Posted: February 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
By: Serena Westra |
Tags: Brown Bag Lunch, Francesca Coluzzi, HvA, out of ink, Rene Konig, Society of the Query
On Wednesday January 23 2013 INC's Francesca Coluzzi and René König presented at the Brown Bag Lunch sessions of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
Graphic Designer and visual artist Francesca Coluzzi from Italy worked on the Out of Ink project for the last 5 months as a research intern at the Institute of Network Cultures. In her presentation at the Brown Bag Lunch she talked about the digital shift in publishing and the role of art and design concerning the book as a medium and the book as a culture. "What will the book look like in the future?" was her main research question. With a lot of artistic examples and interviews with experts she tried to find answers to questions like: 'Do we write and read differently on digital devices', 'what is a 'reading' experience?', and 'can design and art contribute to the development of digital publishing and how?'. The presentation is recorded and can be viewed here. More info about the Out of Ink project is availabe on the website: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/outofink/
René König is a sociologist doing PHD researching at Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. For the last couple of months he worked at the Institute of Network Cultures on the Society of the Query project and the planning a second conference later this year on search engines, Google and alternatives. In his presentation for the Brown Bag Lunch he elaborated on different topics concerning search, like personalization & localization, Googlization, law issues, regulations and alternatives to Google, non-Western perspectives to search, and education aspects. His presentation can be viewed here and more information about the Society of the Query can be found on: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/re-search/
Posted: September 23, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
By: margreet |
Tags: hot100, out of ink, picnic, virtueel platform
For the fifth time, Virtueel Platform hosted the HOT100 sessions at the PICNIC Festival 2011 (14-16 Sept). HOT100 is a full day of lectures, masterclasses, workshops and networking opportunities for the most talented alumni from e-culture programs across the Netherlands. During this workshop INC and Publisher Valiz were one of the caseholders to bring up a strategic question to be answered by the HOT100's. This question directly comes out of the research initiative: Out of Ink, Future Publishing Industries.
"What does the future hold for the Digital Publishing Industries?"
Watch here the videoreport of the inspiring afternoon.
about the event: The HOT100 is Virtueel Platform's special talent program for new graduates in e-culture curricula. E-culture includes the fairly recent disciplines of interaction design, game design, media and electronic arts, and social media communication in parallel with digitally informed processes and artefacts from older cultural disciplines such as architecture, film and performing arts.
HOT100 during PICNIC brings together and highlights the most promising 2011 graduates from Dutch art academies, universities and universities of applied science in the fields of design, arts, theory, communication or development skills.
HOT100 also connects this upcoming generation with more established organisations and institutions that undertake interesting work in the field of e-culture. In the afternoon seven strategic questions and issues will be presented to the HOT100 by the VPRO, the Amsterdam Public Library (OBA), the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Dropstuff with NIMk and Hermen Maat, the Institute of Network Cultures with publisher Valiz, NOSop3 and Virtueel Platform itself. These questions serve as case studies in seven pressure cooker workshops that should lead to design solutions or input for new operational directions for the questioners. Later in the year all these organisations will invite the HOT100 graduates to visit to their workplaces and see what has happened with their input.
credits: Moderator: Joep Kuijper. Caseholders: Publisher Valiz, Pia Pol and INC. Camera and editing: Versch Vet, Anke Noorman. Camera: Silvio Lorusso. Virtueel Platform, Merel Willemsen and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer.
special thanks: René Bosch | self employed artist and photographer | www.renebosch.com
Vera van der Lubbe | gamer and loves to sing
Inge Maassen | freelance web & graphic designer, usability | www.mrswhite.nl
Inge Nahuis | communication and multimedia designer | www.ingenahuis.nl
Jeroen Peeters | interdisciplinary designer | www.jeroenpeeters.com
Anja Schenkels | creative internet and multimedia expert who loves to write
Billy Schonenberg | design is storytelling | www.billy.nl
Stefan Terwijn | developing interactive children's books | miraclebooks.blogspot.com
Daniel van der Zeeuw (A.K.A. Varvaras) | Conspiracy theorist and para politician | www.varvaras.net
Download here the HOT100 program booklet.
Posted: July 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
By: outofink |
Tags: book, Digital, ebook, epub, out of ink, print, publishing, publishing industries
Digital technology has greatly impacted the publishing industry, leading
to consolidation of the production cycle, reduction of the publication
time period, use of newly available and open source publishing formats,
and changing revenue models. Self-publishing, open access, and new players
such as Amazon, Google, and Lulu have altered the previously defined roles
related to this practice. Writers need not necessarily leave it up to an
intermediary to publish a book but can now edit, print and distribute
their work (and the work of others) with greater ease.
Yet do-it-yourself quite often results in less than average outcomes - we
aren't all born as those qualified editors, graphic designers and
marketeers who traditionally play important roles in publishing a work.
This research therefore focuses on publishers of academic, theoretical,
and design-oriented work in the Netherlands to see how they are
confronting these massive upheavals in their trade. It will trace each
step of the publishing process and examine choices on copyright and
licensing restrictions. Are publishers experimenting with alternative
modes of publishing and licenses? How do they feel towards levels of
openness (free downloadable pdfs and epubs, reusable content,
non-traditional legal licenses, even open source software)? Another
critical component is to decipher if and how these changes in digital
technologies and workflow are bringing about entirely new forms of
long-format scholarly, intellectual, and visual communication.
Our research methods will be conducted via online questionnaires and by
personal interviews with publishing house representatives. We aim to
document and report our findings as a publication of INC’s own publishing
» Out of Ink blog
Out of Ink: Future Publishing Industries is a project by the Institute of Network Cultures.
Supervision: Geert Lovink, Margreet Riphagen.
Research and interviews: Lily Antflick, Morgan Currie, Silvio Lorusso.