Eric Widi is a contributing artist for Slowbook, a testament to slow social media in the twenty-teens. Slowbook was conceived by Mr. Mike Koppa of The Heavy Duty Press. The book consists of 64 pages hand-bound in hard covers by Irene Lazzarin of Italy. Slowbook was published as a limited edition.
Mike's idea behind this project was to document a conscious shift away from online social media at the close of 2012, and to compare the value of time spent surfing social media to time spent engaged in the physical world around him and old school creative production. Mike put out a call for postal “status updates,” in the form of text, photograph, artwork, or link to an article published online, before closing his account. Mike's goal was to create a limited edition book, comprised of reproductions of the contributions.
Contributors include Deborah Mitchell, Musta Fior, Emily Sytsma, Brandon S. Graham, Juliet McAra, Jennifer Rauch, Lisa Chun, William Cody, Jeanne Mettner, Lori Chilefone, Jennifer Mikulay, Eric Widi, and Tim Vermeulen.