We are pleased to report that two UICB students, Jenna Bonistalli and Katerina Hazell, have been selected for the 2018 Studio Summer Fellowship program of the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. In total, 13 students from across the Graduate College will participate in this summer’s fellowship program, its second iteration since the pilot program in 2017. Fellows take part in an 8-week course that provides mentored digital scholarship experience, as well as training in skills and tools they use as they pursue innovative ways of thinking about and sharing their creative endeavors.
Jenna Bonistalli is an MFA student in Dimensional Practice at the School of Art and Art History, concurrently completing a graduate certificate at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. In her proposed project, she plans to explore the relationship between craft and digital processes in image capture and fabrication. With this she would like to collect ephemeral data and translate it into programmable patterns for digital embroidery.
Katerina Hazell, an MFA candidate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, will work toward mastering the functions of font production software and expand upon past knowledge of coding to create a website. Katerina would like to use these skills to build a digital typeface based on her own historically-inspired calligraphy.
Congratulations Katerina and Jenna!