So, Laurie Anderson is coming to our humble campus to show some of her work and I will be helping out with the gallery exhibits in a research capacity (specifically the background information for the pieces). So far, I’ve been in a process called wallowing, a holdout from my humanities days, in which I inundate myself with research materials: primary and secondary sources, media, anything that mentions my chosen research topic. I have spent the last couple of weeks reading, watching, and listening to everything I can find about Laurie Anderson. In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t know much about her work before my assistantship, but I have been learning a great deal in the last few months and since the exhibit opens in May, I will probably be an expert by then. I’d better get back to wallowing now. There will definitely be more posts about her and her work over the next few months.