15.06.2015
42 MIN
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Son[i]a #208
Megan Prelinger

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Megan Prelinger is a cultural historian and an outsider librarian. In 2004 she co-founded the Prelinger Library in San Francisco with her partner Rick Prelinger. A community workshop, this independent, experimental research library is primarily a collection of 19th and 20th century historical ephemera, periodicals, maps and books.

Inspired by the physical process of exploring landscapes, the library has its own geospatial classification system and is arranged in a way that fosters browsing-based discoveries and serendipity. Prelinger also conducts research on technology and graphic design and is the author of the books “Another Science Fiction” and “Inside the machine”.

SON[I]A talks with Megan Prelinger about ephemeral literature, the inner workings of the Prelinger Library and the possibility of looking at the world through the lens of everyday evidence.


 

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