Rapid Book Development

Another example of what I call “book companion websites” is about a site that creates book companion websites, in addition to the books themselves. The book Lean Publishing is about how to apply a work-style from Internet startups to the process of iterating and releasing a book. This book explains the philosophy behind Leanpub, from its … Continued

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Vocoder: Judith Goldman

Judith Goldman’s VOCODER is new perspective, a new time in Stein’s sense that a time is articulated differently in each generation, that is perspective of the way time’s seen–Leslie Scalapino. Judith Goldman’s book makes me very uncomfortable. She is so angry, and she sets up so many barriers–brackets, slashes, cross-outs and the like–that she makes reading as complicated a proposition as locating the ethical good in a corrupt political climate. She restores two visions at once: the avant-garde’s insistence that poetic form be politically motivated and not just ‘fun,’ and the conviction that freedom is possible ‘only’ when we admit that we are not free–Jennifer Moxley.

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The Imaginary Voyage

The Imaginary Voyage is an investigation into a new type of opera that emerges from the digital world (Hugill & Scott 2013, 253). The research is described in Hugill, A. and Scott, L. (2013) ‘The Imaginary Voyage’, Digital Creativity 24/3, pp. 253-257.

The user is cast in the role of voyager, travelling from island to island across the internet (or Squitty Sea). Each island has its own character and interactivity. The story is primarily modelled on the voyage of Doctor Faustroll in Alfred Jarry’s posthumously published novel Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician (1911), and similar descriptions by Iambulus, Rabelais, Cyrano de Bergerac, Bacon, Swift, Borges and Perec.

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Project Hubs: A Home Base for Design Projects

The design project dance is a sloppy one. It involves a slew of email attachments, PDFs, PSDs, revisions, GitHub repos, staging environments, and more. And while tools like Basecamp can help manage all these moving parts, it can still be incredibly challenging to extract only the important bits, juggle deliverables, and see how your project is progressing.

Enter project hubs.

Via 24ways.org →

“The Source” by Noah Eli Gordon

“…Noah Eli Gordon’s strange and haunting cento—a book assembled from thousands of instances of page 26, as found in the volumes of the Denver Public Library, their deployment of our alphabet with its twenty-six letters yielding an astonishing variety of source material that constitutes Noah Eli Gordon’s adventure in numerology.  Language is literally charged with meaning in exciting new ways.”
—Marjorie Perloff

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Penflip Reinvents Git for Writers

Penflip is an ambitious attempt to rework git into a system that can revolutionize writing the same way it did source code management, and it almost succeeds. If you’ve never used git, you can still figure out how Penflip works without way too much difficulty — and if you prefer to write offline, as so many of us do, it’s the one writing web app that actually works perfectly with your offline apps thanks to git and the GitHub apps.

Via web.appstorm.net →

Intangible Possessions

For buyers of digital artwork, there are additional stipulations and responsibilities surrounding the purchase. New media contracts often outline the rights and duties of the artist and collector to ensure the work remains intact and functional for as long as possible. This may include annually renewing a domain, exhibiting the work on approved technologies, and allowing it to remain publicly accessible.

Via blog.art21.org →