R & D

Post-digital print presentation

By Simon Worthington, 2 June 2012

Post-Digital Print

Symposium presentation. Presentation file PDF file

The presentation was at the launch of Post-Digital Print

A copy of the Post-Digital Print book can be downloaded here http://monoskop.org/log/?p=4165

Alessandro Ludovico: Post-Digital Print – The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894 (2012)

In the post-digital age, digital technology is no longer revolutionary but a normality, everywhere. For music or film, circulation as bits and bytes, downloads and streams are no longer a big deal. But for the world of book and magazine publishing, change has just begun.

New ways of networked and electronic publishing had been envisioned by avant-garde artists, activists and technologists for more than a century. Even though in hindsight the reports of the death of paper were greatly exaggerated, electronic publishing has now become a reality. How will analog and digital coexist in the post-digital age of publishing? How will they transition, mix and cross over?

In this book, Alessandro Ludovico rereads the history of avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the opposites of paper and electronics. He covers, among others, artists’ books and manifests, zines, net art and experimental publishing projects, up to e-readers and print-on-demand.

With Afterword by Florian Cramer
Publisher Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam & Onomatopee, Eindhoven, May 2012
Onomatopee 77: Cabinet Project
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
ISBN: 978-90-78454-87-8
192 pages
via Florian Cramer

Post Digital Print (a series of activities around the publication)
book launch (20 May 2012, Rotterdam)


Direct download (updated 2012-5-31 to the latest version of the book)