Bookmarking Book Art – “Previously on …”

"Previously on ..."  Say the phrase and most listeners' brains switch to a favorite channel and television series. It is part of our vernacular. It instantly evokes a compound state of remembering and anticipating. Myriapod Productions embodies that state of mind in its animated alphabet-book film series Mysteries of Vernacular. Each book for each letter is... Continue Reading →

Bookmark for Literacy — Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield's short essay "I Type, Therefore I Am" celebrates the increasingly rapid rise of literacy. At some point in the past two million years, give or take half a million, the genus of great apes that would become modern humans crossed a unique threshold. Across unknowable reaches of time, they developed a communication system... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking a Book Burning – II

Ferris Jabr's article "The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens" in Scientific American (April 11, 2013) revisits the themes raised in Maryanne Wolf's Proust and the Squid mentioned in the previous posting.   Jabr highlights much insightful writing on the neuroscience of reading, on which more in a bit.  He begins,... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art — A to Z in Bas Relief

      The Japanese artists and partners Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka are known as NERHOL.  Interviewed by Rebecca Fulleylove in the online magazine It's Nice That, they explain the name: We met at one of Iida's exhibition and realised we had so much in common in regards to experience, design and taste. Gradually, we... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking a Book Burning – I

Julian Baggini (Aeon) has posted a thoughtful piece on the need for an important cultural artifact to evolve -- not just in its codex form but in its very essence -- the encyclopedia.  One reader/viewer (there's a video as well) commented: Which is worse? Burning books because they are now available in an electronic format? Or... Continue Reading →

Bookmark for Marginalia and Note-taking

Earlier this month, we saw the release of the Open Annotation Community Group's specification of the Open Annotation Core Data Model, an interoperable framework for creating annotations that can be easily shared between platforms.  The work, directed by Robert Sanderson and Paolo Ciccarese, began in earnest about six months ago, although it was proceeded by... Continue Reading →

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 to say about simultaneous visual and aural reading.  What can the physiology, neuropsychology and sociology... Continue Reading →

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Text in Art

Material, Time-based and Interactive

fibonaccisusan

Mathematical Art

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

Curated by Robert Bolick

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Taking paper beyond the page

Studio 5 Book Arts

Curated by Robert Bolick

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Fibre Art, Eco Printing, Artists' Books, Vintage Textiles

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