[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 111, Issue 9 (Domenico Quaranta, Ethel Baraona Pohl)

Mathias Fuchs mathias.fuchs at creativegames.org.uk
Thu Feb 13 19:51:47 EST 2014

Thanks Domenico and Ethel, I enjoyed reading your suggestions and 
understand your positions.
My question is: Is there a way for new forms of hybrid publications of 
dealing with the fact that books are not only dissemination platforms 
for knowledge, but books are used in performative contexts like those:
- I apply for a job and want to put a printed book on the desk of the 
interviewers (I do not want to recommend to them that they can download 
the .pdf)
- I read a book on a train or in a coffee house and enjoy the ensemble 
of paper quality, varying lighting situations, coffee stains on paper 
that remind me of something, ...
- I have to convince a sponsor for a project that I did some serious 
research in the past - via a book of mine -and know that he will not 
read the book or any document on lulu, link or dpr.
In other words: what are your strategies to increase the culturally 
connotated paratext of the hybrid publications?
Or maybe you think this will come anyway?
Thanks Mathias

Prof. Dr. Mathias Fuchs
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Art and Civic Media, Gamification Lab

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