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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“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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fully Booked: Ink on Paper

fully booked: ink on paper brings together a collection of books and related products which celebrate the distinctiveness of materials, production methods, techniques and workmanship, pushing the limits of these approaches in the context of the medium of print.

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JO JO IN THE STARS

The BAFTA winning debut film from AKA Director Marc Craste – JO JO IN THE STARS is a 12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.

Director Marc Craste
Producer Sue Goffe
Produced by Studio AKA

AWARDS
BAFTA 2004 Winner, Best Short Animated Film
Cartoon D’or 2005 Winner of Cartoon D’Or 2005
Clermont Ferrand 2004 2004 Best Short Animated film
Sicaf 2004 2004 Short Film Grand Prize
Bradford Animation Festival 2004 Grand Prix
Brief Encounters – Bristol 2004 Best of British
Aspen Shortsfest 2004 Special Jury Prize
IFCT 2007 Award for Most Innovative Animation

Cast: STUDIO AKA

Tags: jo jo in the stars, studioaka, marc craste, bafta and animation

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Rear Window Timelapse

All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.

more info: jeffdesom.com/hitch/

Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter

Cast: Jeff Desom

Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Stewart, Rear Window, Timelapse, Tilt-Shift, Loop, Panorama, 1954, Remix, Used Footage, Patchwork and After Effects

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