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Visual Essays by Elena Festa
Submitted by on October 21, 2011 – 11:58 amOne Comment


Place/Space/City A4 | US Letter PDF 1.8Mb  Read Online
Citizen A4 | US Letter PDF 700Kb  Read Online
Storytelling A4 | US Letter PDF 1Mb  Read Online
Mapping A4 | US Letter PDF 2Mb  Read Online

About : These eBooks are extrapolated from the visual essay I composed at Proboscis during my four months internship, loosely based on their work and projects.

First it developed as a concise mind map which outlined the fundamental design underpinning Proboscis’ long journey. It then evolved and bloomed in different and unexpected directions, drawing on my past knowledge, feeding on fortuitous connections and new sources of inspiration. It was elaborated following different paths even if I found myself juxtaposing pictures or quotations, originally designed for separate ‘themes’, pleasantly coming together. The lines I have drawn are just some of the infinite possible threads I could have kept to.

This is my own series of allusions, suggestions, relations and reflections about citizenship, storytelling, the mapping process and space, place, city.

Published October 2011

Elena Festa completed a PhD in Comparative Literature and Culture in Rome and after that worked as an intern at Proboscis. Her main interests are postcolonialism, literature and issues concerning cultural dynamics and urban imaginary.

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Programming Internship/Placement
Submitted by on March 7, 2008 – 5:47 pmOne Comment

Proboscis is offering a programming internship/placement for someone seeking experience in helping build a unique platform for public authoring and sharing. The Diffusion Generator, our prototype ‘publishing-on-demand’ platform for creating eBooks and StoryCubes, is entering its next stage of development: extending the current capabilities and opening it up to a much wider user group.

Proboscis particularly welcomes applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who is familiar with Python and has experience of developing cross-platform web applications. Experience of using the Zope development platform and Plone CMS is also highly desirable.

For how long?
An internship would be 2-3 days per week for 3 to 6 months, depending on your availability.

What about volunteers?
If you are interested in helping develop the Diffusion Generator but if an internship or placement isn’t suitable for you, please get in touch to discuss volunteering opportunities.

Internship Application
Please email, post, or fax the following:

  • An up to date CV
  • Covering letter explaining:
    – your interest in the internship;
    – what interests you about working for Proboscis;
    – what you can bring to the internship and,
    – what you hope to achieve from it.
  • 2 References

How to Contact Us
Email us at: interns(at)
Post: Proboscis, 1st Floor, 24 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SX, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7837 9344
Fax: +44 (0)7031 151 738

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