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Articles by Giles Lane

Giles Lane is founder and co-director of Proboscis. He conceived of and developed the Diffusion eBook format with Paul Farrington and designed the Proboscis StoryCube.

Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan by Julie Anderson & Salah Mohamed Ahmed
August 6, 2010 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan by Julie Anderson & Salah Mohamed Ahmed

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About : A book describing the progress of the Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project in Dangeil, Sudan. The project, “has focused on the late Kushite city of Dangeil (third century BC – fourth century AD). The site is endangered by modern development. Dangeil is located 350km north of Khartoum and has been a mystery to modern archaeologists because of its unique appearance, though in actuality few have ever visited the site. It consists of a series of large discrete mounds, many standing over four metres above the surrounding plain.”

Published August 2010

Julie Anderson is Assistant Keeper of Egyptian and Sudanese Antiquities at the British Museum.

Salah Mohamed Ahmed is Director of Field Work for the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan.

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What Type Are You? A StoryCube Game by Mandy Tang
August 4, 2010 – 9:42 am | 5 Comments
What Type Are You? A StoryCube Game by Mandy Tang

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About : Having looked at the diverse range of published StoryCubes on the Diffusion and Bookleteer websites, I found that each had an inspiring story to tell or contained overlooked information to be acknowledged. But it wasn’t just the content of these publications which interested me, it was how the content was presented in the form of a cube.

When holding a cube you find yourself tempted to see whats on the other faces, with this in mind I decided to make a game which will go hand in hand with the eBooks. The concept of the game was fairly simple, from the starting point pick a path (line) and follow it around the cube until you reached a destination. Several paths would overlap, giving the player a choice to change direction. Once the player had reached a destination, they will use the eBook to find out its description.

With this idea it creates a different kind of interaction with the cube, instead of being guided by text, the player is free to choose and explore any chosen path. Or in some cases the player might try to work out a way to reach a specific destination.

Apart from readjusting the orientation of one or two pages, the eBook was fairly straightforward to make. Without the need of additional glue or staples and only using the slotting mechanism the finished eBook was very secure. Overall I had fun and enjoyed making the StoryCube with the eBook and look forward to seeing what other people create.

Published July 2010

Mandy Tang recently joined Proboscis as  a Creative Assistant on a 6 month placement supported by the Future Jobs Fund through New Deal of the Mind. She has worked on various iPhone games projects as a Junior Concept Artist and is currently interested in expanding her knowledge in the field of Creative Arts.

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Scribbles by Hazem Tagiuri
August 3, 2010 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments
Scribbles by Hazem Tagiuri

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About : Scribbles is an eBook portfolio of my poetry, with no connecting theme, designed to be basic, yet visually appealing. Possibly useful for sending examples of work to publishers, magazines or other writers in a portable and attractive format.

Published July 2010

Hazem Tagiuri is a Creative Assistant at Proboscis as part of the Future Jobs Fund Placement scheme. He has an interest in film and literature, and will be exploring the use of Bookleteer in the zine and small publishing scene.

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Cosmo China 20th Anniversary Exhibition
July 27, 2010 – 2:12 pm | 3 Comments
Cosmo China 20th Anniversary Exhibition

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About : Recently our neighbours, Cosmo China, celebrated their 20th anniversary with an exhibition of special hand painted plates by some of their artists and friends. Proboscis helped them put together a simple book showing all the plates with biographical details of each of the artists. Co-owner of Cosmo and artist, Josie Firmin, painted the picture on the front cover.

PPOD copies of this book will be available to buy in the shop from early August.

Published July 2010

Cosmo China is a handpainted ceramics studio and shop in Bloomsbury London. The shop was opened in 1990 by Josie Firmin & Christopher Strangeways, and a second shop was opened in Canterbury, Kent in 1992. There are currently over 15 artists painting for Cosmo in both shops.

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Cocktail Recipes by Karine Dorset
July 15, 2010 – 2:51 pm | One Comment
Cocktail Recipes by Karine Dorset

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About : Cocktail Recipes is an eBook designed for people aged 18 years and over. It’s about making cocktails, which can be fun, and can also give you ideas for parties or a night in with your friends. I started off by looking for very different types of cocktails, form each other, and even looked at some of their history. I then collected images that related to the cocktails to add that decorative effect. Using Neo Office Drawing, I arranged the images and content I had to present this eBook. It was fun researching for this eBook, I even tried a couple or recipes my self. Make a couple yourself and see how fun it  is.

