"Photographer Laurie Toby Edison's work-in-progress is “Memory Landscapes", a feminist visual memoir, to be implemented as an iPad app. Memory is a form of time travel through your own time line. A visual memoir takes you into the artist's time line and lets you choose your paths through their lives. Memories are filtered, by who we are now, who we were then, and what has happened in between. We view our past through layers of memories, and the past is everything that happened except this moment. The panel will look at some of Laurie’s work in progress, and discuss the ways panelists and the audience re-engage with memories of their own lives. Laurie needs people's insights and experiences with memory to inform and inspire her work."
I've done the panel twice before with Pat Murphy, Nisi Shawl and Debbie Notkin and once (at Fogcon) with Kim Stanley Robinson. Both times it's generated a lot of audience excitement and involvement. There are many ways in which my work has been collaborative and the panel audiences have really contributed to the shaping of the work so far.
iPads enable an artist to show the original art rather then a reproduction, assuming that the images were shot with iPad light in mind. I will be showing the work at the panel as well as discussing it.
And again, really looking forward to seeing everyone at Wiscon.