DATE 6/19/2018

The photograph as source of unlocked potential in 'Shape of Light'

DATE 6/18/2018

The photographic object as a record of performance in 'The Shape of Light'

DATE 6/17/2018

'Shape of Light' presents 100 years of photography and abstract art

DATE 6/16/2018

Beauty and strangeness in 'Michael Webb: Two Journeys'

DATE 6/16/2018

Theo Deutinger: Handbook of Tyranny at MoMA PS1

DATE 6/15/2018

Still radical. 'Michael Webb: Two Journeys' releases this week.

DATE 6/14/2018

Aggression and menace, history and place in 'Jack Whitten: Odyssey'

DATE 6/13/2018

In 'Jack Whitten: Odyssey,' sculpture moves backward and forward in time and across the globe

DATE 6/12/2018

Manifesting a future only he could see: Bodys Isek Kingelez

DATE 6/11/2018

If only the real world could be more like Bodys Isek Kingelez's

DATE 6/10/2018

Suburban, exotic, utterly private, boisterously public, a threat or a blessing: 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

DATE 6/9/2018

Celebrate summer with 'The Swimming Pool in Photography'

DATE 6/8/2018

Giacometti: breaking free from enforced immobility

DATE 6/7/2018

Giacometti comes to the Guggenheim!

DATE 6/6/2018

Ice Cream Headaches Launch Events in Bay Head, Long Beach & Montauk

DATE 6/6/2018

Celebrate Pride Month with the recently rediscovered paintings of Patrick Angus

DATE 6/5/2018

Celebrate Pride Month with 'LGBT: San Francisco'

DATE 6/4/2018

Grotesque, sensual and erotic: The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

DATE 6/2/2018

'Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master' Launch with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at Mast

DATE 6/2/2018

Doves and fists, creativity and subversion in 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance'

DATE 6/1/2018

Fifty years after 1968, Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance

DATE 5/31/2018

Teju Cole on the Superhero Photographs of the Black Lives Matter movement in 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance'

DATE 5/30/2018

Get ready for 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance'

DATE 5/30/2018

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo 2018!

DATE 5/29/2018

Michael Stipe: Volume 1

DATE 5/29/2018

Michael Stipe signing at Mast Books

DATE 5/27/2018

No wonder photographers love pools…

DATE 5/27/2018

Migrant Journal: Dark Matters launch at the Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 5/26/2018

Celebrate Memorial Day with Joseph Szabo's Jones Beach Lifeguard photos

DATE 5/25/2018

Memorial Day Staff Pick: Ice Cream Headaches

DATE 5/24/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Sophie Calle: The Address Book

DATE 5/23/2018

The Art of Aubrey Beardsley, between the mind's outline and the outline of visible things

DATE 5/23/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors

DATE 5/22/2018

A different kind of photographer and woman: Susan Meiselas

DATE 5/21/2018

Agnes Martin: "Gratitude" (2001)

DATE 5/20/2018

Late Magritte: the missing link between James Ensor and Zap Comix

DATE 5/19/2018

After the confusion and panic… Magritte's late vache paintings and 'sunlit Surrealism'

DATE 5/18/2018

Whitewalling: Aruna D'Souza with Paul Chan at McNally Jackson Soho

DATE 5/18/2018

Susan Meiselas with Ann Hamilton LIVE from the NYPL

DATE 5/18/2018

René Magritte: The Fifth Season comes to SFMOMA

DATE 5/17/2018

David Goldes: Electricities, up against the limits of the medium

DATE 5/16/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

DATE 5/15/2018

Positive notions of transgressions in Vitra's 'Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960-Today'

DATE 5/14/2018

Gay Pride!

DATE 5/14/2018

Night Fever, Night Fever!

DATE 5/13/2018

Mother's Day Magic in 'The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the Hidden Meanings of Flowers in Art'

DATE 5/12/2018

Howardena Pindell: intellectual and hedonistic, ironic and lyrical

DATE 5/11/2018

See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

DATE 5/9/2018

Jack Pierson to launch 'Tomorrow's Man 4' at BOOKMARC NYC

DATE 5/9/2018

Kevin Beasley opens at ICA Boston

DATE 5/9/2018

Almost like a thunderbolt out of the sky: Birgit Nilsson



Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit

On Friday, October 26, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. publisher and president Sharon Helgason Gallagher spoke at the Van Alen Institute's Publishing Summit. Her notes on the transition from print to digital publishing are below.
Note: I was fortunate to participate in the excellent discussion at the Architecture Publishing Summit organized by Jeff Byles at the Van Alen Institute in conjunction with the Designers and Books events. Here's a revision of some of the points I made during my presentation that I wrote up after the keynote at FIT.


Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing

1) At what speed do we want to create, design, and enjoy in the digital world? What kind of friction can we find in the digital space to slow us down when we need time to think? Can we design virtual frictions other than the surfeit of information and incessant distraction that currently characterize digital life? Let's get over our crush on the hyperlink and think beyond Massimo Vignelli's little "blue words." What would a "hypolink" be?

2) As we make this transition, what are we leaving behind as exemplars of the printed book? We make a new past each time we make a new future: designers need to expand their practices to include the design of new pasts for the future. What objects do we want the word "book" to denote in the year 2112? Irma Boom spoke of wanting to "build the last book". Shouldn't other designers?

3) How does our design "language game" change when we switch from dealing with "solids" like books and words and pictures to handling something slippery now called "content" that appears to behave more like a fluid or, perhaps, even a gas? Can we come up with a richer -- and more pleasing -- metaphor than "chunking" content?

4) What features of our human makeup should inform the design of virtual reading objects? As I suggested in an earlier post, the book, like the bicycle, has endured as a design object because is it so perfectly suited to the human form. The bicycle: a simple but ingenious design harmoniously suited to the bipedal structure of the human body. The book: a simple but ingenious design of bound pages harmoniously suited to the bilateral structure of the human brain. How can a better understanding of our own human form as digital denizens move us from the app to the apt?

5) If printed media formed a "Fourth Estate" designed to critique a world in which power was articulated in primarily political terms, can new digital forms be designed to function as a "4.1 Estate" in a world in which power is reproduced increasingly as the economic?

6) How can we be proactive in accounting for market externalities as we design new virtual economic objects? Don't we have enough experience now with unintended consequences to think first rather than leaving future generations to clean up our messes? How sure, for example, are we that we won't regret fifty years hence our quick acceptance of advertising as the key monetization model for digital content? Do we really want to expose kids' brains to the amount of advertising they are forced to experience simply to do their homework research on the web? Are we listening for the Rachel Carsons of the digital?

7) Can the publishing industry be taught design thinking? And if you don't believe it can be, what is your design for an alternative sustainable ecosphere that values both culture workers and culture consumers without pitting the two against each other? Can we design an industry and its objects to allow a more dynamic chorus of active and passive voices? Surely, we can do better than the false empowerment of the "Like" button and "fan" culture. Does the invention of the digital make possible a new renaissance of classical forms? Can technologies enabling interactive and collaborative authoring and reading revive the "middle voice" of ancient languages? What are the acoustics of virtual space?

Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit
Seven Questions at the Transition from Print to Digital Publishing: Notes from the Van Alen Publishing Summit


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