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Forget the Book

Yesterday I attended the excellent event Forget the Book: Writing in the Age of Digital Publishing, at Goldsmiths, University of London. The event was organised by Sarah Kember and Benjamin … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

Scanners, collectors and aggregators. On the ‘underground movement’ of (pirated) theory text sharing

“But as I say, let’s play a game of science fiction and imagine for a moment: what would it be like if it were possible to have an academic equivalent … Continue reading

September 20, 2009 · 14 Comments

RiP, Maecenas and Event

Brett Gaylor, the director of the Open Source documentary RiP: A Remix Manifesto, is experimenting with the ‘Maecenas model’ (by others dubbed the ‘pay–as-you-like’ or Radiohead/NIN model) while launching his … Continue reading

May 2, 2009 · 4 Comments

Freedom on trial?

To continue the freedom of knowledge and information debate on a more practical level, as most of you might have heard, bittorrent tracker The Pirate Bay (which I have written … Continue reading

February 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

Frankfurt Book Fair (I): Free Ebooks, Copyright and Piracy

As I visited the Frankfurt Book Fair last week, Ebooks and Ebook services seemed to be omnipresent. From E-readers to E-publishing experiments and from POD and software services to E-braries, … Continue reading

October 20, 2008 · 1 Comment

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