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bookleteer at Be2camp Brum 2010

August 13th, 2010 1 Comment

No pics yet so thought I’d show you Bubblino (via Roo Reynolds on Flickr) of Bubblino who accompanied every be2camp tweet with a flurry of bubbles Yesterday I presented bookleteer at Be2camp Brum 2010, an ‘unconference’ looking at where Web 2.0 meets the built environment. I was a bit nervous about my talk as it […]

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The collage illustrations of Dave McKean

August 12th, 2010 2 Comments

Last week I began to draft a post about digital artist Dave McKean’s illustrations. I was planning to return to the half-written post when I got an email from Giles saying did I know that Dave McKean illustrated a piece of writing for COIL (the Journal of the Moving Image which Giles founded and edited) […]

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Be2camp Brum 2010

August 11th, 2010 No Comments

Date: Thursday 12 August 2010 Time: 12.15 til 8pm Place: Library Theatre, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HQ Price: Free! On Thursday I’ll be talking about bookeleteer at Be2camp Brum 2010. Be2camp Brum is organised by Rob Annable of Axis Design Architects and is described as “an ‘unconference’ about social media, digital tools and the built […]


Seven Days in Seven Dials – eBooks

August 10th, 2010 No Comments

From Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters About a month ago I mentioned that Alice was spending the week in Covent Garden as part of the Seven Days in Seven Dials project organised by Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network. For a week ten artists and […]

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Will there be an Oxfam for second-hand eBooks?

August 9th, 2010 3 Comments

Thing of the past? Oxfam books in (l-r) Huddersfield, Leamington, London Over the weekend I found myself thinking – what if eBooks (for eBook readers not the bookleteer type of eBooks..) become the dominant way of reading? What will this mean for people who buy secondhand books? It’s clear that many people are thinking about […]

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How to keep a geological field notebook

August 6th, 2010 No Comments

A very tangible field notebook (via fieldnotebookcom) Following on from the paper versus digital notebook conversation the other day I came across this post describing how to keep a geological field notebook. What I liked was how few of the characteristics and possible uses of a geologists field notebook they list actually have to do […]

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Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan

August 5th, 2010 No Comments

This recently published eBook by Julie Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed describes the progress of the Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project in Dangeil, Sudan. Julie is Assistant Keeper of Sudanese and Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum and Salah works for the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan and the eBook was written for a conference […]

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notebooks vs notebooks

August 4th, 2010 1 Comment

I took the photo above in the Kenrokuen gardens, Kanazawa. We were standing beside the lake at the centre of these beautiful and historic gardens when I saw these two ladies. Standing side-by-side one lady was sketching what she could see using a pencil and paper notebook, the other was using her mobile phone to […]


Cosmo china

August 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Last week Proboscis got back a delivery of PPOD books commissioned by Cosmo China in Bloomsbury, London.  The book commemorates 20 years of Cosmo China and its artists. The shop was begun by Josie Firmin and Christopher Stangeways and produces handpainted ceramics. During it’s lifetime three of Josie’s sisters have painted china for Cosmo (and […]

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For the love of a book shelf

August 2nd, 2010 Comments Off on For the love of a book shelf

Photographs of Macleods secondhand bookstore, Vancouver, Canada and a bookshelf, from As if to emphasise James Bridle‘s point that books-as-objects act as souvenirs of the reading time, a few days ago I came across the blog bookshelf porn. The premise of the blog is simple – it shows photographs of bookshelves, contributed by readers, […]

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Art Space Tokyo: Shared Making

July 30th, 2010 No Comments

Art Space Tokyo is an intimate guide to the Tokyo art world by Ashley Rawlings and Craig Mod and a very beautiful book describing the buildings and neighbourhoods of 12 distinctive Tokyo galleries. There are maps for each of the areas, illustrations of the galleries by Nobumasa Takahashi  (the cover is a composite map of […]

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3 Ways to Share

July 29th, 2010 4 Comments

I came across these three ways to share via Russell Davis who attributes them to Clay Shirky. Sharing Goods – the hardest to do, because if you give a physical good you no longer have it, you’re deprived of it. Sharing Services – like giving helping someone across the road – you don’t lose out […]


How can you have a pop-up book on the iPad?

July 28th, 2010 2 Comments

This was the question I typed into Google as I wondered how the iPad, Kindle and other eBook readers (or rather, developers of eBooks for these platforms) might accommodate the tangible properties of books such as size, paper type, pop-up illustrations and so on, that vary from book to book and make paper books such […]

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If you want to continue reading, scroll down

July 27th, 2010 No Comments

I’m not sure if Choose Your Own Adventure books count as shared making or shared reading (or both?) but I would certainly claim it as an augmented reading experience. The Choose Your Own Adventure series of children’s books was published by Bantam books between 1979 and 1998, however, the format was used for several other […]

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James Bridle: Bookcubes and bookleteer API

July 26th, 2010 2 Comments

A set of Bookcubes generated using the bookleteer API James Bridle of was one of the participants at the Pitch Up and Publish: Augmented Reading a couple of weeks ago, and he talked a little about the idea of books as symbols and the related BookCube project he’d done using the bookleteer API. Here, […]

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