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mApp Editions

A new press specializing in digital illustrated content. For me it raises all the old questions about monetizing digital files and the problem of free culture. I get that an iPad can be a gorgeous visual tool. I get that you might be able to get content through a publisher …

The Black Box, or Photography Online

An interesting issue of Triple Canopy dedicated to photographers’ reflections — both visual and verbal — on the relationship between photography and the Internet. There is a nice parallel at work here between books and photographs, both ancestors of print culture. The editors invoke the sensual superiority of the photographic “print” …

Books, Things, and Piles

An exquisite exhibit by Laurie Rubin at Afterimage on images of her books. When Rubin discusses her collecting habits she remarks that what matters to her is often the fact that her books belonged to other people. “My collection,” she writes, includes other people’s diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and photo albums. …

It could be worse

Another notch in the belt of digital media: the projectionist.  An amazing piece in Slate on the death of the projectionist that began in the 60s with the rise of chain theaters to today’s no-humans-required digital projectors. I guess the thing that always interests me about these stories is why …