Posts By: haroldkonickx
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 [...]
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.
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 reading device with some character and soul please
Working in the field of digital media, designer and HVA lecturer Frank Kloos regretfully admits his love for physical books. Nevertheless he fantasizes about a reading device that is as good as or maybe even better than the real thing. Frank Kloos on digital publishing: ‘Vooralsnog vind ik tablets karakterloos.’ from network cultures on Vimeo.
Thomas van Aalten: ‘Het evangelie van de nulletjes en eentjes is niet zaligmakend’
Thomas van Aalten is a critically acclaimed Dutch writer and teacher at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. In this interview he answers questions on digitalization. He thoughtfully formulates his views on topics like reading culture, sales of e-books and a so called ‘Spotify for books’. Van Aalten believes that literature and the printed book are not [...]
Miriam Rasch: ‘E-books kunnen de leeservaring naar een ander niveau tillen’
Miriam Rasch is one of the speakers at the Off the Press conference. She works at the Institute of Networkcultures and teaches at the school for media and communation (MIC) of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Furthermore she is a passionate reader and literary critic. Starting off with Barbara Hui’s online mapping of W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn [...]
Vasilis van Gemert: ‘Over 100 jaar kunnen we nog HTML lezen’
Developer and Designer of the Amsterdam Design School for Multimedia (CMD) makes a passionate plea for publishing on the web (in Dutch). ‘Over honderd jaar kunnen we nog HTML lezen’; Vasilis van Gemert over digitaal publiceren from network cultures on Vimeo.
Megan Hoogenboom: You and the Book
Megan Hoogenboom (Rotterdam) is a graphic designer who explores the possibilities of digital reading, using the ePub format. In this interview Megan gives us her view on the challenges and possibilities of ePub. Megan wil be one of the guests of our upcoming conference. You and the book; some thoughts on the practice and future [...]