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A leap into the future of (digital) reading
On the past event Showcases Digital Publishing Toolkit I read the following text: The Canadian mediatheorist Marshall McLuhan said in his famous Playboy interview in 1969: ‘Most people, as I indicated, still cling to what I call the rearview-mirror view of their world. By this I mean to say that because of the invisibility of any environment during the period [...]
Out Now: From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts
The last year within the Digital Publishing Toolkit research project, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Hogeschool Rotterdam together with various designers and developers, collaboratively worked on the EPUB From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts. This Toolkit is meant for everyone working in art and design publishing. No specific expertise of digital [...]
Marije ten Brink: ‘Blendle is a promising idea’
HvA-teacher and designer Marije ten Brink wonders why Dutch entrepeneur Alexander Klöpping has come up with the invention of Blendle; a platform that combines ‘the best of newspapers and magazines’ as it claims. The video is in Dutch.
Presentation of the Toolkit in Brasil
The Digital Publishing Toolkit was presented via Skype at the Simposio Literatura e Informatica, with a focus on the INC project. You can find the program, blog and videos of the symposium here.
Rose Leighton: ‘The craft of publishing is future-proof’
Rose Leighton is a lecturer at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and projectmanager publishing for the Centre of Expertise ‘Amsterdam Creative Industries’. She thinks that as the craft of publishing is getting more and more digitized publishers should reconsider their role to keep pace with the changing times. The first step in this process could be [...]
A wrap up of the Digital Publishing Toolkit – Florian Cramer and Geert Lovink
Geert Lovink and Florian Cramer conclude the afternoon by looking back on two years of researching digital publishing; a succesful collaboration between designers, schools, researchers and publishers. Which lessons can we take from the research? 1. Digital publishing is still in a phase of transition When one compares reading and publishing to other media that [...]
Silvio Lorusso ‘The Post-Digital Publishing Archive: An Inventory of Speculative Strategies’
Silvio Lorusso is an artist and desiger and PhD Candidate in Design Sciences at Iuav University of Venice. He investigates experimental publishing informed by digital technology and has created the Post-Digital Publishing Archive. During the Digital Publishing Showcase, Lorusso presented an overview of speculative strategies and best practices of experimental digital publishing. The Post-Digital Publishing Archive [...]
Harold Konickx | It’s not a page; new familiar ways of book design
During his brief talk nearing the end of the afternoon’s presentations, Harold Konickx spent fifteen minutes discussing the changing face of the page in the wake of digital publishing. He began by quoting Marshall McLuhan, noting that “an environment becomes fully visible only when it has been superseded by a new environment; thus we are [...]
Showcase nai010 uitgevers | My Collection
During the showcase for nai010 uitgevers, we were shown a new mobile application developed by PUNTPIXEL and Medamo. My Highlights lets users create their own, personal ePub from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The application allows users to search by genre, period, artist and so on to assemble their own personal impressions [...]