Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Print since 1894 / Alessandro Ludovico

Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Print since 1894 / Alessandro Ludovico


192 p.: ill. (some col.) 8.50 in.
Printon, Estonia
Onomatopee 77
Contents: The death of paper (which never happened) -- A history of alternative publishing reflecting the evolution of print -- The mutation of paper : material paper in immaterial times -- The end if paper : can anything actually replace the printed page? -- Distributed archives : paper content from the past, paper content for the future -- The network : transforming culture, transforming publishing -- Post-digital print : a future scenario -- Print vs. electrons : 100 differences and similarities between paper and pixel -- Afterword / Florian Cramer

"In this post-digital age, digital technology is no longer a revolutionary phenomenon but a normal part of everyday life. The mutation of music and film into bits and bytes, downloads and streams is now taken for granted. For the world of book and magazine publishing however, this transformation has only just begun.

"Still, the vision of this transformation is far from new. For more than century now, avant-garde artists, activists and technologists have been anticipating the development of networked and electronic publishing. Although in hindsight the reports of the death of paper were greatly exaggerated, electronic publishing has now certainly become a reality. How will the analog and the digital coexist in the post-digital age of publishing? How will they transition, mix and cross over?

"In this book, Alessandro Ludovico re-reads the history of the avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the so-called dichotomy between paper and electronics. Ludovico is the editor and publisher of Neural, a magazine for critical digital culture and media arts. For more than twenty years now, he has been working at the cutting edge (and the outer fringes) of both print publishing and politically engaged digital art." - Description from publisher's website