This blog deconstructs, appropriates, reassembles, and invents ways of the book, creating (over time) a repository of the past, the present and the future of distributed knowledge. With one question hovering over it all: how does dynamic publishing relate to public engagement and the future of learning?

I grouped the content into the following sections: writing, designing, publishing, reading, engagement, gallery, concepts, resources and a glossary

writing as collaborative thinking process, as publishing while 
writing, as in different ways to ‚write‘ and share
—projected thoughts (sky poems, laser tagging, etc.)
—writing, as an event + velocity (collaborative futures)
—cut up (Brion Gysin)
New York City writes itself
—sited video essays (MY Block NYC)
—a book written on a website, over time (TXTBK)

how do you design for text that is not bound to a container anymore, how do you design the container, and what if you designed a writing and publishing system, design elements
—the grid (Josef Müller-Brockmann)
—rhythm (Emil Ruder)
—Film opening scenes (Godard, Saul Bass) Every frame has to work as a stand alone poster
—formless design vs defined
—the page (what the page can do and cannot)
—Book elements
—re-order of appearance (e.g. colophon)

dynamic, multi-platform, cross-genre forms of publishing
—neo mail art (miranda und book und nyc bitforms)
—cell phones
—instructions Galore (ay, ay, ay)
—cross media design campaign (Choose yourself)
—transparent publishing (future of the book, holy of holies)
—feedback publishing (Soundcloud)
—instant publishing and digestive publishing (bldg blog)
—file transfer (music sahel)
—installments (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
—apps (Dumb Store, Strange Rain)
—print on demand and on multiple platform but one publication at a time (publication studio)
—pamphlets, zines, posters, tool kits, cards (small publications)

how do we read and process information now and how will we in the future, exercises in focus and disruption
—the golden notebook (interactive, closed reading)
—Reader Outlouder (Visual editions)
—reading comfort (Craig Mod)
—what the brain does (Maryanne Wolf)
—comparative reading (Sophie)
—Reading shrines, various entry point, presentation and co-existence, multiple platforms, objects (George Adeagbo)
—Juxtaposition (Guidebook to the————)
—serendipity reading (opaque strategies, composition no 1, the book of answers)
—Martha Stewart iPad Magazine (when containers do work)
—Forced book experiences (expanded book, voyager, criterion)

publishing as public engagement, to enhance exchange and find new publics, publish to learn or educate, engage with digital objects in a profound and unconditional manner
—on participation (YKON)
—political engagement, comments (the iraq report)
—educator’s pack (Tate)
—crowdsourcing creativity (nearlyology, significant object, learning to love you more)
—call for participation (whole earth, your slip is showing)
—interact and annotate (a.nnotate)
—adding insight over time (Ubuweb contributions, the golden notebook)

a display of the many ways of the ’book’, featuring examples of deconstructed books, build books, books as object, etc.
—Events, performance
—poem gone performanceg
—digital experiences
—Book On Books (Merz Akademie)

this section looks at concepts, providing new considerations and entry points when inventing new forms of knowledge dissemination
—Evocative objects
—Colors Magazine
—Things that work well on twitter (Storify, Felix Fénéon, Andy Warhol)
—publication as presentation, as timeline (Mandela’s center of memory)
—modular cuisine (El Bulli)
—Parts, components, structures (open structures)
—book as platform and space
—the object (emotion, memory, mnemonic device, materiality)
—Transparent citizen Journalism (DocumentCloud)
—Slow Journalism (narratively)

for further reading and inquiry

to re-direct some pondering on the future of publishing

an alternative look at established terms and some new terms all together (soon)


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