Monday, April 21, 2014

On Display in the Library

On display in the Walker Library atrium is a student art installation from Erin Anfinson's two Drawing 2 classes. "Thou Doth Print Too Much"  will be on display through May 2nd.

Watch a video about the project here

In Fall of 2013, Walker Library visitors used over 4.5 million sheets of paper. For the students it was hard to conceptualize how much paper that even is. So one student figured out that the amount of paper printed was equivalent to the collective works of Shakespeare printed 3600 times! Thus the reference to Hamlet.    

100% of this installation was made out of reused paper from the library recycling bins. All materials will be recycled at the end of the exhibition. We hope the project will provide a moment of reflection for the students, faculty and administration. Think before you print!

Jayson Alexander
William Brown
Colin Copeland
Amber Dole
Tobias Ferrell
Blake-Lyn Giles
David Higdon
Jordan Kennedy
Kiki Kixmiller
Leslie Luanglath
Jared Moore
Mallory Saladino
Kristina Scott
Jimmy Smith
Annabelle Smoot
Kristina Soles
Dean Willis
Genetha Alexander
Tyler Allen
Anna Benjamin
Kira Curtis
Yessenia Hinojos
Alex Howard
Kierra Johnson
Doniqua Joyner
Jessica Mason
Levon Mkrtchyan
Hunter Mollenkopg
Andrew Myers
Aiken Pierce
Shelby Rehberger
Seth Tipps
Heather Tucker

Associate Professor Erin An finson


Thomas Chase said...
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Thomas Chase said...

4,500,000 pages / 26,442 students = 170 pages or another way to look at it $11.90 per student in costs. It appears that campus access fees would more than cover this cost. This system is working great and the foolish thing to do would be stopping or limiting the free printing for students. Then the average cost would be $63.55 per semester if they had to print their own material from home.