Category Archives: Study of Reading

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … 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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