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Book #11: Mimesis

This book was editioned in July of 2013 in Portland, OR—where the words green and sustainability are employed daily and abused even more frequently. Green serves more to describe the naïveté of those who use it for social acceptance and sustainability is a mask used by educational institutions in order to avoid using the word profitable. There is nothing socially sustainable about a model of education that mimics corporate industry—taking as much money from the student/consumer as possible and overworking your employees/faculty while providing a loosely constructed product/education with little to no support and a complex system of warranties and administrative rigmarole in order to suppress any sense of objection or complaint—inevitably disempowering everyone and creating a workforce/staff of weary and despondent automatons. What we actually produce is deeply indebted and disenfranchised citizens.

How often are the words we use and how we use them disconnected from, and contradictory to, their actual meaning.

These are images of the finished edition and artist proofs.

mimesis

[mi-mee-sis]
–noun 1. Rhetoric . imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character. 2. a. imitation of the real world, as by re-creating instances of human action and events or portraying objects found in nature: This movie is a mimesis of historical events. b. the showing of a story, as by dialogue and enactment of events. Compare diegesis. 3. Biology , imitation. 4. Zoology , mimicry.
Book #11 in the series
Colophon/Materials: The font used is Helvetica (36pt transfer letters for the cover).These pages were printed by Ian J. Whitmore for Sanguine Press on Moab Lasal Photo Matte paper, using an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and Ultrachrome HDR Inks. The cover material is 0.070 Davey Board.
Dimensions:

13.5" x 4" closed, 27" x 4" open

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