“Flights of Mind”

An installation at
Berkeley Public Library
February 11 to March 31, 2013

An installation of hundreds of altered books soaring some seventy five feet in the atrium of Berkeley’s Central Library

This five minute film is the best way to view the large kinetic installation.

Click on the icons below for still images and more video, information about the project, links, and more.


Still images and more video


The spirit animating the project


Physical characteristics of the installation

Sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, the piece was created for the Foundation’s 11th Annual Authors Dinner, hosted by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
Click below for a taste of the Dinner.

Authors Dinner

I’m grateful to the Foundation for their sponsorship, and to the Library and the Friends of the Library for their encouragement and support. I'm also forever endebted to my many friends and family who helped install and document the project.
Click below for my thank yous.

Thank You!

Click below for coverage of the installation --local to international -- and for links to the Library, the Foundation, and the Friends of the Library.

Berkeley Public Library Foundation Berkeley Public Library Friends of Berkeley Public Library

Books on Books

Finally, click below to check out an excellent project currently underway by Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor at San Francisco Public Library:
"Free For All", a documentary film about public libraries in the United States.

Free For All

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