Author: Stacie Parillo

Your Portals Syllabus

While researching for Portals we came across books, movies, and other stuff that embodies the spirit of time fluidity and futurism. Here’s some suggested reading (and listening, and watching…) Short Reads William Gibson, “The Gernsback Continuum” (1981). Available in the collection Burning Chrome. Ocean State Libraries (Text can also be found online.) Wikipedia entry for Charles Piazzi Smyth, particularly the “Pyramidological researches” section. For a sense of the range of schemes proposed during the debate over unified time. Edmund Arthur Engler, “Time-Keeping in Paris,” Popular Science Monthly, vol. 20 (1882). Online Long Reads Paul J. Nahin, Time Machines: Time...

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Nordstom

The Visual Merchandising team from Nordstrom at Providence Place is working with PPL and local teens to design displays in the Library windows along Empire...

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Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

PORTALS is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, as independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode...

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Meet Walker, Portals’ Creative Fellow

tumblr Instagram The Special Collections Creative Fellowship is awarded annually to an artist, musician, designer, or performer, providing funding for active research in the Providence Public Library’s unique, historical Special Collections, as well as the creation of a new creative, social, or scholarly product that contributes to the intellectual life of the library and the vibrancy of our annual exhibition and events series. The 2016 Fellowship was awarded to Walker Mettling for Portals. Walker is a local artist and member of the Providence Comics Consortium. An unquestionable creative fellow, he has created books of stories, trading cards, T-shirts, 36 foot long school...

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