Episode 7 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Chris Ayers


Chris Ayers designed a number of movie posters from James Incandenza's filmography. He posts his art and designs at http://pooryorickentertainment.tumblr.com

In this episode we discuss the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of Infinite Jest and the cover design contest. Head on over to Poor Yorick Entertainment to see the winning design and some other entrants.

You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisAcreative

Episode 4 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Corrie Baldauf


In this episode we talk with artist Corrie Baldauf. If you haven't seen her Infinite Jest project, check it out here: http://hyperallergic.com/178866/reading-david-foster-wallace-for-the-colors/

And follow her on Twitter! https://twitter.com/CorrieBaldauf
Show notes courtesy of Jordan Tibbett.

Show Notes

(00:00) - Intro

(00:30) - Guest Corrie Baldauf

(01:50) - Corrie’s Infinite Jest Project

(03:50) - Pale King Cover Design

(06:51) - Corrie’s Introduction to Infinite Jest

(08:20) - Color References in The Book

(12:00) - An Excerpt of Color Usage

(13:30) - Jenni Baker’s Erasing Infinite Jest

(15:05) - Matt’s Entry in The Found Poetry Review (http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/wrt-david-foster-wallace/david-foster-wallace-titles-roughly-translated-into-other-languages-and-roughly-translated-back-into-english/)

(16:19) - Various Narrative Threads in Infinite Jest

(20:50) - Corrie’s Profile in Hyperallergic (http://hyperallergic.com/178866/reading-david-foster-wallace-for-the-colors/)

(20:50) - Corrie’s Cover Art on Unspeakable Failures: David Foster Wallace

(25:15) - The Literary Community and Twitter

(28:38) - Infinite Jest’s 20th Anniversary Cover Redesign

(33:14) - Imagery of ‘The Cage’

(38:30) - Karen Green’s Bough Down

(42:28) - Corrie’s Experience Reading Infinite Jest

(45:04) - Autism and Wallace

(48:20) - Characters in The Pale King linked to Characters in Infinite Jest

(50:36) - Corrie’s Optimism Project

(53:50) - Corrie’s New Book

(55:40) - Wallace in The Classroom

(57:45) - Final Thoughts

(59:30) - Outro


People Mentioned

Corrie Baldauf (http://corriebaldauf.com/home.html)

David Foster Wallace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Foster_Wallace)

Karen Green (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/apr/10/karen-green-david-foster-wallace-interview)

Jenni B. Baker (http://www.jennibbaker.com)

Clare Hayes-Brady (http://www.amazon.com/Unspeakable-Failures-David-Foster-Wallace/dp/1501313525)

Sarah Rose Sharp (http://hyperallergic.com/author/sarah-rose-sharp/)

Sidney Peterson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Peterson)

Matt Tresco

Episode 3 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Robyn O’Neil


In this episode we talk with artist Robyn O'Neil. Her artwork titled These final hours embrace at last; this is our ending, this is our past is the logo for our podcast. 

See more of her work at http://robynoneil.com/ or listen to her reading stuff on her own podcast called "Me Reading Stuff" - http://robynoneil.com/me-reading-stuff/ 
She's @Robyn_ONeil on Twitter.
Our podcast is @ConcavityShow on Twitter.

Show Notes


(00:00) - Intro

(00:39) - Guest Robyn O’neil

(02:00) - Robyn’s Image For the Podcast (http://www.themodern.org/programs/Past/Robyn-ONeil/1464)

(02:40) - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

(04:38) - The Believer Interview with Wallace (http://www.believermag.com/issues/200311/?read=interview_wallace)

(04:38) - The Believer Interview with Robyn (http://www.believermag.com/issues/200811/?read=interview_oneil)

(05:05) - Robyn’s Style of Work

(07:50) - An Obsession with Oprah

(11:08) - Robyn’s Background with Wallace

(11:25) - Reluctance to Read Contemporary Literature

(14:28) - Vladimir Nabokov and A Passion for Writers

(17:24) - Nabokov’s Connection to Updike

(17:40) - The Obsession with Writers

(18:40) - Steeply/Marathe and The Idea of Attachment

(18:55) - The Connection Between Self-Obsession and Creation

(21:38) - This is Water Commencement Speech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI)

(22:20) - Finding Meaning in Art vs. A Higher Power

(23:49) - Art and Transcendence

(28:30) - Pop Culture’s Dominance in Society

(33:10) - Robyn’s Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/me-reading-stuff/id1010827465?mt=2)

(37:29) - A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life and Self-Awareness

(44:20) - Handling a Public Profile

(48:38) - ‘Midwestern’ Politeness

(49:15) - Robyn’s Influences

(55:00) - Hurricane Sandy

(56:48) - Final Thoughts on Obsession and Ambition

(57:00) - Robyn Reading From Infinite Jest

(01:03:12) - Outro



People Mentioned

Robyn O'Neil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robyn_O%27Neil)

David Foster Wallace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Foster_Wallace)

Oprah Winfrey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey)

E. Tyler Lindvall (http://etylerlindvall.blogspot.com)

Cormac Mcarthy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormac_McCarthy)

Donna Tartt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Tartt)

Donald Barthelme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Barthelme)

Vladimir Nabokov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Nabokov)

Jeffrey Eugenides (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Eugenides)

John Updike (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Updike)

Hugh/Helen Steeply (http://infinitesummer.org/characters)

Remy Marathe (http://infinitesummer.org/characters)

Elena Ferrante (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Ferrante)

Howard Stern (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Stern)

Wallace Stevens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Stevens)

Kevin Christy

Nick Youssef


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