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Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition

May 31st, 2012 No Comments

We’ve just published our latest entry in the City As Material series: ‘Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition’ – three books documenting the investigative excursions of Professor William Starling and his research team (Lisa Hirmer and Andrew Hunter of DodoLab, Josephine Mills of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge artist Leila Armstrong, and Giles Lane and […]

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Pop-Up eBooks: ‘Tangled Threads’

April 12th, 2012 No Comments

It seems that the posts tagged with ‘Pop-up’ on the bookleteer blog have been getting a lot of attention, so I’m reaching back into the Diffusion archive to satisfy you lot. ‘Tangled Threads’ was an eBook designed to act as a film storyboard, as part of Proboscis’ Sensory Threads project. Scripted by Karen Martin and […]

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Poetry & short story pamphlets with bookleteer

January 26th, 2012 No Comments

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about bookleteer’s role in creating poetry pamphlets and short story collections, and the lack of much of either from budding bookleteers. It’s boggling – they suit the format perfectly as portable, pocket sized A6 books, or the grander A5 size, and can be made very quickly without any design […]

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Material Conditions, Series 1 – Epilogue

December 16th, 2011 1 Comment

Yesterday, Proboscis launched the first series of Material Conditions, a set of eight eBooks created with bookleteer, asking professional creative practitioners to reflect on what the material conditions for their own practice are, especially now in relation to the climate of change and uncertainty brought about by the recession and public sector cuts – part […]

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Material Conditions – Launching 15/12/11

December 9th, 2011 No Comments

On December 15th we are launching a new series of eBook commissions called Material Conditions. This series asks professional creative practitioners to reflect on what the material conditions for their own practice are, especially now in relation to the climate of change and uncertainty brought about by the recession and public sector cuts. The contributors […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight – City As Material: An Overview

August 3rd, 2011 No Comments

A document of the five City As Material events we ran in London last year, this eBook collects the blog posts penned after each event, a selection of photographs taken, as well as an introduction to the project and our motives for undertaking it. Created in place of an individual eBook for Sonic Geographies, due […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Expeditions in Paper Science

June 29th, 2011 No Comments

Created at our first Pitch Up & Publish event by Matthew Sheret, co-founder of We Are Words + Pictures, Expeditions in Paper Science is a compilation of blog posts written for his website. Matthew says: “I’ve long been interested in the idea of physicalising web articles, and while an industry has solidified around POD in […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Ancient Lights, City Shadows

June 17th, 2011 No Comments

A collaborative eBook produced as a result of our City As Material: Skyline event, Ancient Lights, City Shadows features mixed media collected on the day and material we were inspired to create after our wander through the city. Adorning the cover is one of Martin Fidler’s intricate skyline drawings, opposed with an ambiguous photograph of […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Three Essays by Samuel Johnson

June 10th, 2011 No Comments

Selected by writer and journalist Bill Thompson, this eBook compiles three of Samuel Johnson’s essays in a slim, portable format; Rambler 2, pondering the nature of ambition and self-deception, Idler 48, in which he speaks of  how we ‘play throughout life with the shadows of business’, and Adventurer 95, exploring the process of writing and […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Beasts and Super-Beasts

June 1st, 2011 No Comments

A collection of 36 short stories by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), each an individual eBook, the tales in Beasts and Super-Beasts deal mainly with “the presence or role of an animal and its relationship to the humans in the narrative, acutely dissecting their foibles and pretensions” (an exquisite summary by Giles there). They’re in a […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Deep City

May 10th, 2011 No Comments

As part of the City As Material series, after being our special guest for the Underside event and helping to co-ordinate the resulting collaborative eBook, Layered, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino was asked to produce an individual effort. She created Deep City, an attempt to “extract the individual elements we see in cities over and over again, to […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology

April 27th, 2011 No Comments

A series of four eBooks created by Giles Lane, “Fragments towards an anarchaeology of Belo Horizonte” showcases photographs taken during walks around the city, as part of the arte.mov festival and symposium in 2009. The books focus on certain features of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, such as its Street Art, the Corners of the city, and […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: The Thetford Travelling Menagerie

April 14th, 2011 No Comments

A recently published Diffusion Highlight, The Thetford Travelling Menagerie by Lisa Hirmer and Andrew Hunter of Dodolab, is one of the few eBooks so far to use the A5 landscape format, the end result being particularly striking and accomplished. It stands out amongst the Proboscis bookshelves, aided in part, by the lovely illustration on its […]

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City as Material: Norwich

April 7th, 2011 No Comments

Tim Wright joined Giles and I for our second City As Material outside of London on Tuesday, as we took a trip to Norwich, where Tim spent his early years. The train from London seemed distinctly commuter-free compared to our journey to Bristol, with only a handful of people in our carriage. We bagged table […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: A Sketchbook of Lancaster by Caroline Maclennan

March 21st, 2011 No Comments

Caroline Maclennan, a student at Lancaster University who worked with Alice Angus on her As It Comes project, created this eBook to document the research and people involved whilst exploring independent shops and traders in Lancaster. It’s composed of images printed from a mobile pogo printer and sketches, as well as newspaper clippings, tracings of […]

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