Wesley Eisold


Title: Print’s Not Dead: DIY ethics and approaches to converging media.

Abstract: Damning the myth of dying print and discussing why it is more important than ever to trust librarians and small publishers as cultural curators.

Biography: Wesley Eisold is a musician, poet, and artist who performs with the groups Cold Cave and American Nightmare. He is also the owner of the independent publishing house Heartworm Press.  Over the last 16 years, he has performed  everywhere from anarcho squats in Eastern Europe and after-hours clubs in Kathmandu to the Guggenheim and Getty museums, the O2 London Arena, and the Hollywood Bowl. In 2006, after being published in The Columbia Journal, he started Heartworm Press to publish his own writing and went on to publish and work with cultural underground legends such as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Jonathan Shaw  and more. Eisold currently resides in Los Angeles. Learn more at