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    IAF INTERFICTIONS ONLINE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN ends above target goal

    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

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  • ≡ Los Angeles: Aug. 15, 2009

    CECIL CASTELLUCCI

    Steven Collins

    On August 15th, 2009 I was delighted to host a mix and mingle LA Salon for the Interstitial Arts Foundation. We gathered at Skylight Books as part of their summer long Hot Summer Nights series. (On Friday and Saturdays they are staying open til midnight and having little soirees.)

    I invited Steven Collins, an Attitude Adjustment engineer from JPL (he helps to make sure that the rockets go in the direction they are supposed to) who is also a musician to warm up the evening with some theremin playing. He delighted us all with his outer space 1950s sounds and a song about Marie Curie (where he even played the Theremin with a Geiger Counter!). He also let everyone try out the crazy instrument for themselves.

    On the walls, for ambience (we projected them but had no sound) I curated a selection of short films by some local filmmakers who are doing interesting interstitial work. The filmmakers were:

    • Rachel Mayeri, whose video art mixes science with film and has a foundation called Soft Science that investigates that combination
    • Dani Michaeli, whose film The Passion of the Hairplugs mixes stick puppets and animation
    • Jonathon Stearns, whose films have digital art, animation, live action and music
    • Andrew Takeuchi, whose film Memory Loop is a reflection on the tempermental nature of memory

    I also snuck in a film by David Neuman, whose film combines both dance and photography. (The entire film is made up of still photographs.)

    Our salon consisted of fantastic artists, architects, scientists, writers, comedians, filmmakers, librarians, fashion designers and people off the street. There were conversations about physics, philosophy, narrative story telling, fashion, visual art, composing and everything else you can think of that was delightful!

    Videos

    The Long and Short of Long Term Memory by Cecil Castellucci/ read by Darcy Jo Martin

    The Marriage by Nin Andrews / read by Kimberly Huie

    Photos

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    Musician/rocket engineer Steven Collins
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    Short films on the wall
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    Comedians Mara Shapshay and Michael Duggan
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    Fashion designer Alex shows off his portfolio. He was wearing a vest he made of buttons!
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    Librarians Pearl and Erika with comedian Janet Blake and niece
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    A guy who wandered in and joined us with video artist Rachel Mayeri
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    Interfictions 2 authors Cecil Castellucci and Liz Zimenski pose with musician/rocket engineer Steven Collins
     

    For more pictures, check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/seaskull/sets/72157622061013516/!