New Redpath Book Display: Art, Anarchy, Activism

Submitted on behalf of Jane McAslan

In honour of Montreal’s Festival of Anarchy taking place this (and every) May, this display brings together books highlighting the intersection of art, anarchy, and activism. Anarchism has been associated with artists (visual artists, writers, and musicians) from its very beginnings, and art – especially activist art – continues to be perhaps its best expression. In this display, you’ll find books on and by anarchist artists (as well as a few musicians and poets), books about art as activism and activism as art, and a few books just about anarchism for the curious. The display will be up until the end of June, so have a look and borrow a book!

 

A new SSMU touch table

Did you notice the large touch table in the Redpath Library building this past term? It’s really a giant ipad on wheels! This touch table was funded by the SSMU Library Improvement Fund and we have been having fun creating experiences to share with you.

The first was an update of all of the projects that the SSMU LIF has funded in the Library over the past two years.

The experiences are created using licensed software called IntuiFace. As its name suggests the software is very intuitive and allows us to easily create interactive displays. Our second experience showcased four resources in one:

  • a virtual whiteboard,
  • the Library’s PressReader database (daily international newspapers),
  • virtual Library floor plans,
  • feedback from you.

We have been working on the summer experience, soon to be live in the Redpath Library building once exams have finished. It will showcase summer travel videos and SSMU’s instagram feed.

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