Coming Soon: Infinite LEGO

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Inspired by the enthusiastic reception of my “Reimagining Wallace” presentation at last year’s DFW Conference in Bloomington-Normal, I decided to continue my Wallace-inspired LEGO creations. It’s taken me over a year, but I finally finished my Infinite LEGO project, a reimagining of Infinite Jest in LEGO sculptures. Jane L Carman and Lit Fest Press have agreed to publish the work as a picture book due out in December.

Click here for a sneak peek.

 

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Five Years and Counting

A couple of months ago, I downloaded the Time Hop app, which provides a daily trip down memory lane. I get to relive so many good days, as well as some bad ones. It’s so interesting to see where life has taken me through the past five years.

Perhaps some of my fondest memories are of this blog and the many incredible opportunities it has opened up for me. Since first being introduced to the writings of David Foster Wallace and beginning this blog, I have experienced the following:

I have published over 100 posts in response to DFW’s stories and essays.

This blog has been visited over 47,000 times.

I was introduced to the Wallace-l community, finding friends and collaborators within the group.

I travelled over 7000 miles to present a paper at the Work in Process conference hosted by the University of Antwerp.

I got my first tattoo while on that trip to Belgium.

I published a collection of footnote-laden essays inspired the creative nonfiction of DFW.

I presented two works at the first annual DFW Conference at Illinois State University.

One of those works, “Reimagining Wallace” was selected as a Featured Presentation.

Both of those works will be featured in an anthology of presentations to be published by ISU.

After my “Reimagining Wallace” presentation, I started my “Infinite Legos” project, creating scenes from IJ in Lego.

I am in awe of all that has taken place over these five years, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Thanks, Dave, for opening my eyes and for opening up so many doors. I owe you one.

Infinite Legos 5: “Marathe & Steeply”

Like a Greek Chorus or Statler and Waldorf of The Muppet Show, Marathe and Steeply gaze out at the sunset of Tucson provide a running commentary of the action in Infinite Jest.

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I know I skipped over some important scenes. I’ll go back to those.