eShelf / Friday 18 May, 7pm
This Friday, 18th of May please join us for the launch a small publication which was produced for the eShelf project, documenting the events at X Marks the Bökship and the index of online publishers included in the eShelf. We will also show a selection of publications from produced by the A-Z contributors that we have collected over this time period.
The collection will be showcased at the shop until the 27th of May.
eShelf is a collection of artists’ online publishing activities and a series of events introducing digital publishing projects, initiatives and resources.
Our aim was to showcase a selection of online independent publishing activities, showing examples of creative and experimental uses of online publishing, and also to bring together publishers working across similar digital platforms.
We wanted to create a platform where we could demonstrate and share a variety of different projects that were happening in such an exciting and diverse field, one that is undergoing a substantial redefinition and having to adapt to so many cultural changes.
eShelf is meant to be a snapshot, or observation, of the here and now. We compiled an A – Z of online publishing activities into the eShelf, which is indexed online at http://www.eshelf.info. We first began posting a countdown from A-Z on the eShelf on the 18th of April, beginning with A, and ending with Z on the 18th of May 2012.
We invited publishers and individuals to introduce their publishing activities at a series of talks held at X Marks the Bökship. The first set of talks took place on the 1st May 2012, where we invited contributors to come discuss their work that were listed in the A-M of the online index. This event was followed by another series of talks on the 9th May 2012, where a selection from the remaining N-Z eShelf contributors came to talk about their publications.