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Archived Since:May 20, 2012

Blog Post Archive

Don Saltero’s Coffeehouse: Or a Secret History of the Museum

3 weeks agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

I made my first tapestry, a tap-or-click storyboard that I think is the next great thing that will shape digital reading practices. The star of the story is Don Saltero, alias James Salter, one time valet to collector Sir Hans Sloane … Continue reading ?

MAKING A FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT IN 2012

3 weeks agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

Since the 2008 recession there have been calls to renew the Federal Writers’ Project, founded as part of the WPA in 1935 by FDR to create jobs for writers, artists, even archaeologists and geologists, along with other unemployed Bachelors of … Continue reading ?

WHEN TOPLESSNESS WAS RELEVANT (Or; Early Feminist Fashions)

3 weeks agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

Even Wikipedia will tell you “The French have traditionally been relaxed with nudity and toplessness in entertainment”. And while it’s a statement that seems more instinctual than sourced, I recently came across a rare and strange little book that has … Continue reading ?

STOP AMERICAN CENSORSHIP

3 weeks agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

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INTRODUCING: THE UNIVERSAL SHORT TITLE CATALOGUE

3 weeks agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

This past 22-23 November marked the launch and celebratory conference of the latest database resource for scholars and book collectors of the 15th-16th century: The USTC, or Universal Short Title Catalogue. The ‘universal’ appeal we’re talking here is very Western: … Continue reading ?

Why A Book Club Matters: Thoughts & a Zine for LGBTQ History Month

2 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

Based on a presentation given at the WTF LGBTQ Conference 7 February 2013 at University of the Arts London, just in time for LGBT History Month. I. Why Join a Book Club? “Green in Nature is one thing, green in … Continue reading ?

Don Saltero’s Coffeehouse: Or a Secret History of the Museum

2 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

I made my first tapestry, a tap-or-click storyboard that I think is the next great thing that will shape digital reading practices: http://tapestry.is/knf3v In addition, one edition of the catalogue of Don Saltero’s Coffeehouse can be found here.

Technology Wars Online and in Print

2 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

Last week Farhad Manjoo over at Slate Magazine published an article about the invention of the internet, which lately has become a political issue in the USA: is it the work of the government (as President Obama says)? Is it … Continue reading ?

An Introduction to Paper Computers

3 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

After computers were made of bronze cogs but before they were made of integrated circuits, they were made of paper, they were found in books: The figure pictured above is called a volvelle or wheel chart; it’s a series of circles held together that … Continue reading ?

Fine Books and Collections Blogging

3 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

It all started with a feature on Nate Pederson’s “Bright Young Things” column over at the Fine Books and Collections Blog. Whether or not any of the words bright/young/thing actually apply to me was not part of the interview, luckily, but … Continue reading ?

Bloggers of the World Unite: Rare Book Bloggers and the Links They Build

3 years agoAcademics / Literature : 8vo

This is a collaborative post by Brooke Palmieri and Daryl Green and can be found cross-posted on both of their blogs (8vo and Echoes from the Vault) In August 2011 Brooke Palmieri [BP] wrote an entry over at her blog, … Continue reading ?

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