On & off line publishing – ideas on the reading/use (2)

January 30th, 2007 § Comments Off on On & off line publishing – ideas on the reading/use (2) § permalink

organised by De Balie in Amsterdam on 19-1-07

Why print or not print in times of online media? How does the grey zone in between ‘on’ & ‘off’ publishing look like? How does it change publishing processes? How does the human race react upon the variety of formats and possibilities?

These are the questions that got some interesting replies during the presentations at De Balie. In the previous post I reformulated the ideas on the existing infrastructure and the POD-services (print on demand). Here I would like to present the reader’s point of view of Arie Altena (media theorist, writer, lecturer and researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy). » Read the rest of this entry «

On & off line publishing – ideas on the infrastructure (1)

January 30th, 2007 § Comments Off on On & off line publishing – ideas on the infrastructure (1) § permalink

organised by De Balie in Amsterdam on 19-1-07

Why print or not print in times of online media? How does the grey zone in between ‘on’ & ‘off’ publishing look like? How do they change publishing processes? How does the human race react upon the variety of formats and possibilities?

These are the questions that got some interesting replies during the presentations at De Balie. Thanks to the nice service of live-streaming I followed everything smoothly from my flat in Brussels, getting impatient about streamservices that allow virtual reactions form the audience.

I would like to split the presentations into ideas about ‘the infrastructure’ and ideas about the ‘reading/use’. Doing so I follow the presentation line of the evening: after the interventions of Alessandro Ludovico (editor-in-chief Neural & co-founder of the ‘Mag.Net – Electronic Cultural Publishers) and Simon Worthington (co-founder Mute Magazine, co-founder ‘Mag.Net) – based on the love for publishing, the last presenter was Arie Altena (media theorist, writer, lecturer and researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy) who talked from the reader’s point of view. » Read the rest of this entry «