The idea of an African space program may sound funny to some, but not to Cristina de Middel. Through a mix of fact and fiction, de Middel forces viewers to reinterpret a 1960s space program in Zambia in her photobook, The Afronauts.
Video interview with photographer Cristina de Middel. Contains Afronauts spoilers!
You are probably already familiar with the classic Secret Book Compartment project. On Instructables alone, you can find over 20 different varia…
Until I saw this DIY video I was wondering what to do with all these Little Brown Mushroom ‘golden books’ I keep buying. Don’t take me wrong, they are great books, but once the twentieth copy arrives in the mail, I think I will make a secret storage compartment out of them.
Little Brown Mushroom ‘Golden Books’
I will put it next to my copy of Broken Manual. No one will know of course, because that book was issued with its own secret book compartment.
In this post the critic Jörg M Colberg asks “whether re-issues or second editions should be changed/modified or not”. He does not have an answer, but I think it is also not a question.
Revised editions are as old as the history of the printed book. It is up to the creator how he or she wants to express the ideas and he or she can take advantage of every opportunity to alter the expression and the manifestation of a work like for example the revisions made in the second and third editions of Redheaded Peckerwood.
The audience has to live with this, but it might help them to focus a bit more on the intellectual content rather than the physical object.
The number of digital photo books is increasing. Photographer Geert van Kesteren published his accalimed book about the Gulf War as a digital photo book for iPad and iPhone. The app contains over 400 photo’s, in detail reports in English and Arabic, live news feeds and photo-zooms. The app is developed in collaboration with Antenna-Men.
In an exclusive in ELLE’s May issue, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon talks candidly about her next chapter, and what really happened between her and Thurston Moore.
It was time for some gossip on On Almost Every Topic: the breakup between Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. I’ll listen to a couple of songs by Sonic Youth during my flight tomorrow. And some Alice Cooper songs of course.
Alfresco Consultant Maurizio Pillitu wrote a blog post about the Maven Alfresco SDK. In his post he shows you how to create projects using the Alfresco Maven archetypes.
The Maven Alfresco SDK allows you to manage the life cycle of your Alfresco projects in a standardized way without the need to download anything other than Maven. Run a single maven command on your console and start doing great work!
The Afronauts, the widely acclaimed photo book by Cristina de Middel will be available on iPad and iPhone. De Middel received many offers from publishers to reprint this sought after photo book, but she decided against it. Now it will be available for any one who has either an iPad or an iPhone. It is interesting to see a growing interest in digital photo books.
The studio responsible for the production states on their site that they recreated the book for the iPad and iPhone in stead of simply providing an eBook or PDF:
We wanted to develop The Afronauts from scratch, that’s the reason that this book is not a PDF or EPUB3. Behind it there’s Objective C (iOS programming language). Our mission was to think the book again taking advantage of all the features iPads and iPhones give us.