Category Archives: e-Incunabula

Bookmarking Book Art — Emma Taylor, updated 20140205

The fate of the book is becoming more and more critical as digital replacements ingrain themselves deeper into our society.  To me the possibility of the end of the book is a tragic one; I appreciate books as an object … Continue reading

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Bookmark — The ABC of Bookmarking

The British Library‘s “Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts” blog is a reliable source of visual delight and provocation to think about the interplay of the print and digital worlds.  It also prompts the application of Ezra Pound’s critical technique of juxtaposing … Continue reading

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Moving the bookmark on apps vs epub vs pdf

      Last year, BOB bookmarked the following blog entries: JMax (http://www.ccsp.sfu.ca/2012/11/books-in-browsers-2012-a-watershed/)  “Books in Browsers is a “future-of-publishing” conference. It is arguably the future-of-publishing conference right now. As the name suggests, it is loosely arranged around the idea that the future … Continue reading

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(A general indifference?) Towards the Digital Divide

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 … Continue reading

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Bookmark – The Future of Reading?

Michael Kozlowski sums up two of the more interesting features in the new Kindle devices:  Immersion Reading and Whispersync for Voice.  Immersion Reading synchronizes your ebook with your audiobook.   This prompted some browsing to find out what science has … Continue reading

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Bookmark for your browser or your ereader? | Updating the debate — the cloud gathers

The original posting (20120815) begins beneath the image.  The updates are flagged below.     Somewhat similar to the discussion kicked off by Jason Pontin in Technology Review, this collection of viewpoints pulled together by Anna Lewis of ValoBox for … Continue reading

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Ebook Timeline Updated: 20140201

Ebook Timeline Updated – 20140201 Here’s a previously missed infographic for the evolution of the book – a bit skeletal but with the elegance of the format. And while we are at it, let’s add some bibliographic and webographic “evolution” entries: Chris … Continue reading

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