The Poetics of Invention
Now through June 01, 2021
Miller Nichols Library, 4th Floor - Dean's Gallery
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
The “Poetics of Invention” explores the process of invention from ideation to fabrication and commercialization. Share in the story of one University of Oklahoma professor, inventor, and entrepreneur as he attempts to make English more accessible to the 350 million Chinese learners in the world. His goal: merge the world’s two most-spoken languages in a brand new way - at the level of their phonetic DNA.
We are excited to host this traveling exhibit to share these exciting innovations with our Kansas City community! The exhibit is free to view, and open during library open hours.
Meet the Curator
Jonathan Stalling is a poet, artist, scholar, and inventor working at the intersection of Chinese and English. Dr. Stalling is a Professor of English specializing in East-West Poetics at the University of Oklahoma, where he is a founding editor of Chinese Literature Today magazine and book series, and the Curator of the Chinese Literature Translation Archive at the University of Oklahoma Library.
Posted: August 02, 2018