Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought
Renowned philosopher Susan Buck-Morss collaborates with Boot Boyz Biz's Kevin McCaughey and Inventory Press' Adam Michaels on this experimental image-text update of McLuhan and Benjamin.
Showing how the montage principle allows thought to occupy the space between two seemingly unrelated things, Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought both studies and embodies how an arrangement of images can be a form of thinking—in other words, images not as illustrations or objects of analysis but as a montage. Realized through an intergenerational collaboration of three cultural producers committed to making theory visible, a transformative anthology of critical essays by Susan Buck-Morss anchors this kaleidoscopic project. Images and ideas sync with Buck-Morss’ perceptive texts on visual culture, history, politics and aesthetics, fusing criticism with visual play and linking collective imagination and social action.
In both design and content, Seeing <—> Making: Room for Thought is directly in conversation with Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore’s The Medium Is the Massage, as well as the works of Walter Benjamin and John Berger. This innovative volume brings Buck-Morss’ more experimental, visually engaged work to the fore in a way that has not been available in the usual contexts within which her writing has appeared.
Designed by Kevin McCaughey and IN-FO-CO (Adam Michaels, Shannon Harvey, V.E. Chen)
Published by Inventory Press, 2024
Softcover, 400 pages, 600 b&w images, 4.75 × 7.75 inches