Professor Jack Toolin will be conducting a ‘performative geography’ event entitled  “Village Idiot” as part of the Woodstock Digital Media Festival in Woodstock, VT on Saturday, June 18th.

Village Idiot is a generative story telling event that encourages Woodstock residents to share their recollections about the things they love and things they endure as residents. The Idiot will learn about Woodstock’s history, its trials and tribulations, and its people, as he listens to local lore and strolls about the town guided by volunteer resident docents. Documentation of these exchanges will be presented to the public in a culminating research report, accompanied by story synopses, photographs and videos, and the Idiot’s own semi-lucid assessment.