Mapping the Text: Jan. 24 through Feb. 18

The Library's first Artist-in-Residence, Deanna Sirlin, kicks off her residency Jan. 24 with an open collaborative workshop entitled “Mapping the Text.” Inspired by quotes from Frank Herbert’s landmark novel Dune, the workshop acts as response to and appreciation of “50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech,” a collaboration between the Library and the Literature, Media and Communication program in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.


Inspirational images


  1. Create your collage as a response to the Dune quotes, use the information and inspiration from Deanna Sirlin's instruction to guide your process;

  1. Lay your transparent paper with the quote over your completed collage;

  1. Photograph your collage;

  1. Upload a photo of your collage using the submission link below.

The Final Product

We’ll stitch together your final collage images to create collaborative pieces of art that display the 3 quotes from the novel Dune in full. Check AIRspace, room 2222 in Price Gilbert, to see the final pieces displayed 

Quotes for Inspiration:

  1. “A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.”  ― Frank Herbert, Dune 

  1. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune 

  1. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune