I see your point. What we also see though is that in some cases
publishing strategies are still partially driven by specific editorial
processes. For example, as John Wilbanks argues in a recent post
published on http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/on_science_publishing
the distribution of scientific content is still strongly tied to
traditional processes even though it has obviously changed because of
what you call cyber-aura.
Publishers and the evaluation / editorial processes they set up and
organize are still an important component in selecting, packaging and
distributing scientific content. So, again, we see that some elements
from the traditional author/publisher relation are still alive and
they still profoundly affect the distribution of scientific knowledge.
Is this a value to save in the future? What will be the role of
publishers in the future? Will there be a new configuration where
horizontal processes (with no aura) cross vertical processes backed by
some sort of authorities?
I guess this is our big question mark with FakePress!
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Avi Rosen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Luca & yasminers.
> " in (an auratic?) specific time and space"...
> When time-space is no longer experienced in Euclidian manner, the gap
> between traditional publishing and individual content distribution vanishes,
> as content rolls past the PC, tablet, or cellular display according to our
> individual preferences and surfing history.
> At the turn of the twentieth century Paul Valery predicted: "Just as water,
> gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our
> need in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or
> auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the
> hand, hardly more than a sign."
> This fact led to a dramatic turning-point of the disappearance of the
> traditional author/publisher, and the birth of the cyber-aura witnessed by
> the cyber-flâneur (surfer). The meaning of individual cyber publishing and
> its cyber-aura according to traditional iconological and iconographical
> tools turned irrelevant. It is now valued according to a system of fuzzy
> logic, dealing with the concept of partial truth with values ranging between
> "completely true" and "completely false".
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> Subject: Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Next Step Publishing: FakePress Statement
> hi marc and yasminers,
> well, i guess our point of view is that there are several, multiple
> competing truths at the same time (or none). traditional publishing
> processes select, package and distribute information and, in so doing,
> design specific configurations of reality. fakepress wants to somewhat
> re-articulate this approach multiplying the layers related to the publishing
> process. this process (for traditional publishers) was just fixed and
> determined in (an auratic?) specific time and space. this sort of aura
> related to the publishing processes was also an important component to shape
> the authority of the publishers.
> in some ways, it's like fakepress wants to question both this authority and
> the idea that the moment of 'printing' / 'publishing' / 'press' is frozen in
> time and space. but, at the same time, we don't want to abandon the idea and
> the role of publishers if seen in a more open way. we still think that there
> is room for cultural bodies that select, package and distribute information,
> especially in this historical moment where the quantity of information will
> keep increasing exponentially.
> fakepress looked like an oxymoron that represent our internal (and not yet
> resolved) tension.
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