Thursday, February 19, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Printed Strategies, printed matter in a digital environment

Printed Strategies, printed matter in a digital environment

Neural magazine continues to celebrate 15 years of publishing teaming
up with Ink-Elektro, a print on demand focused cultural association.
A workshop held by Simon Worthington (UK) and Nat Muller (NL) will
inform about the current strategies of publishing in different
contexts in the ever changing online/offline publishing relationship.

February 21 and 22, 2009, from 9AM to 6PM
Meridia Consortium, Bari (Italy)

"Paper Dreams: the Mute paper and pixel experience"
Simon Worthington
Mute experience is quite unique in exploring new and innovative ways
of conjugating an ethical and sustainable printed production with the
myriad of possibilities of online technologies. Their projects and
experiments has shed light on a different future for independent

"Precarious Printing: Contextual Tales of Publishing in the Middle East"
Nat Muller
What are the hurdles and difficulties of print publishing and
distribution in a region which is politically volatile? Moreover,
when does print make sense and when doesn't it? What has happened to
the age-old adage of "Cairo Writes, Beirut Publishes and Baghdad
reads"? A few case studies and personal anecdotes are analyzed and


Simon Worthington (UK)
Is co-director and co-founder of the cyberculture magazine Mute and
Mute organisation, London, and has been involved in various projects
with the latter. In addition he is co-founder of 'Mag.Net (Electronic
Cultural Publishers organization).

Nat Muller (NL)
Is an independent curator and critic based (mostly) in Rotterdam. She
has held positions as staff curator at V2_, Institute for Unstable
Media (Rotterdam) and De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics
(Amsterdam). Her main interests include: the intersections of
aesthetics, media and politics; visual culture, (new) media and art
in the Middle East. She has published articles in off- and online
media. She has taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy (NL), ALBA
(Beirut), the Lebanese American University (Beirut) and the American
University of Dubai (UAE). She is curator-in-residence at the
Townhouse Gallery in Cairo from April 2008 to April 2009.

Alessandro Ludovico
Neural Magazine - English ( Italian
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