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Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

James Rivington, American Printer

James Rivington (1724-1802) was an English-born printer/publisher and journalist in New York City during the American Revolution. Prior to the revolution, he was one of the most popular and widely … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Projector Finds a Hobby

Last week I was happy to report the latest issue of Textshop Experiments was released.  The video essays included in this issue include new work by H. R. Buechler, Jimmy … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mulberry Mummies Marshes

  “Mulberry, Mummies, Marshes: This History of Paper” Course Poster, 2017. My latest poster / broadside.  

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bookbinding / Bookmaking Workshop Results

Since I’ve posted two prior blog entries on my plans for introducing bookmaking and specifically introducing students to a few binding models, I thought it appropriate to share a few … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Types of Book-Binding: An Introduction

    Building on what I’ve called the Right PATH method (Performance/Production, Aesthetic, Theory, History), I wanted to add a little supplemental guide to types of binding we will cover … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Introduction to Book-Binding … Workshop

Two weeks ago, my paper history course had its latest workshop, on printing.  We were fortunate to use the under-utilized printing facility at Stevenson in a workshop led by printer, … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sampling: The Introduction to the History of Paper Course

I’m very excited about the upcoming weeks of my History of Paper course.  I’ve already blogged about setting up the course blog and the first posts will appear soon.  I … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper Infographics

Walter Ong’s classic Orality and Literacy will be one of the first texts we’ll read in my “History of Paper” course this fall.  Attached to this reading/discussion, I’ll ask each … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper

We’re just a week away from the fall semester!  I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Paper-making History: Some Bookmarks

Last fall, I taught courses in the history of graphic design and the history of printing (both Visual Arts courses).  Before I got things started, I posted an entry here … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment