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. Marije ten Brink: ‘Zo’n Platform als Blendle is een geweldige belofte’ from network cultures on Vimeo.
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 [...]
During the Showcase of the Digital Publishing Toolkit Michael Murtaugh gave a presentation entitled Towards a hybrid workflow: editor, designer and developer UNITE!, that resonated strongly with my experience of creating The Volkskrant Building ebook by Boukje Cnossen and Sebastian Olma. In a previous blogpost I half-heartedly criticized the top-down dynamic experienced during the development [...]
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 [...]
Showcase BIS Publishers | Phone gap & multi-channel publishing
Presenting on behalf of the design agency Essense, Arjen de Jong began by positing the essential question for working with BIS Publishers to create an ebook: (How) can we make rich media, highly interactive publications, accessible on multiple devices at a reasonable cost? As a publishing house, BIS is renowned for its innovative approach to [...]
Towards a hybrid workflow: editor, designer and developer UNITE!
In the final showcase of the Digital Publishing Toolkit event in November 2014, Michael Murtaugh presented on behalf of the rest of the Institute of Network Cultures subgroup – that includes Joost Kircz, Silvio Lorusso, Miriam Rasch and Kimmy Spreeuwenberg – to answer the question: How can small edition, low budget publishing houses edit, design, [...]