Updates from the PublishingLab
Metadata Schmetadata: What’s it Good For?
Metadata is literally data about data – this might sound dry but it has become a little more interesting over the years, and a little more important to get right. This post details the basics of what you need to know as an author or small publisher. Historically, you could find metadata hiding in a filing [...]
Love & Affect at ‘did you feel it?’ Symposium
The Symposium day was divided into three blocks, each consisting of a pairing of a keynote lecture and an artist presentation, which kept the flow diverse and animated. Poetic performance by Erica Scourti started the afternoon part. The artist uses applications, designed to improve performance, for her own artistic practice. Using a speed reading [...]
Feeling the Interface
The ‘did you feel it’ symposium was held in the Designhuis in Eindhoven on the 16th of September. Several speakers from various disciplines joined with artists and students from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) in order to express their thoughts and concerns regarding the link, or lack thereof, between digital interfaces and affection. The day was [...]
Image Considerations for ePub (Size, Color, Compression)
Since ePubs are restricted by the online idpf validator to 10MB or less, using those beautiful print quality images the designer usually sends over isn’t an option. So how do we get the best quality images for the lowest kilobytes? Nobody wants to spend all that time and effort to resize images and export an [...]
The days of being limited to only using web safe fonts online are over, but what does this mean for ePubs? “In e-books, you have this tension, between the purity of a book’s layout as it was envisioned in print, and the flexibility that e-reading brings to a customer, by allowing you to increase font [...]
Researching longforms in an academic context
Since 2005 the Institute of Network Cultures publishes titles on the intersection of research, art and activism, manifestos and how-to’s in the field of digital media and internet critique. The INC holds experimental publishing dear, always looking into new ways of distributing, writing, editing, reading, communicating, etc. Multiple formats such as print, EPUB and PDF [...]
Looking for a front-end developer….
PublishingLab nodigt je graag uit voor een update van de lopende projecten op donderdag 25 juni in het PublishingLab te Amsterdam. Rhijnspoorplein 1, Benno Premsela Huis, 4e verdieping. Registreren niet noodzakelijk, wel fijn.
The Mobile is the Massage – Workshop Report — by Silvio Lorusso
By Silvio Lorusso – May 18, 2015 On the 9th and 10th of April, Jacopo Pompilii and I had the pleasure to run a workshop in Emanuela Bonini Lessing and Francesco Franchi’s Contemporary Publishing studio at Iuav University of Venice. Since we wanted to work on the limitations and opportunities of EPUB format, we prepared a 2-days session [...]