The print-on-demand precept can mature as well. The promise is that digital technologies will convey us to a spectrum of print-to-paper manifestations. A print-on-reflection mode is exemplified at
Diffusion. Note the re-reference of the 18th c. pamphlet as a populist, liberation trope. (from
flood of thought
The Obermann seminar on Extreme Materialist Readings of the Medieval Book has flooded participants with a different immersion in exemplification and transmission of conceptual works. At the same time weird meteorology and high water give a sensual feel of the remove needed to sustain a spirit/body routine. So polarities require a triangulation at-least to a third force of the weather or of the voice of the book intruding between discourse. FotB .get a grip The Iowa River is rising and promises a second 100 year flood only 15 years later.
if:book, a forum for anticipation of new modes of digital discourse and publication, has encountered an accumulation of its own postings which is suddenly weighing down its future flow.
“I was on a panel with Robert Boorstin, a senior Google executive. He didnít talk about Iran. He talked about the worldís 1.4 billion Internet users and the way that numberís growing by 250 million a year.
He talked about the 10 hours of video being uploaded on YouTube every minute of every day. He talked about the worldís 3 billion mobile devices, with another billion coming in the next three years. He described the ìlargest increase in expressive capability in the history of the human race.î”
three, four letter words
Three words; kerf, edge and crop all prompt field observations of the physical structure of a medieval book. These are the quick keys that indicate the presence of an initial binding and its possible relation to the period of production of the manuscript.
Kerf refers to the evidence of previous sewing stations and their patterns, edge refers to the clues of edge trimmings and re-trimmings and crop refers to evidence of missing annotation and margin.