Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Bowtie with Sneakers: Graduation Day

by Mike St. John

Here we are, Prospective Student — the last stage of the graduate experience. The MFA class of 2012 gathered with friends, family, and loved ones to the historic Chicago Theater …

Bowtie with Sneakers: Graduation Day

Here we are, Prospective Student — the last stage of the graduate experience. The MFA class of 2012 gathered with friends, family, and loved ones to the historic Chicago Theater …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Industry-in-Residence: The Simple Steps for A Simple Cereal

by Mike St. John

A timer goes off in the living room. I leave the kitchen, and the endless whir of a food processor, putting on a turquoise oven mitt as I move. It’s …

Industry-in-Residence: The Simple Steps for A Simple Cereal

A timer goes off in the living room. I leave the kitchen, and the endless whir of a food processor, putting on a turquoise oven mitt as I move. It’s …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 3): Moo-ville Creamery

by Mike St. John

The ingredient-grabbing road trip series comes full circle with my pursuit for milk and butter. Moo-ville Creamery, in Nashville, Michigan, is less than twenty minutes from my hometown of Battle …

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 3): Moo-ville Creamery

The ingredient-grabbing road trip series comes full circle with my pursuit for milk and butter. Moo-ville Creamery, in Nashville, Michigan, is less than twenty minutes from my hometown of Battle …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 2): Lonesome Stone Milling

by Mike St. John

A few post ago, my search for the right stuff took me to the industrial corridor of Chicago for honey. Wheat flour and cornmeal drove me across state lines to …

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 2): Lonesome Stone Milling

A few post ago, my search for the right stuff took me to the industrial corridor of Chicago for honey. Wheat flour and cornmeal drove me across state lines to …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

From Feast to Feast: Potluck, Critical Encounters, and motiroti

by Mike St. John

In the fall semester, I documented the journey of the Potluck:Chicago group formed by UK-based art duo motiroti and Critical Encounters: Rights, Radicals, and Revolutions. A new wave of participants …

From Feast to Feast: Potluck, Critical Encounters, and motiroti

In the fall semester, I documented the journey of the Potluck:Chicago group formed by UK-based art duo motiroti and Critical Encounters: Rights, Radicals, and Revolutions. A new wave of participants …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 1): Chicago Honey Co-Op

by Mike St. John

Making cereal leads to some interesting adventures. My Thesis project, A Simple Cereal, is on its way to be unveiled this April; in the meantime, I have to gather ingredients …

In Search of the Right Stuff (Part 1): Chicago Honey Co-Op

Making cereal leads to some interesting adventures. My Thesis project, A Simple Cereal, is on its way to be unveiled this April; in the meantime, I have to gather ingredients …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Pay the Way: Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

by Mike St. John

As the Graduate Ambassador for the InterArts & Media MFA program, I answer emails every week from curious prospective students. The questions vary from broad to very specific (i.e. “…the …

Pay the Way: Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

As the Graduate Ambassador for the InterArts & Media MFA program, I answer emails every week from curious prospective students. The questions vary from broad to very specific (i.e. “…the …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Cereal in Serial in Parallel: InterArts Thesis Work

by Mike St. John

Last semester, I wrote about my performance research in cereal-making (…for a refresher in what I’m talking about, read about it here). In that post, I described my starting point …

Cereal in Serial in Parallel: InterArts Thesis Work

Last semester, I wrote about my performance research in cereal-making (…for a refresher in what I’m talking about, read about it here). In that post, I described my starting point …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

InterArts Winter Event: Fancy Pants Dance Party

by Mike St. John

As I’ve blogged in the past, the InterArts Department encourages its students to study, produce, and celebrate work that crosses disciplines and creates categories for itself. We also throw parties in …

InterArts Winter Event: Fancy Pants Dance Party

As I’ve blogged in the past, the InterArts Department encourages its students to study, produce, and celebrate work that crosses disciplines and creates categories for itself. We also throw parties in …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Restage Lab: Capturing Performance

by Mike St. John

Spontaneity is the defining feature of performance. Living people move and speak in front of a live audience to stir thoughts and set hearts on fire. Or flub a line. …

Restage Lab: Capturing Performance

Spontaneity is the defining feature of performance. Living people move and speak in front of a live audience to stir thoughts and set hearts on fire. Or flub a line. …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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