Published July 2010

Karine Dorset is a Communications Assistant at Proboscis as part of the Future Jobs Fund Placement scheme. Originally trained as a chef, she is broadening her creative horizons and exploring other forms of creativity.

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Greenhill eBooks by Gillian Cowell
July 14, 2010 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Greenhill eBooks by Gillian Cowell

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Greenhill Digital Storytelling Guide A4 | US Letter PDF 300Kb
Summary of Activities 2009 and plans for 2010 A4 | US Letter PDF 530Kb
A March Back in Time with the Pipers of Allandale A4 | US Letter PDF 96oKb

AboutGreenhill Digital Storytelling Guide: This is a short guide to community research and how the digital story is formed. It details some handy hints about how you identify interviewees, writing your interview questions and how you actually build a historical digital “story”. These stories can be really engaging because they mix images with a real experience of life in a particular community. They can also be shared really easily and are very cheap to produce if you don’t have much of a budget. You can record interviews and combine the voice with digital images from archives or images of objects that have meaning, to create something really visual and emotional.

Summary of Activities 2009 and plans for 2010: This booklet details the Greenhill Historical Society’s wandering and exploring. A “village” situated in Bonnybridge, Greenhill has experienced a significant amount of upheaval and change over the last century. Most recently, hundreds of new and expensive houses have been built on vast tracts of greenbelt; mineral industry, predominantly mining, is all but gone. We’re interested in what this means for the area now. If Greenhill will never be as great as it once was, what does that mean for us? We hope that by exploring the derelict, the hidden, the new, the old, the stories of new and old residents we can come up with a new definition for this place.
A March Back in Time with the Pipers of Allandale: This project retraces the story of one remarkable family’s wartime sacrifice and the heroic journey taken by four brothers during the Second World War. Greenhill Historical Society created a weekend programme of events so that others could share their discoveries – a talk, a play, a walk, an exhibition, and a daffodil tea – as well as a chance to engage in debate about the issues it generated. This booklet contains a summary of the project as well as smaller versions of the exhibition and printed materials for you to view.

Published July 2010

Gillian Cowell is a community worker and researcher based in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, and a doctoral student at the University of Stirling exploring civic learning and the construction of public space. Her research interests include public sphere and public space theory towards a better understanding of community education as public education. She is involved in exploring derelict and historical spaces of post-industrial communities with residents, and how these spaces transform into public and political sites, revealing and reigniting debate about contemporary challenges.

Rijeka Pier (RIBA RIBI GRIZE REP) by DodoLab
July 8, 2010 – 5:33 pm | One Comment
Rijeka Pier (RIBA RIBI GRIZE REP) by DodoLab

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About : This eBook was produced by participants Nataša Flac, Bruna Tomšić, Marta Maričić, Iva Santini, Ana Hrćan and Majd Al-Shihabi (DodoLab) in a Youth Workshop on public spaces run in Rijeka, Croatia, by Andrew Hunter and Lea Perinic, June 18-19, 2010.

Published July 2010

DodoLab is an art and design based program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. We work collaboratively with a diversity of emergent thinkers/doers to imaginatively and critically repurpose familiar tools of the social sciences, marketing and activism to engage with the public in public. Our focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges.

Kitchener African Canadian Workshop by DodoLab
June 30, 2010 – 1:25 pm | 2 Comments
Kitchener African Canadian Workshop by DodoLab


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Kitchener Field NoteBook A4 | US Letter PDF 280Kb
AC Youth Workshop Book 1 : Kitchener Market  A4 | US Letter PDF 8Mb
AC Youth Workshop Book 2 : Victoria Park  A4 | US Letter PDF 9.5Mb
AC Youth Workshop Book 3 : Interview with the Mayor A4 | US Letter PDF 4.5Mb

About : A youth workshop developed by DodoLab in collaboration with The African Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and the Healthy Communities Research Network. The workshop took place on June 25, 26 & 28 2010, in Kitchener Ontario with participants from the African Canadian Youth Leadership Project.

A field notebook was designed for the workshop participants by DodoLab and three eBooks were created by the participants in the workshop.

Published June 2010

DodoLab is an art and design based program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. We work collaboratively with a diversity of emergent thinkers/doers to imaginatively and critically repurpose familiar tools of the social sciences, marketing and activism to engage with the public in public. Our focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges.

