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Workbooks for community knowledge networks

February 4th, 2013 No Comments

Last year Proboscis collaborated with a group of local people and a community run centre (PAG) in Pallion, Sunderland to co-create and co-design a sustainable ‘knowledge network’ that could help people respond to the bewildering array of changes taking place in the benefits system. Our project became the Pallion Ideas Exchange (PAGPIE) – weekly meetings and […]

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Material Conditions: Epilogue

October 8th, 2012 1 Comment

Last December we published Material Conditions, a set of eight commissioned books exploring what it means and takes to be a professional creative practitioner. Inspired by the title of a behind-the-scenes blog post which followed, we’ve added a new chapter to the series, continuing a discussion which seems ever more relevant in the current climate. […]

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Recording & Sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge

September 13th, 2012 1 Comment

This week I’ve spent a couple of days in Scotland with James Leach, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen working on ideas for recording and sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the field through hybrid technologies and tools. We are taking part in a symposium at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea […]

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Back to everyday life!

September 10th, 2012 No Comments

Its been a sensational summer on so many levels and in so many ways. To celebrate we’re offering a special 10% discount on bookleteer Short Run Printing costs from today until the 30th September (n.b. : can’t be added to any additional discounts or offers). Use this discount code BTEL-092012 when ordering. Why not use […]

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the Periodical : setting the scene #1

August 30th, 2012 No Comments

I am delighted and proud to introduce the first of our friends and colleagues who have agreed to take part in this experiment in conversational, relational publishing. They’ve all agreed to publish at least one eBook with bookleteer over the next 12 months which will all go into the wider selection pool from which we […]

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Fresh look and new features

August 27th, 2012 No Comments

As some may have noticed last week we quietly updated bookleteer to give it a fresh look and to introduce the sharing features we announced previously. We’ve been tweaking and bug-fixing over the last week or so and are now very excited to let everyone know about it. New Look Home & About Pages We’ve […]

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the Periodical, a manifesto of sorts

August 6th, 2012 No Comments

A number of people I’ve spoken to about the Periodical have asked me to explain more about the vision behind it. Why is it necessary now? What are we hoping to achieve? Why should people subscribe? So I’m taking this opportunity to share my thoughts, hopes and aspirations – both as a rallying cry for […]

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ARCHIZINES World Tour – New Dates for Autumn

August 6th, 2012 No Comments

The ARCHIZINES World Tour is continuing its traversal of the globe, with added dates for Autumn. This collection of independent architecture zines, journals and magazines from around the world, curated by Elias Redstone, and featuring a publication from our very own City As Material, will be on show in various countries over the following weeks. Check […]

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Evolutionary update #1

July 24th, 2012 Comments Off

In about three weeks time we will be making a fundamental change to bookleteer by enabling public sharing of eBooks and StoryCubes. What does this mean? users will be able to share their eBooks & StoryCubes direct from bookleteer users will be able to add tags to their publications users will have a personal page […]

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Introducing… the Periodical

July 14th, 2012 1 Comment

An eccentric monthly publication for an era of eclectic exploration More and more beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring eBooks are being created with bookleteer all the time so, with a nod to such illustrious forebears as William Hogarth, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne and Charles Dickens we’re creating the Periodical, a regular monthly publication to […]

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More recently printed books

July 11th, 2012 No Comments

Here’s two more books created with bookleteer which have recently been published with our Short Run Printing service. ‘We Are All Food Critics: The Reviews’ was printed for Soho Parish Primary School, so that every child who wrote a review for the Soho Food Feast 2012 could have their own copy and show off their […]

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Soho Food Feast: We Are All Food Critics – The Reviews

July 6th, 2012 No Comments

In May, Proboscis supported the children of Soho Parish Primary School at this year’s Soho Food Feast – a community fundraising event held for the school at which many of London’s celebrated chefs and restaurants provided signature dishes to raise money. We designed a special eNotebook alongside Fay Maschler, Restaurant Critic of the London Evening […]

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Recently printed books

June 29th, 2012 No Comments

Greetings, bookleteers. Thought you might like to see two books which have been published recently using our Short Run Printing Service. Axis Design Architects have used bookleteer once again, this time for ‘Community Consultation & Neighbourhood Planning’, which showcases their work with residents during design processes (they even mention using our blank Storycubes during workshops!) […]

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Testing a New Payment Service

June 13th, 2012 No Comments

We’re just testing out a new ‘cardless’ payment service as an alternative to Paypal – Go Cardless. It works by creating ‘Paylinks’ that enable customers to buy something via the Direct Debit system direct from their bank account (and consequently covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee so highly safe and secure). To test it we’ve […]

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City as Material x The Haunter – Tuesday 19th June

June 13th, 2012 No Comments

For our next City As Material venture, we will be working with Tim Wright on his new digital public art project The Haunter, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s ‘Poems of 1912/13′, enacted 100 years after Hardy wrote his famous sequence of verses mourning the death of his first wife, Emma. Participants will embark on walks along […]

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