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.
I cannot show you where The Yard is, but I can link you to a commercial on how to achieve The Yard.
silencewhippersnapper—this is the first thing to make me want to catch up and actually watch SPN S9. This is the best SPN thing.
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
Simply print at 8.5 X 11 inches, cut-out and assemble. The matriculating mythozoologist in your life will appreciate this 100% accurate diagram of the rare and elusive Pegacorn.
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.
Oh, no, of course, you’re right. My mistake.
Ariel Schrag at Bluestockings, 8/27/14
This is the sound of a genius who’s recently relearned what it’s like to walk on steady footing.
Tumblr, let’s talk about fanfiction. I don’t often bring it up; certainly not professionally and only occasionally with friends, but I am a long-time reader (and once-upon-a-time writer) of fanfic. I discovered the Harry Potter fandom on Yahoo Groups back in the day, and never looked back. The…
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
YES! Epic MD Birthday Times FTW! (archifist)