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 to scrutinize the book sharply. Is a book still a book if you digitize it? Or does it become something else? And íf a book for instance becomes something like a game does that make a publisher still a publisher or a producer of media?
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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 [...]