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Notes on Unbound Books – A Conference Report (Part I)

Last month I attended The Unbound Book conference, a three day gathering of experts on books, publishing and reading, to collaboratively explore the future of the book and the transformation … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Book Destruction

Two weeks ago I attended the Book Destruction conference, which took place on the 16th of April at the Institute of English Studies, part of the University of London. The … Continue reading

May 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Struggle to Define a Position: What will be the Future of Electronic Literature?

Last week I attended a fascinating roundtable at Kingston University London which focused mainly on the position of electronic literature within the literary and artistic field and within academia more … Continue reading

July 21, 2010 · 3 Comments

Do not ask me to remain the same

Definitions are intrinsically time-bound. Imagine the fundamental question of ‘What is a book’. To ask this question at this moment in time means we have to take into account the … Continue reading

June 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

APE 2010: The Semantic Desktop and the Article of the Future

During the second and third day of the APE conference three presentations were given which focused on services that would aid the information worker through the information overload. They were … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Historical Sensationalism. On the Morality of History

Yesterday evening, Marita Mathijsen, one of the leading Dutch literary historians, gave the 38th Huizinga-lecture at the St. Pieterskerk in Leiden. An elaborate version of this lecture has been published … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · Leave a comment

Poetry and Audio Cassettes as Vehicles for Social Change. On the Film Men Of Words by Johanne Haaber Ihle

As Ihle shows in her film, since the unification in 1990 of North and South Yemen, the country has been politically unstable. Poetry fulfills a very important function in the … Continue reading

December 14, 2009 · 2 Comments

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