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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Chasing the Paper Canoe: Collaboration and Experiential Learning in Student Publication

Talbot Easton Selby with Tracy Fish, and Tim Hodge

Friday, March 07 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
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In the fall of 2012 the students of LUSCA Studio, a pre-professional studio for designers and photographers, began work on a new collaborative project titled "Chasing the Paper Canoe" for the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University. The students on this project traveled and documented approximately 173 miles of river. This project resulted in the first major publication from Coastal Carolina University's new academic press, This project was completed, in seven months, by the students of the LUSCA Studio. The completed publication is a 120-page coffee table book that merges contemporary landscape photography with cultural heritage information through the implementation of print and augmented reality. "Chasing the Paper Canoe" was fully developed, photographed, designed, and finished by three principal students, Marcello Garofalo, Tracy Fish, and Tim Hodge.

In our presentation we will address five points:
1. How the pre-professional studio functions.
2. The nature of cross-disciplinary collaboration, both the pros and cons.
3. The process, from beginning to end, of students developing, creating, and publishing a book.
4. The merging of print and pixel through technology, and the future of student publication.
5. The pain, the agony, and the rewards of seeing the finished product.


Talbot Easton Selby
Talbot Easton Selby
Tim Hodge
Tim Hodge
Tracy Fish
Tracy Fish

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