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When does a word become its materiality and a materiality become its word? This Theory and Beer will be a discussion of the animated, three-dimensional, physical possibilities and artificial distinctions between text and the material world. The conversation will begin with a group reading from Silk Poems by Jen Bervin, an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science and life in a complex, elegant way. Other matter-text fusions will include Laurie Anderson’s “Chalkroom,” Jen Bervin’s Tactile Language, and the PBS Electric Company’s “ING Song.” Readings/visuals will be provided in hard copy that evening. More info here.