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Reading group/publishing forum / Wednesday 20th June 7.30-9pm

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Reading group/publishing forum
Wednesday 20th June 7.30-9pm

New joint reading group with Banner Repeater, X Marks the Bökship  and Arnaud Desjardin from Everday Press, with a specific focus on publishing.  The first meeting will be held at Banner Repeater and all are welcome to join us – we are reading:

The Case for Books: Past, Present and Future
by Robert Darnton

A renowned historian and pioneering scholar in the history of the book—a lead voice in the debate about the digital future of books and knowledge—distills his experience and insight in The Case for Books

The era of the printed book is at a crossroad. E-readers are flooding the market, books are available to read on cell phones, and companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple are competing to command near monopolistic positions as sellers and dispensers of digital information. Already, more books have been scanned and digitized than were housed in the great library in Alexandria. Is the printed book resilient enough to survive the digital revolution, or will it become obsolete? In this lasting collection of essays, Robert Darnton an intellectual pioneer in the field of this history of the book lends unique authority to the life, role, and legacy of the book in society.

A former professor of European History at Princeton University, Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library. The founder of the Gutenberg-e program, he is the author of many books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ISBN-10: 158648902X
ISBN-13: 978-1586489021

This book is split into 3 parts ‘Future; (Chapter 1 – 4), ‘Present’ (Chapter 5 -7), ‘Past’ (Chapter 8 – 11).

We are going to start by reading ‘Future’.

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June 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

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Launch of DISTURBER MAGAZINE: Spatial Practice / Thursday 21 June 2012, 6 – 9pm

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DISTURBER MAGAZINE: Spatial Practice curated by Tatiana Leshkina
Thursday 21 June 2012, 6 – 9pm

‘Place and event, space and mind, are not outside of each other. Mutually defining each other, they fuse unavoidably into a singular experience; the mind is in the world, and the world exists through the mind. Experiencing a space is a dialogue, a kind of exchange – I place myself in the space and the space settles in me.’ Juhani Pallasmaa

The second issue of Disturber Magazine is coming soon. Artists include: Tatiana Leshkina, Gaël Paccard, David Hanes, Marc Philip Van Kempen, Sinta Werner, Matthieu Lavanchy, Anouk Kruithof, Lucas Blalock, Bertrand Planes, Noemie Goudal, Indre Serpytyte, Satomi Shirai, Eyal Pinkas, Yvonne Lacet, Rumiko Hagiwara, Florian Hildebrandt Katja Novitskova, Letha Wilson.

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June 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm