Where We're At Podcast – No. 24
Richard Powers - Galatea 2.2
This video interpretation of an excerpt from Richard Powers' novel Galatea 2.2, is the final installment of a five-part series sponsored by the Provost's Office at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Powers, author of nine novels and a MacArthur Fellow, was awarded the 2006 National Book Award for his novel The Echo Maker and is currently the Swanlund Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at the Beckman Institute here at UIUC.
To celebrate both Powers' literary accomplishments and his contributions to the University of Illinois, the Provost's Office commissioned production of five short video works, each of which interprets a passage from one of Powers' novels – The Goldbug Variations, Galatea 2.2, Plowing the Dark, The Time of our Singing, and The Echo Maker. The videos are a collaborative endeavor between Powers and a group of artists and designers from the School of Art + Design.
The four previous installments of this series are all available in our archives.
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