I was invited by Nicola Vittori to give a short talk about my work and my research at Digital Accademia. Following the presentation’s slides. The last one is my favorite.
Dear all, here some updates that might be of interest.
I’m currently working at a project called Post-Digital Publishing Archive, a (mainly) online platform whose purpose is to systematically collect, organise and keep trace of experiences in the fields of art and design that explore the relationships between publishing and digital technology. The actual platform, p-dpa.net, is in progress at at the moment, but I daily update p-dpa.tumblr.com a tumblr which is intended as a “log” of the project. A detailed abstract of P–DPA, beautifully designed by Luigi Amato and Federico Antonini (S-P-E-C-T-A-C-L-E), can be downloaded here. Please get in touch for any suggestion, idea or related project.
On the 2nd and 3rd of November I’ll be in Utrecht for the hackaton “Free Libraries for Every Soul”, part of the Impakt Festival. Together with Kimmy Spreeuwenberg, Margreet Riphagen and Michael Murtaugh, I’ll bring the experience of the ongoing Digital Publishing Toolkit project (workflows, metadata, Markdown, EPUB, etc).
Here’s a description of the hackaton:
Long before the slogan ‘Information wants to be Free’ was coined, the founder of the modern library Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) had a dream. He believed in ‘Free Libraries for Every Soul’. Libraries can considered our first databases and books our first web pages.
‘Free Libraries for Every Soul’ is an ode to books and libraries. This hackathon will contribute to developing the shape, processes and access to books; from printed matter to e-book, and from typography to algorithm. Hacker and cyber-librarian Marcell Mars, accompannied by Open Source Graphic Designer Femke Snelting will host a hackathon whereby graphic designers, hackers, UX designers, graphic designers, independent publishers and programmers can collaborate to develop today’s incarnation for Melvil Dewey’s dream.
During the month of November I’ll be in Brussels for a residency at Constant Variable, where I will exchange ideas with «artists, designer, techno-inventors, data-activists, cyber feminists, interactive-geeks, textile-hackers, video-makers, sound-lovers, beat-makers and other digital creators who are interested in using Free Libre Open Source Software for their creative experiments». I plan to make a sort of site-specific version of P–DPA, according to the categories and references of this intriguing context.
Di seguito la presentazione e alcune immagini relative all’incontro con Francesca Depalma e Maria Rosaria Digregorio che si è tenuto a Lecce il 18 ottobre nell’ambito di LETSPUBLISH.
Venerdì 18 ottobre, dalle 15 alle 19, avrò il piacere di discutere di (self)publishing con Maria Rosaria Digregorio e Francesca Depalma del collettivo Zabar. I temi trattati saranno numerosi: distribuzione, tiratura, accesso, strumenti, dispositivi, ecc. La tavola rotonda si terrà a Lecce, presso il museo S. Castromediano, nell’ambito di LETSPUBLISH, Laboratorio dal Basso, della durata di due settimane, organizzato da Spazio314. Qui il programma completo dei workshop e di seguito qualche immagine in anteprima.