[-empyre-] HYBRID BOOKWORK, Week Three - At the Digital Publishing Crossroads: Design, Documentation and Art Practice

Michael Dieter M.J.Dieter at uva.nl
Wed Feb 19 07:29:19 EST 2014

Hi empyreans,

I'm pleased to welcome three more guests this week to the discussion
of Hybrid Bookwork: Angela Genusa, Silvio Lorusso and Benjamin
Shaykin. Please find their bios below. I'd highly encourage you to
check out their work documented online (and in some cases
downloadable). I really can't say enough good things about their
stuff, but they've all inspired me to think more seriously and in
different ways about whatever has been happening lately to books, and
I'm really glad that they all said yes to post this week to the list!


- M.


Angela Genusa is a US-based writer and artist. She is the author of
'Twenty Six Wikipedia Articles' (PediaPress, 2013), 'Musée du Service
des Objets Trouvés' (PediaPress, 2013), 'Spam Bibliography' (Troll
Thread, 2013); 'Tender Buttons and Jane Doe' (Gauss PDF, 2013);
'Highlights for Ren' (Lulu, 2013),
'onlinedating.teenadultdating/Adult-Dating' (Lulu, 2012) and 'The
Package Insert of Sorrows' (Lulu, 2011). Forthcoming is her book
'Simone's Embassy' (Truck Books, 2014), as well as 'Composition'
(2014, publisher TBA). Information about her book work can be found at

Silvio Lorusso is an Italian artist, designer and researcher.
Currently he investigates the intersections between publishing and
digital technology from the perspective of art and design as PhD
candidate in Design Sciences at Iuav University of Venice. He
regularly collaborates with the Institute of Network Cultures in
Amsterdam. In 2011 he graduated in Visual and Multimedia
Communications. Subsequently, he spent a period of study at the
Networked Media course of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. He
took part in exhibitions, festival and events such as Transmediale
(Berlin, Germany), Unlike Us (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Fahrenheit39
(Ravenna, Italy). Some of his works are included in the Rhizome
ArtBase Selection. He has written for blogs and magazines such as
Progetto Grafico and Doppiozero. For more information see:
http://silviolorusso.com/; http://p-dpa.net/ and

Benjamin Shaykin is a Providence-based designer and educator,
specializing in book design and other printed matter. He received his
MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, and his BA in Studio
Art & Art History from Oberlin College in 1995. Since 2004, he has
maintained his own freelance practice, working primarily with
publishers, museums, and arts organizations. His work has been
featured in the New Yorker, and recognized by the Type Director's
Club, AIGA's Best of New England (BoNE) Show, Print's Regional Design
Annual, Communication Arts, Readerville's Most Coveted Covers, and the
Society of Publication Designers. He has been a full-time member of
The Design Office since September 2011. Previously, he was a designer
and art director at Chronicle Books and Mother Jones, and was
cofounder and creative director of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop
Culture. He is a critic at RISD, teaching courses in typography and
graphic design. For more information see: http://benjaminshaykin.com/

Michael Dieter
Media Studies
The University of Amsterdam
Turfdraagsterpad 9
1012 XT Amsterdam

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