Emily Votruba copyedits in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and criticizes after dinner. She lives in Elberta, Michigan.
Ian Balfour writes mainly about literature and aesthetic theory, British and German, but moonlights on various topics in popular and unpopular culture (Pee Wee Herman, Kiarostami, The Silver Jews). Author of books on Romantic Prophecy and Northrop Frye, he co-edited with Atom Egoyan Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film and with Eduardo Cadava And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights. Usually he teaches at York University in Toronto but this year is a visiting professor at Cornell, where he’s finishing an interminable book on the sublime.
Kate Perkins is an editor, writer and musician living in Brooklyn. She has written for Guernica magazine, Gawker, and Interview magazine about issues in politics, culture and music. Currently, she studies philosophy at the New School for Social Research, where she focuses on philosophies of technology and science. She is not, however, a scientist of either earthly-biological nor extra-terrestrial paranormal phenomena. This is her first attempt to explicate what interests her about UFOs and the humans who love (and fear) them.
Emily Votruba: Crossing the Inland Sea: On the Elberta Car Ferry
Ian Balfour: Seven or Eight Types of Cover Songs, and a Couple of Readings
Kate Perkins: on her fascination with UFOs and the mythologizing of the future.
Our first lecture event took place at 8PM on October 30th at 78 Kingsland.