The Multigraph Conference: A Collaborative Monograph on the History of Print Interactivity

Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 09:00 to Friday, November 16, 2012 – 17:30

688 Sherbrooke, McGill University

Organized by Interacting with Print

For the next two days, 22 researchers from 3 different countries will assemble at McGill University to continue the work of collaboratively writing a monograph on the history of print. Over the course of the past year, contributors have been writing « seeds » and « grafts » using a wiki platform to address the history of print interactivity — how individuals interacted with print, how print interacted with other media, and how new kinds of social communities were brought into existence through these mediated interactions. The online contributions will be consolidated through this two-day event of collaborative editing and writing. The process will then culminate at the end of the year in the form of a printed book. By engaging in a multi-platform, collaborative writing process, the aim of the project is to change how we think about the history of media by changing how we as scholars communicate through media.

The project is organized by the Interacting with Print Research Group and is generously supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is being led by Andrew Piper.

For a fuller description of the multigraph, you can go here.