Caroline Cooledge McCraw is a [writer+scholar+designer] in Chicago, IL.
She received her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MA in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago, and recently completed her PhD coursework in Literary Studies at UW-Madison with a focus on digital textuality.
+ research interests
HISTORY OF THE BOOK + PRINT CULTURES
PRINT + DIGITAL LABOR
DISTANT READING PRACTICES
DIGITAL PEDAGOGY & ACCESSIBILITY
+ artist's statement
>> My work is concerned with the futility & possibility of language, how language fills a space, the digital voice, how words are transferred & what is the loss, translation, mediation, the act of naming, the future of words :: I worry about the ethics of writing, the damage of language, the trade-off between accessibility and experimentation :: I am curious about collection and extraction as a poetic act, hierarchies of information and experience, excess :: I am interested in cross-pollinating formal, conceptual, and visual structures as a way to investigate the social structures that inform language [& silence], finding corridors for empathy within the cracks of language’s instability, creating a site that accommodates the urgently unsayable.