The Unbound Book

Edited by Adriaan van der Weel and Joost Kircz

The Unbound Book

Edited by Adriaan van der Weel and Joost Kircz

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

168 pages | 6 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789089646002 Published August 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
For centuries, the physical book has been the ideal reading machine. So as books are increasingly supplanted by digital, onscreen reading, it is only natural that we find ourselves wondering what will be lost in the transition. This collection, edited by scholars with expertise in electronic publishing and the digital humanities, focuses instead on what we might gain—how screen technology might shape and improve the very activities for which we have always used paper.
Contents
The book unbinding
Adriaan van der Weel and Joost Kircz
 
‘I read the titles on the spines and remember’
The unbound reader of the future
Arianne Baggerman
 
What a book was and what remains
Thoughts about the future of trade publishing
Miha Kovac
 
Social reading is no longer an oxymoron
Bob Stein
 
81,498 words
The book as data object
Bernhard Rieder
 
Bound to be a book
Towards print as multimedia and e-books as paperbacks
Florian Cramer
 
Digital readers’ responsibilities
Alain Giffard
 
The digitisation of narrative reading
Theoretical considerations and empirical evidence
Anne Mangen
 
E-reading essentials in a time of change and unfixity
Ray Siemens and Corina Koolen et al.
 
Electronic environments for reading
A select annotated bibliography of pertinent hardware and software (2011)
Corina Koolen, Alex Garnett, Ray Siemens et al.
 
Writing differently in the digital era
Hamlet in Hyperborg
Joost Kircz and August Hans den Boef
 
About the authors
References
 
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