Cate Kennedy, Ryan O’Neill, Fiona Capp, Robert Hoge, and Krissy Kneen take the personal and intimate craft of memoir and turn it over to the cut-and-paste transformation of remix culture, combined with a hint of old-fashioned parlour games.
Edited by Simon Groth, Lost in Track Changes begins with five vignettes, short pieces of memoir. Each of these texts is passed onto another author within the group, tasked with remixing or transforming it into something else. The newly minted remix is passed along again and so on until each of the original source texts have passed through all five authors in series.
Lost in Track Changes follows the journey of each memoir piece through its transformation, with hints of the changes tracked between.
The original print edition was published in softcover with wire spiral binding, notebook-style with margins wide enough to park a truck on. This new edition replaces the binding with something more traditional, but retains those enormous margins. It is a book in which you are encouraged to take part and make your own changes: highlight, cross out, make additions, even tear whole pages out.
Lost in Track Changes is your book. Where we go from here is up to you.