[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 111, Issue 3

Michael Dieter M.J.Dieter at uva.nl
Thu Feb 6 19:47:16 EST 2014


Hi all,

Just noticed that some of the links got mashed together in my email. As follows:

Alessandro Ludovico, Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing
Since 1894, Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2012:
http://monoskop.org/images/a/a6/Ludovico,_Alessandro_-_Post-Digital_Print._The_Mutation_of_Publishing_Since_1894.pdf

Hopefully the PDF of the final newspaper journal for Transmediale will
be available soon: http://www.aprja.net/?page_id=1291

Here's a link to the Post-Digital Research draft articles, however:
http://post-digital.projects.cavi.dk/

And finally, a link to Mercedes' new blog - http://mercedesbunz.net/

- M.

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> Hi all,
>
> I would like to introduce the first three guests for the February topic of
> Hybrid Bookwork: Alessandro Ludovico, David Berry and Mercedes Bunz. I'll
> called the theme for this session, 'Between Paper and Pixels: The Book
> After New Media', to outline some of the broad transformations associated
> with publishing today.
>
> There are a number of themes that are perhaps taking some note of in order
> to provide some context for the current dynamic and shifting contexts for
> the innovative practices that we see emerging around publishing (and other
> context in cultural production).
>
> Bios are as follows:
>
> Alessandro Ludovico is an artist, media critic, and chief editor of Neural
> magazine since 1993 (http://neural.it). He has published and edited several
> books, including his latest 'Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing
> Since 1894' (Onomatopee 2012). He is one of the founders of Mag.Net
> (Electronic Cultural Publishers organisation), for which co-edited three
> Mag.net Readers, and also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12?s
> Magazine Project. He's currently curating the virtual exhibition "Erreur
> d'Impression" in the virtual space of Jeu de Paume in Paris. He is one of
> the authors of the Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat
> Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook). He's Adjunct Professor at OCAD
> University in Toronto, and teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara and
> NABA in Milan, and is currently completing a PhD at Anglia Ruskin
> University in Cambridge (UK).
>
> David M. Berry is a reader in digital media in the school of media, film
> and music at the University of Sussex. His research interests focus on
> media/medium theory, software studies, digital humanities, and technology.
> He is particularly interested in the methodological and theoretical
> challenges of digital media and has strong research interests in the
> philosophy of software and critical theory. His latest book is 'Critical
> Theory and the Digital' (Bloomsbury 2014), and he blogs over at
> http://stunlaw.blogspot.nl/
>
> Mercedes Bunz is a lecturer in Media Studies at Leuphana University,
> Germany, where she is also Director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, exploring
> academic publishing in the digital age. She writes on digital media,
> journalism and the philosophy of technology, and she has been the
> technology reporter of The Guardian. Her latest publication is The Silent
> Revolution: How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and
> Politics Without Making Too Much Noise (Palgrave Pivot 2013). She blogs
> regularly at http://www.mercedes-bunz.de/ and http://hybridpublishing.org/
>
>
> I've been lucky enough to work with each one of them at certain points, and
> I'm thrilled to have them contributing this week! Some background of why
> I've asked them to contribute...
>
> I want to invite Alessandro to start off the discussion. Many of you are no
> doubt familiar with his work, but if not, I want to draw attention to his
> recent book, 'Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894'
> (Onomatopee 2012):
> http://monoskop.org/images/a/a6/Ludovico,_Alessandro_-_Post-Digital_Print._The_Mutation_of_Publishing_Since_1894.pdf(The
> fact that text is legit available through the Monoskop Log is perhaps
> noteworthy itself).
>
> I would describe his book as a history of experimental aesthetic practices
> articulated through new publishing technologies, and one that speaks in
> particular to the concept of the post-digital. More generally, it's a
> tremendous document of a vast array of projects, artworks, print objects,
> books, pamphlets and magazines that is characteristic of print culture in
> late modernity and beyond.
>
> The post-digital, in particular, is a term that I'm inviting Alessandro to
> discuss, along with related ideas that have emerged through his research.
> And it's particularly relevant off the back of Transmediale Festival last
> week given the Post-Digital Research panel and newspaper publication. The
> latter is a series of short texts that have been collaboratively
> peer-reviewed through a workshop on the topic held at Aarhus University
> last year: https://tm-resource.projects.cavi.au.dk/?page_id=1291Unfortunately,
> a PDF is not available yet, but Alessandro I'm sure will
> give an impression of the contents of this publication.
>
> David, meanwhile, has written on a wide range of topics and subjects from
> f/oss, the philosophy of software, digital humanities, new aesthetic and,
> quite recently, the post-digital. I've invited him to respond and present
> his current research, and extend the discussion into some reflections on
> epistemological implications and political economy concerns. David and I
> have also been involved with booksprint events with Adam Hyde, which I
> haven't mentioned in the outline for this discussion, but certainly seem
> relevant to the discussion!
>
> Finally, I've asked Mercedes to contribute with her extensive experience as
> a journalist and academic covering a range of topics in digital culture,
> including a recent in depth study of algorithms and knowledge production.
> She leads the Hybrid Publishing team of which (full disclosure) I am also
> member at Leuphana University L?neburg. I was hoping that she might broaden
> the discussion with some reflections on Alessandro and David's posts, and
> perhaps provide some further consideration based on the work currently
> being done in Leuphana.
>
> And of course, I invite all subscribers to chime in, respond and post to
> the list over the coming days!
>
>
> --
> Michael Dieter
> Lecturer
> Media Studies
> The University of Amsterdam
> Turfdraagsterpad 9
> 1012 XT Amsterdam
> http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/m.j.dieter/
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Michael Dieter
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Media Studies
The University of Amsterdam
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