Computer Chronicles - Electronic Publishing (1993)
The buzz word in the early 1990s was multimedia. It was the era of the CD-ROM. This program looks at early attempts at electronic publishing for the computer. Demonstrations include “A Hard Day’s Night” and the Expanded Book Tool Kit from The Voyager Company, Arthur’s Teacher Trouble from Broderbund, The Whitehorse Child, Impressionism and its Sources, and Trouble in Mind from EBook, Cinemania, Mayo Clinic, Rick Smolan’s From Alice to Ocean, and The Well. Originally broadcast in 1993.
"The Cranach Digital Archive (cda) is an interdisciplinary collaborative research resource, providing access to art historical, technical and conservation information on paintings by Lucas Cranach (c.1472 - 1553), his sons and his workshop. The repository presently provides information on more than 700 paintings including c.8000 images and documents from 92 contributing institutions."
Hijacked Ebook Bestsellers as Literary Trojan Horses, Traumawien (2013)
Until now, books were the last advertisement free refuge.
We programmed an algorithm to automatically context-contaminate digital Text with Ad-Slogans drawn from a database.
We want to investigate possibilities of Ad-Subsidized eBooks as well as authenticity of text in Ad-driven environments by manipulating current ebook Bestsellers.
Jeff Bezos does not make a big secret that he would like to sell books for next to nothing. He clearly stated that ‘advertising is the price you pay for having an unremarkable product or service’. Which isn’t a bad thing. If you know how it works.
Amazon sees the future of advertising in books and the future of books in advertising. They currently operate on device- and shop-level, but there is no doubt in-line content will be used too, opening a whole new field to generate profits: not only Reading Devices are about to become full-fledged advertising machines, but also content they’re carrying. The Amazon Book Business isn’t run by Bibliophiles.
The idea is that books can be sold at nothing, given away for free — subsidized by Advertisements.
In our releases, original titles and meta data are not being changed and depending on the level we let the algorithm work, readers won’t even realize any changes in the books. The DRM-cracked bestsellers are disseminated via torrents and identifiable through additional information on brands being abused, as in this torrent for demonstration. Company trackbacks are made possible and welcomed that way.
We want to sensibilize and encourage Authors to think about those facts creating new narratives, making money where there does not seem to be any money — in writing.
And we want you to consume aware.
— “Why Microsoft Word must Die”, Charlie Stross (2013)
"With a selection of 27 excerpted texts that I’ve presented alongside a collection of images that reveal a particular contemporary visual phenomenon that is widely-seen yet seldom given a name, I edited together the nature of clouds with the intent of presenting the otherwise-disparate collection of texts and images in a way that searches for new meaning and interpretation between the two." — Ryan Gerald Nelson, Vision, Interrupted - The Gradient, 16 July 2013.
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Design: An Endless Supply
Eagle plays with Wiener Werkstätte
The concept of the Belgian graphic designer and artist Boy Vereecken links two different design elements associated with the city of Vienna: the grid of the Wiener Werkstätte and the eagle from the federal capital’s…
"Futures of the Book is a week of discussions about the future of reading and writing in the digital age."
"The new Sandberg Instituut website and typeface system is online. Website is designed by LUST, and the typeface is designed by Atelier Carvalho Bernau and LUST in collaboration." - Lust
"The design of the new website and identity is based on the metaphor of the Sandberg Instituut as library, in which each department, person and project makes up one element of the knowledge archive." - sandberg.nl/typeface
"Irma Boom: L’architecture du livre est la première rétrospective en France de la célèbre graphiste Irma Boom, née en 1960." – L’Institut Néerlandais