mcmorgan + books   30

James Joyce Scholars' Collection | University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Fist drifts of FW, knots on Ulysses, gaze at eers and muzyroom stuffs. Mind your as goenin tip
DH  joyce  books  ms  FW  Ulysses  BritLit 
april 2014 by mcmorgan
The Late Age of Print
Description and OV. No longer available by open access, but I have a PDF
DH  books  reading  pubishing 
april 2014 by mcmorgan The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
A brief look at how text that can circulate through the web creates more value than text locked in boxes- the problem starts when we're limited in what we can circulate, whether by lack of copy and paste or rights restrictions. Starts with commonplaces books as web snippets and rests the argument on that practice. "A single piece of information designed to flow through the entire ecosystem of news will create more value than a piece of information sealed up in a glass box." "When text is free to flow and combine, new forms of value are created, and the overall productivity of the system increases. " The
mashup  textual_circulation  fyc  literacy  books  commonplacebook  copyright  ipad  socialpractices  DH 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
Embracing the digital book — Craig Mod
Superb primer on designing text for devices - with links. Read it
publishing2.0  books  ebooks  teaching  techwriting  ipad  Kindle  publishing 
april 2010 by mcmorgan
if:book: when we get what we want
End of year, communal reading of FW, social media.
reading  socialmedia  en3177  books  FW 
december 2009 by mcmorgan
if:book: a clean well-lighted place for books
"The purpose of this new set of notes is to expand the thinking beyond how a specific text is presented or interacted with. Reading (and writing) do not happen only at the level of the individual work. There is a broad ecology of behaviors, activities and micro-environments that surround each work and our relationship to it -- how things come to be written, how we choose what to read, how we make the purchase, how we share our experience with others. Currently (i.e. toward the end of age of print), that ecology is defined by agent/editor mechanisms of acquisition, sharp delineation between authors and readers, top-down marketing, heavy reliance on big mainstream media to get the word out, the bookshelves that make our books part of our daily life, bookstores and -- yes -- Amazon."
books  ebook  publishing  reading  marketing  ebooks  library2.0 
september 2009 by mcmorgan » Dear publishers: It’s not too late to get a clue!
A few anecdotes about publishers malingering in the pre-digital age. Inky hubris. Makes the alternative of print on demand look good. "Publisher friends, I tell you this because I am your friend; I value your contribution and I like you. I want to work with you. But this is an intervention. You need to look at writers and illustrators as partners and collaborators and treat them as such. It’s time to step up in a spirit of partnership, "
publishing  publishing2.0  freelancing  books  book_culture 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker
From ordering to unboxing to reading. I saved the article to Instapaper so I can read it later, in leisure, on my iPhone.

"I squeezed no new joy from these great books, though. The Gluyas Williams drawings were gone from the Benchley, and even the wasp passage in “Do Insects Think?” just wasn’t the same in Kindle gray. I did an experiment. I found the Common Reader reprint edition of “Love Conquers All” and read the very same wasp passage. I laughed: ha-ha. Then I went back to the Kindle 2 and read the wasp passage again. No laugh. Of course, by then I’d read the passage three times, and it wasn’t that funny anymore. But the point is that it wasn’t funny the first time I came to it, when it was enscreened on the Kindle. Monotype Caecilia was grim and Calvinist; it had a way of reducing everything to arbitrary heaps of words."
Kindle  reading  ebooks  books  design  culture  usability  iPhone 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
design and dasein: heidegger against the birkerts argument
"the most tendentious part of Birkerts's argument has little to do with the Kindle or context. It's that he believes humanity would wittingly adopt deficient tools at the expense of effective ones. This fundamental cynicism is, to a point, understandable; much of marketing and advertising, after all, devotes itself to convincing us that what's new is necessarily superior ... But Birkerts underestimates, I think, the functional and aesthetic requisites of an average reader. If Heidegger is right, then the catastrophic, decontextualized info-culture of Birkerts's imagination is patently absurd -- readers won't, in the short- or long-term, shutter our libraries just because some novel, convenient alternative has asserted itself.
books  reading  Kindle  ebooks  design  newliteracy  Birkerts 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
Birkerts - Resisting the Kindle - The Atlantic (March 2, 2009)
I see in the turning of literal pages—pages bound in literal books—a compelling larger value, and perceive in the move away from the book a move away from a certain kind of cultural understanding, one that I’m not confident that we are replacing, never mind improving upon.
books  reading  newmedia  newliteracy  Kindle  Birkerts  ebook 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
extraordinary book sculpture
"Dettmer's sculptures invite us to think about deeply-held taboos around the sanctity of books as objects; a conversation that recurs - especially in the context of e-readers - around discussion of digitized text."
newmedia  newliteracy  books  book_culture  sculpture  ebook  Kindle 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
if:book: a unified field theory of publishing in the networked era
The following is a set of notes, written over several months, in an attempt to weave together a number of ideas that have emerged in the course of the institute's work. I'm hoping for a lot of feedback. If there's enough interest, we'll put this into CommentPress so that the discussion can be more extensive than the blog's comment field.
books  publishing  publishing2.0 
october 2008 by mcmorgan
Open Library (Open Library)
Wiki of all published books. The idea is to create one wiki page/book, thereby weaving print and web closer together.
books  web2.0  library2.0  print 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
The Marginalia of John Adams at Deeplinking
efore blogs allowed people to offer comment on everything they read and tediously deconstruct arguments paragraph by paragraph for the world to see, people like Adams wrote witty remarks in the margins of their books. Lots of them.
literacy  library  writing  marginalia  books  newmedia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Say It All in Six Words
A perenial, this time frm the N Yorker. Your bio in 6 words on a nametag, twitter, gravatar
freelancing  writing  books  blogging 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
if:book: borders self-publishing and the idea of vanity
Borders, in partnership with, has launched a comprehensive personal publishing platform.
books  vanitypress  freelancing  publishing  selfpublishing 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
University Publishing in a Digital Age
Commentary version of the Ithaka Report on Univerisity Publishing paper. Contains the original text of the paper and demos how CommentPress works.
erhetoric  library  books  academic  web2.0  newmedia  publishing 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
the open library
The book interface revisited onscreen. "But nice as this looks, functionality is sacrificed for the sake of fetishism"
books  print  usability 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
if:book: of shelves and selves
How looking through bookmarks is a lot like looking through bookshelves. We move from a materiality of books to a social network of bookmarks - both of which are rhetorical affordances of identity. "We arrange books not only for our own conceptual orient
socialpractices  socialnetworking  status  books  identity  erhetoric  en3177 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
if:book: dismantling the book
Chapters and sections as chunks of the hypertext called "book.: "a big part of the consumer market that book publishers have owned for 200 years want the nuggets, not a narrative" If books go the way of albums and chapers are singles, then tagging and a f
books  tagging  web2.0  NetworkedBook  literacy  library2.0 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Bring the E-Books Home » ‘Chasing Crusoe’ via multimedia: Robinson Crusoe the novel vs. the real ‘Crusoe’ and his island
critique of the Chasing Crusoe multimedia presentation: squanders the opportunity to really develop the text. But it looks like the project is supposed to be a mass media story rather than a deep text.
wcw  webdesign  literacy  books  book 
february 2007 by mcmorgan
The Chronicle: Book 2.0
article on Warks' Gamer Theory. low theory and high theory
books  book  academic  ifbook  scholarship2.0 
july 2006 by mcmorgan

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