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ZineWiki (2009 - present)

ZineWiki is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the small press.

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ZineWiki (2009 - present)

ZineWiki is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the small press.

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WhatTheBook, Barbara de Wilde, Tony Chu, Michael Yap, Thomas Hubben, Sana Rao (2013)

WhatTheBook is an interactive poll, a gallery exhibition with a website extension, that was created for the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ final “50 Books/50 Covers” exhibition, an annual exhibition showcasing the best book and book cover design. 

via Piero Molino

(Source: barbaradewilde.com)

(via swissmiss | Birdhouse Bookshelf)

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The new apartment was still feeling a little empty and un-lived in so Simon and I set about on this fun little project! It took as about 4 days to put it all together but most that time was spent sourcing the materials so if you were smart about it (and know where to get things – unlike us) then you could do it in a day easy.

(via DIY Book Headboard | Design Every Day)

The new apartment was still feeling a little empty and un-lived in so Simon and I set about on this fun little project! It took as about 4 days to put it all together but most that time was spent sourcing the materials so if you were smart about it (and know where to get things – unlike us) then you could do it in a day easy.

(via DIY Book Headboard | Design Every Day)

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Book posters for S. Fischer Verlag, Gunter Rambow (1976-79)

(Source: casualoptimist.com)

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Hanx Writer, Hitcents.com, Inc. (2014)

Behold, Hanx Writer, created by Tom Hanks. Hanx Writer recreates the experience of a manual typewriter, but with the ease and speed of an iPad. 

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The Evolution of the Amazon Kindle in 1 GIF, GadgetLove (2014)

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The Evolution of the Amazon Kindle in 1 GIF, GadgetLove (2014)

(Source: gadgetlove.com)

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BOMB has published a good interview with our contributor Joe Wenderoth. There’s lot’s of good stuff, but here’s one excerpt below.

The piece also mentions towards the end that Wenderoth has “a podcast” called About Brett Favre. Interesting! So far as I can determine, there is only on episode, available here.

PCGDoes this mean you see the reader as mere voyeur? Is the reader someone to be mistrustful of? Where does the reader stand in your writing process?

JW If you and I were the only persons in my house, and I spoke, it would most likely be to you. It would be unlikely for me to be in your presence and to speak … but not to you. Even if I seemed to be speaking to myself, you would think—correctly—that I’m aware of your presence, and know that you can hear me. People in this society are so oblivious to poetry—to what poetry is—because of just this point. Speech/text, in America, is always presumed to be useful, the result of someone’s intentions. Thus, speech/text is constantly diminished toward personal willfulnesses, and whatever personal willfulnesses choose to obsess over in terms of their progress and/or standing in the social realm, or even the progress of “history,” which seems to concern a great many willfulnesses. But the person doesn’t only use speech/text; the person is capable of bearing witness to where they are. This bearing witness might be defined as, or at the very least triggered by, the ceasing of willfulness.

Willfulness causes you to look at where you are as a tool and/or as a resource. Resource: where you are is yours (you own it!) … to use. Language is obviously useful for you and you wield it, mainly, like a tool, though sometimes it morphs into a weapon. Language, down to the signature, binds your ownership of where you are. But it isn’t like language ceases to exist when you cease to use it. When you are alone, in complete silence, and you unburden yourself of all intentions, you still hear language. It still comes to you. In the realm of language-using, language is always coming to you or from you. When it comes to you, though, it always comes from someone else, and carries with it this other’s intentions (and the manner in which they are entwined with your intentions). When it comes from you, it is the same way—your intentions are expressed, entwined with the understood intentions of your target.

Poetry is when language comes to you, not from someone else, but from you. Or I should say from your abandoning of intention. So, sans intention, it is not so much “you” the language is coming from—it would be fairer to say that the language is coming from that which is not a resource, paid attention (and memory). Your presumed grasp on language—the grasp allowing you to use it—tends to dinsintegrate. Your lonely disorientation causes a new relationship to language. You might speak now by listening; your listening stabs are a stuttering/groping at where you are, at orientation in time, if not space.

Read the whole thing here.

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And of course: To read all of the extraordinary stories about ordinary things that Wenderoth and 99 other great writers created as part of the Significant Objects project, pick up our book, on Amazon or from your favorite bookseller.

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Bookplates (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

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Working On My Novel, Cory Arcangel (2014)

Working On My Novel is a book which is based on a twitter feed that re-tweets the best posts featuring the phrase “working on my novel.”

What does it feel like to try and create something new? How is it possible to find a space for the demands of writing a novel in a world of instant communication?

Working On My Novel is about the act of creation and the gap between the different ways we express ourselves today. Exploring the extremes of making art, from satisfaction and even euphoria to those days or nights when nothing will come, it’s the story of what it means to be a creative person, and why we keep on trying.

(All of the tweets collected in this book are used with the permission of the original authors.)

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd 

(Source: novel.coryarcangel.com)

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