived materials in his work. Below is an excerpt from...
Featuring: Bobby Sayers

Featuring: Bobby Sayers

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Bobby Sayers to the Library as Incubator Project. Bobby’s “We Make New” sculpture created for the Artworks in Libraries program for Scottish Book Week caught my eye and I knew he’d have some interesting perspectives to share about libraries. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who...
Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with Rob Dz, who found the resources to record his first full length album at the library’s Media Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In previous posts, we’ve...
Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

Fractal Origami and Community Art at the USC Libraries

This story was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The USC Libraries bring us the story of a unique community art project that demonstrates the interplay of art, math, and science. Thanks to Nathan Masters for bringing this to our attention! ~ Laura With nearly 50,000 business cards, the USC Libraries recently constructed an origami model of a...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 16 - 22

Friday Linkubator Roundup | January 16 – 22

So many amazing things came across our computers this week, and we could not be more excited to share it all with you! Enjoy our new features and everything that tickled our fancy in this week’s roundup! New features: Another library joins the local music hosting revolution – Edmonton Public Library launches a new digital...
Featuring: Erica Harney

Featuring: Erica Harney

Today we are pleased to welcome visual artist Erica Harney to the Library as Incubator Project. Erica’s exploration of information, ideas, and social constructs is fascinating and offers an intriguing lens through which to view libraries of various kinds. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Today’s feature comes to us from Virginia Public Library in Virginia, MN. The library has a partnership with a local quilt guild wherein a different quilt artist shows their work in the library each month. Library director Nancy Maxwell put us in touch with adult services librarian Susan Hoppe, who answered some questions about the...
Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

Edmonton Public Library’s First Digital Public Space

More today from Rabble, the killer new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create & share their own local music collections.  Our friend Kelly Hiser kicked this series off earlier in the month (check out all of Kelly’s posts for us HERE), and today we hear from one of the pilot libraries for the program.  ~Erinn...
Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Featuring: Lisa Congdon

This feature was originally posted on January 31, 2013. Here at the Incubator, we’re big fans of illustration; to us, pictures are the most important part of every story, and we love tracking down the artist behind our favorites. I fell in love with Lisa Congdon’s work recently, and was delighted to learn more about...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | January 10 - 16

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | January 10 – 16

Oh boy oh boy, it was an exciting week for libraries, the internet, and free access!  Mostly because of Oregon Trail – you know you can play it online now, right?? (See link in Fun stuff below!) And we had some kick-butt features. Check it out! New features: Another great post from the folks at...
Featuring: Kate Gorham

Featuring: Kate Gorham

It’s my pleasure to welcome art-maker and teaching artist Kate Gorham to the Library as Incubator Project! Kate talked with us about her relationship to libraries and how her love of literature influenced her work. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you...