New Project: Censorship and Information Control
Dear friends of Ada Palmer and Sassafrass,
We thought you might be interested to see Ada Palmer's new project, now launching on Kickstarter, not music this time but a something else exciting:
Censorship and Information Control during Information Revolutions
The idea: Revolutions in information technology always trigger innovations in censorship and information control, so we’re bringing together 25 experts on information revolutions past and present to create a filmed series of discussions (which we will post online for all to enjoy!) which we hope will help people understand the new forms of censorship and information control that are developing as a result of the digital revolution. We have experts on the Inquisition, digital music, ditto machines, censorship of theater, Google, wartime censorship, destruction of Jewish books, the birth of copyright, tons of amazing people. And we’ve put together a museum exhibit on the history of censorship, a printed catalog with 200+ pages of full color images of banned and censored books, which you can get as a Kickstarter reward. More publications will follow.
Additionally, we're happy to report that we are making progress (if slowly) on finishing the new "Trickster and King" album. And we've started recording on another new project that we're not ready to announce quite yet. In fact we hope to be able to share some rough recordings with our backers soon. We're grateful for everyone's patience as we dealt with (in turn) the fire and reconstruction disrupting our recording space, then Ada's long illness, and the tummults of tenure. We promise the long wait will be worth-it!
Thank you again for all your support and enthusiasm. Ad Astra!