Reading Salvatore email and looking at the links he
suggested, I was wandering if the words "publisher" and
"publishing" were not changing meanings (or recovering an
original meaning ?).
Publishing is "making things public", it has been attached
to printed matters for many years, it is interesting that it
needed "new electronic media" to be detached from the
Television has not been seen as a "publishing" system, which
So, I suspect that my question tonight is : can we define
new names to label the different forms of "making things
> Dear Yasminers,
> some pointers to interesting developments that can show possible scenarios
> for next step publishing processes, and the ways in which new forms of
> expression can open up interesting questions and spaces
> first of all Manifest.AR
> and their interventions in MoMA and at the Venice Biennial, through which
> they explore reappropriation of spaces and interesting possibilities to
> create spaces for expression "on top" of other ones
> and then the first steps towards enhancing the experience of books:
> Atria books add tags to books allowing readers to access authors' other
> works and additional materials such as video and documentation: publishing
> books inside books
> and interstitial publishing can create revenues such as at Windermere Real
> in which microinformation is published directly on the houses for sale,
> allowing potential buyers to see house interiors, open dialogues, etc
> moving onto totally different domains, the "Selective Memory Theatre"
> creates artificial memory mechanisms by using Fickr as a global brain,
> trying to mimicking the ways our brains work
> this is an interesting concept for generative publishing mechanisms
> and, remaining in the human body, the beautifully poetic project "Eye am
> You" by artist Jarashi Suki
> suggests how devices can be built to publish small, intense, narratives onto
> and even the disappearance of user interfaces can bear new spaces full of
> information that build languages made of gestures
> or as in the proximeter developed at the information ecology lab at MIT
> the present and past of our social clouds become publishable gestures
> and one last example: Sukey
> this is a realtime mobile application created and used by student movements
> to publish the urban scenario during protests, including positions of the
> police, of the crowds of protesters, and with tools specifically designed to
> publish escape routes, safety areas, and collaborative, emergent urban paths
> across the city.
> all these examples, among the hundreds that start filling websites and our
> mailboxes every day, suggest interesting questions on important issues such
> as citizenship, privacy, property and on the re-encoding of our time and
> for example: what is the form of a publisher who choses to create a
> "publication" like the proximeter? how does it deal with privacy? what
> business model does it enact? how can these publications scale to become a
> part of our lives, allowing us to live in more informed, aware ways?
> or, in the case of Sukey: how can these tools be shaped to provide
> opportunities for peer to peer organization? and to create autonmous
> information spaces?
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