Mel(v.6)—or “Mel Keiser”—was born from Mel(v.4/5) sometime in 2014. She was born in Evanston, IL, where she works as the Department Assistant for Northwestern University’s Department of Art History. Arguably one of the first Mel-versions to consciously recognize her place in the evolution of The Mels clade, she collaborates with Melga Blank to further research into the past members of her clade. Blank’s research will be published as The Life and Deaths of the Mels: A Work in Self Phylogenetics and Experiential Meltiplicity. Driven by her subjective experience as a member of this unique clade, and by the fragmented narrative self-identity that results, Mel(v.6) uses photography, installation, and the epistemology of humanities research to study her own self-change, comparing herself to herself with the passage of time or within the context of different social relationships, to better understand that “the person [she is] right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people [she’s] ever been.” She still resides in Evanston, living with The Only Other, and her dog, Gesso.