[ISEA2018] Paper: Alessandro Ludovico — An e-publishing archaeology


Short Paper

Keywords: Hybrid publishing, post-digital publishing, e-publishing, e-reader, e-book, artists’ book, radio, newspaper.

The original concept of a publication is to include a limited amount of content in a manageable space in order to be retrievable, mobile and possibly consistent. But as soon as humans have
been accustomed to the dimension of the single publication they have tried to overcome its limits and expand it, possibly including as much information as possible in a printed form. Multi-volume works and then encyclopaedias have helped dividing what couldn’t be bound in a single still manageable (printed) space, but after the dematerialisation of the publishing space the boundaries has been first blurred and then just vanished, giving room to prototypes, visions and artworks

  • Alessandro Ludovico is a researcher, artist and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He is Associate Professor at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He is one of the authors of the award-winning Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook). neural.it

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