The Mañanarama

As part of the one-day conference, we hope to hold an exhibition of cultural artefacts of procrastination: a MAÑANARAMA, if you will. (We tip our hats to Dr Tracey Potts, currently a Visiting Scholar at OCLW and one of our plenary speakers, for this marvellous name.) Come to the post-conference drinks reception—hosted, like the rest of the event, at Wolfson College—and peruse the exhibits.

emblem-artIf you have suggestions or would like your own artefact(s) of procrastination to be displayed, get in touch. These might include everything from doodles and lists to terrifying Isolator-style commitment devices. ‘Analogue’ objects are preferred, but we can display images and audiovisual material too.

The deadline for submissions is 13 June, giving us a little time to learn how to get into a display case. As ever, we’d love to receive items earlier.

The Isolator, a particularly hardcore anti-procrastination solution (via 50watts.com)

‘The Isolator’, a particularly hardcore anti-procrastination solution from sci-fi pioneer Hugo Gernsback, July 1925 (via 50watts.com)

So far we have the offer of the shoelaces with which an award-winning children’s author ties herself to her desk, Ulysses-style; the floral washing-up gloves with which one journalist defers his work; and a wonderful anti-smoking cartoon.

We also welcome research posters (samples here) for presentation over a glass of wine. Send an abstract, and we’ll talk.

The Isolator in action, via A Great Disorder

The Isolator in action, via A Great Disorder

 

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