The Society released a new mobi-video last month, as part of fellow Society for Social Studies of Science annual conference 4S 2089 ‘Good Relations’. Spotlighting for the first time our Space-Time Fab Lab, an experimental research department within the Metta Verse Mutual Aid Space Program, it’s called ‘Fabricating Frequencies: Sounding Out Cosmic LiKIn with Space-Time Morphologies‘ and works as a kind of operatic instructional guide to prepare lichen lovers for participating in an upcoming Special Transmission. More details on that will be announced, in time, via the usual portals. Meanwhile you can all watch and sing along to the video here.
As part of our bonanza platinum anniversary celebrations last year, UK poetry journal Litmus have included a special feature article on the Society in their wonderfully-themed ‘lichen issue’. You’ll find also an exclusive preview of the Love Letters to Lichen reissue, with classics like C. Pinastri’s Possible ecological niches (pictured below).
This #5 edition of Litmus was published a little later than planned, coming out just after 2089 rolled in. You can now order a copy here for your lichen library!
Lichen lovers, it’s been a while between drinks!
UPDATE: As the live broadcast has now passed, you can actually tune in from the comfort of your own home anytime before the end of August, on this link. Enjoy!
We’ve recently spent some time lying low in the Old Paljakka Forest of the Area D BioZone.. and you’re all invited to join us there now, by which we mean THIS SATURDAY 8/8/88 at 14:00 EEST. Meet us in the airwaves for a remote-viewing live broadcast from the 2088 Lichen Fest Revival, an incredible event brought to you by our good friends at the Mustarinda inter-pagan intentional community. Like us, Lichen Fest is celebrating its platinum anniversary this year, and everyone is photo-synthesising like crazy.
The T. Rudzinskaitė Memorial Amateur Lichenologists Society’s appearance at Lichen Fest Revival 2088 is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
A little delayed (again!), but our 2086 Summer Bulletin is finally out for all to read and enjoy. It’s nestled in a new publication edited by our old friend Vytautas Michelkevicius, Nida Art Colony: On Lines & Rituals, and released late last year through Vilnius Academy of Arts, Neringa (2087). Dr. Michelkevicius was part of the Society’s earliest days at the beginning of this century, and it’s lovely to see some familiar faces in this revised and reissued final installment of the excellent Nida Art Colony logbooks.
You can download a free digital copy for yourself or your local e-library here.
It looks a little like this…
We’re looking forward to catching up with our members at the upcoming 69th Annual Society Convention gathering around the theme of ‘Speculative Flummery and Cosmic Co-becomings’, January 27-29, 2087*
This year we’re delighted to be hosted by Linnaeus University, in Växjö, Sweden. The University is renown for the groundbreaking research that’s been conducted for many decades at its Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, in partnership with the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology. This is a great opportunity to bring the lichen love to our Scandinavian neighbours, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the extremely rare Bitter wart lichen (Pertusaria amara) that we’ve all heard so much about lately.
The full program is now online. Registrations have officially closed, but please get in touch if you’d like to attend.
* Note: conference dates overlap with another symposium organised by our colleagues at Linnaeus University, ‘Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practice’ (Jan 25-27). Special two-for-one registration packages are available.
‘It’s not the age of reason … it’s the era of flummery, and the day of the devious approach’ –Trouble with Lichen (1960).
The T. Rudzinskaitė Memorial Amateur Lichenologists Society cordially invites you to its Annual Field Trip & Picnic to be held in 2086 on Nida. This year we are fortunate to gather on the UNESCO World heritage-listed biocultural landscape of the Curonian Spit, Eighth designated Eco-Zone and home to countless rare communities of lichen, as well as the wonderfully prehistoric (and once-extinct!) Baltic Sturgeon.
We will meet promptly in the carpark of Nida Art Colony on Friday June 22, 2086, at 14.30 for immediate departure. Enthusiasts are advised to bring a carrier bag and water, and to wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes for walking through forest and sandy terrain. Be prepared for mosquitos! Speculative flummery will be provided.
Numbers are limited, please RSVP by emailing. Hope to see you there!