In 2005, Shanks and three colleagues started The Presence Project to explore issues of presence and documentation across the arts and sciences. Hershman Leeson joined soon after and, together with Shanks and others in the Stanford Humanities Lab, created Life to the Second Power, an online encounter with her archive. As they see the project through to its completion in 2010, Shanks and Hershman Leeson plan to further explore memory, identity, and place. Seed invited them to advance the conversation.
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