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Sprint 1: Introduction

The briefing that we received before the first meeting with WPG put the focus of the project on the ‘development of new ways of reading’ and how we could enhance the experience of the reader and thus bring more attention to a new publication. During the first meeting, we met Head Innovation & Development, Laurens [...]

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ARIAS : the first two months of research

ARIAS, the Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences, is a new platform for research in the intersection of art and science. It aims to foster collaborative research between AHK, HvA, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, UvA and VU Amsterdam. Being situated in the capital of the Netherlands/the metropolitan area of Amsterdam, the researchers working within [...]

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Summarizing our Internship

During the past months, the PublishingLab, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, has been researching how fashion publishing has changed in response to the emergence of social media and the rise of bloggers onto the runways of the most prestigious shows. As we delved into our research, the rapid development of bloggers brought forward [...]

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Talking Longform in Brief

Our previous blogposts focused on the definition of the longform and how are online magazines approaching this format. In last instance, wrapping up this project may lead us towards more questions than what we proposed at the beginning itself. Our project focused on the initial question: “how long is a longform?” and inevitably, we verted [...]

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Wrapping up the wiki research

After an enjoyable five months at the PublishingLab, the wiki ebook project has come to a (momentary) halt. To borrow the eloquent term that Mondotheque used in our conversation, this blog post will be an ‘incision’ into the research that we have done so far. Our aim and starting point was to reflect upon the [...]

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All’s well that ends well.

All comes to an end, and so does Analogy / our time at the Publishing Lab. With the ‘last sprint’ in its final days, we have reached a point of reflection. Over the past months we’ve been working on a continuously evolving project that started from the question:   ‘What are the possibilities for new [...]

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HvA Open Publishing — Sprint IV

The final sprint revolved around a brainstorm with participants and stakeholders of the HvA Open Publishing pilot, creating the assets for the prototype conversion from .docx to .html, depositing all the pilot’s publications in the Pure repository, and, finally, wrapping everything up in an evaluation report. Prototype .docx to .html conversion Unfortunately the time that was [...]