Mythology of the Neoterics Volume 1 explores how a profound shift in technology offers new opportunities to produce work and engage audiences and communities with artifacts of the contemporary. It uses 3D prints of plastic “tablets” or “pages” that appear to be embossed or carved with Neoteric symbols (a font of my own creation). Translated this book offers a creation myth of Nebuli and Speculi (or Smoke and Mirror) titled Out of the Fire. Nebuli and Speculi are two of the six members of The Neoterics: A Pantheon for the 21st Century.
The book is inspired by cuneiform tablets and contemporary 3D art like that Tom Burtonwood of the Chicago Art Institute. Where Burtonwood’s work focuses on transmission, and dissemination of cultural works, my work focuses on the creation of contemporary artifacts as a reflection of 21st century human culture.