Micah Bloom’s Codex examines the fate of books in the aftermath of the 2011 Minot flood. It is an ambitious project that flows across a wide range of media (digital text, video, hardcover, and paperback), embraces archaeological sensibilities, and speaks simultaneously to universal and profoundly local experiences. Presented with a group of nine original essays from scholars, thinkers, and historians , Codex represents a sustained meditation on the nature of the book and the fragility of our modern world.
“At a time in human history when we are oversaturated with digital (mis)information, Micah Bloom’s Codexoffers a creative mediation on the materiality of the book, as a unique format of organizing knowledge, that is a balm for the weary imagination.”
– James Romaine, Professor of Art History, Lander University
Codex is a butterfly’s wings, a sunken ship, an undiscovered cave — you will turn the pages slowly and come back to each one.”
–– Kyle Cassidy, Author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like (2016), War Paint: Tattoo Culture & the Armed Forces(2012), and Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes (2007).
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