Cast Aside into the Public Domain: The Resurrection of an Esoteric Jules Verne Adventure Novel
In 1898, Jules Verne serialized an adventure across the United States entitled “The Will of an Eccentric”. In the story, a group of strangers compete for a 60 million dollar fortune by playing the classic board game The Noble Game of the Goose, but adapted as a map of the United States! The book is extremely rare, was only published in the UK in 1900, and has never seen mainstream publication in the US. This presentation outlines how an out of print book can be brought back to life for all to enjoy!
Jared Bendis received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Psychology with minors in Music and Art Studio and his M.A. in Art Education from the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art joint program and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Case Western Reserve University in Contemporary Dance with a focus on Performance Media.
Jared Bendis is a specialist in photography, game design, virtual reality, interactive and new media and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library. As the Creative New Media Officer, Jared weaves together cutting-edge technologies with proven, innovative pedagogical strategies to create rich media experiences. Jared serves as a senior expert for the campus, designing digital media strategies for content creation (and use) by researching and developing New Media applications for education and digital scholarship. Jared also holds adjunct appointments in the CWRU Art Studio, Music, and SAGES departments where he teaches courses on multimedia, instructional technology, and New Media Literacy. He is also adjunct faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he teaches in the Game Design program.