"So a video journalist goes into a bookstore ..." and finds little to report. Beset by the BBC's wallowing in non-events and the trivial, I am probably flailing out unfairly at the PBS's "dog bites man" story or perhaps indigesting a bit of humbug this Christmas season. MediaShift . VIDEO: Can Print and E-Books Coexist?... Continue Reading →
How might we explain the ascent, pervasiveness and popular appeal of digital art? From www.creativeapplications.net - September 9, 12:18 PM A few months ago, Greg Smith, a Toronto-based artist, reviewed Claire Bishop's "Digital Divide" (Art Forum, September 2012). The review and Bishop's article touch on a recurrent theme in Books On Books: the materiality and immateriality of books.... Continue Reading →
Mooney, Linne, Simon Horobin, and Estelle Stubbs. Late Medieval English Scribes <http://www.medievalscribes .com>, ISBN 978-0-9557876-6-9, [25 December 2012]. Here is a useful tool for using colophons to identify scribes by the style of their "hands".
Elsewhere I have commented on this JISC-funded project rising like a medieval cathedral from busy hands at the universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, Glasgow, York and Queen's (Belfast) will warm the enlightened taxpayer's cockles. It is now coming to a summary conference to be held at the University of Leicester on 11 January 2013. Everything about... Continue Reading →