Transformative Tidbits

Intellectual property and artistic appropriation are sexy, yo!

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And if you really want to see teens—particularly teen fans—in action, take a look at the projects teens are involved in. Is it really fair to look at the teens who throw themselves yearly into charity drives and fundraising for projects like GISHWHES, Project for Awesome, the Harry Potter Alliance, or Nerdfighteria, and decide that the kids aren’t all right? Sure, teens are screaming at pop concerts, but they’re also engaging in activism online and off- to an unprecedented degree.
Aja Romano,  'The teens on Tumblr are all right' (via dailydot)

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cross-connect:

Brian Dettmer- a Decade of turning Book Surgery into Art

The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.

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(via bookporn)

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aisforausten:

So I’m currently re-reading Sense and Sensibility and I cannot help but share what has to be my favourite Austen take-down, which somehow manages to be both hilarious and brutal…

He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold-hearted and rather selfish is to be ill-disposed

Sublime. 

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

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spx:

politicsprose:

INFOGRAPHIC: Checking Out America’s Libraries
(Via Electric Lit)

I’m extremely proud to say that the Small Press Expo has now placed more than 1000 graphic novels from Independent publishers in Washington DC-area libraries as a part of our, now four year old, Graphic Novel Gift program.

And we are just getting started. I’m not going to be satisfied until SPX sponsored books are in a library in every state. And then every library, period.

(via diebrarian)

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nprbooks:

A new Haruki Murakami book is coming out in December. The 96-page The Strange Library tells the story of a boy who stops at his local library and encounters an old man who holds him captive and forces him to read books, planning to eat his brain in order to absorb his knowledge. With his fellow captives, a girl with some unusual talents and a sheep-man, the boy tries to escape. It will be translated from Japanese by Ted Goossen and published by Knopf.
More book news here.
Image via Knopf

nprbooks:

A new Haruki Murakami book is coming out in December. The 96-page The Strange Library tells the story of a boy who stops at his local library and encounters an old man who holds him captive and forces him to read books, planning to eat his brain in order to absorb his knowledge. With his fellow captives, a girl with some unusual talents and a sheep-man, the boy tries to escape. It will be translated from Japanese by Ted Goossen and published by Knopf.

More book news here.

Image via Knopf

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