Meet Us At Kont by DodoLab
June 30, 2010 – 1:13 pm | One Comment
Meet Us At Kont by DodoLab

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About : This eBook was produced by participants Marta Vejmelka, Katarina Knafeij, Marija Tičić and Kyrie Vala-Webb (DodoLab) in a Youth Workshop on public spaces run in Rijeka, Croatia, by Andrew Hunter and Lea Perinic, June 18-19, 2010.

Published June 2010

DodoLab is an art and design based program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. We work collaboratively with a diversity of emergent thinkers/doers to imaginatively and critically repurpose familiar tools of the social sciences, marketing and activism to engage with the public in public. Our focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges.

Rijeka, City of Diversities by DodoLab
June 22, 2010 – 2:40 pm | 2 Comments
Rijeka, City of Diversities by DodoLab

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About : This eBbook was produced by participants Sanja Orlić, Kristina Utković and Ferdinand četaj in a Youth Workshop on public spaces run in Rijeka, Croatia, by Andrew Hunter and Lea Perinic, June 18-19, 2010.

Published June 2010

DodoLab is an art and design based program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. We work collaboratively with a diversity of emergent thinkers/doers to imaginatively and critically repurpose familiar tools of the social sciences, marketing and activism to engage with the public in public. Our focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges.

Rijeka Work Book by DodoLab
June 18, 2010 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Rijeka Work Book by DodoLab
Rijeka Work Book by DodoLab

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About : This is a field research work book for participants in a Youth Workshop on public spaces run in Rijeka, Croatia, by Andrew Hunter and Lea Perinic, June 18-19, 2010. Part 1 involves groups of participants responding to questions. Part 2 asks the participants to engage the public in conversation. Part 3 will involve photographing the spaces to generate publications and online surveys. The three sites in Rijeka being investigated are the Korzo, Pier and Cont Square.

Published June 2010

DodoLab is an art and design based program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. We work collaboratively with a diversity of emergent thinkers/doers to imaginatively and critically repurpose familiar tools of the social sciences, marketing and activism to engage with the public in public. Our focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges.

In-site Toronto by YZO
June 15, 2010 – 11:23 pm | One Comment
In-site Toronto by YZO

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Jeremy Bailey A4 | US Letter PDF 180Kb
Brian Joseph Davis A4 | US Letter PDF 190Kb
Dave Dyment A4 | US Letter PDF 180Kb
Willy Le Maitre A4 | US Letter PDF 180Kb
Fedora Romita A4 | US Letter PDF 180Kb
Swintak A4 | US Letter PDF 180Kb

About : In-Site Toronto is a series of newly commissioned artworks presented on the portal pages of several wireless internet hotspots in the Wireless Toronto network by artists Jeremy Bailey, Brian Joseph Davis, Dave Dyment, Willy Le Maitre, Fedora Romita, and Swintak. Curated by Michelle Kasprzak, produced by YZO, and supported by Wireless Toronto, Spacing Magazine, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

YZO is a media arts collective committed to the production, development and distribution of electronic media art through net based projects and site-specific public art exhibitions.

http://year01.com/insitetoronto/

Published April 2010

Schedulers by Alice Angus
May 28, 2010 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
Schedulers by Alice Angus

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Large version A3 | Ledger PDF 10.5Mb
Small version A4 | US Letter PDF 9.6Mb

About : A 12 month schedule decorated with illustrations by Alice Angus who has been experimenting with creating different kinds of books for writing in to use herself, “I like the fact that I can create something physical, then use the computer and internet to make that into a yet another physical object; a book  to write in, carry around in my pocket and use, but I can also share that book digitally.”

Published May 2010

Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years she has been creating a body of art work exploring concepts proximity and remoteness, technology and presence, against the lived experience and local knowledge of a place. In 2003, Alice was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Artist in the Park residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon, organised by Parks Canada.

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My Thought Book & StoryCube by Shalene Barnett
May 27, 2010 – 10:00 am | 3 Comments
My Thought Book & StoryCube by Shalene Barnett

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eBook A4 | US Letter PDF 620Kb
StoryCube A3 only PDF 560Kb

About : I initially came up with this idea when brainstorming for usage of the eBooks. The thought book originally started as a personal diary but then transformed into a thought book for both sexes and also different age groups. The design of the thought book is so simple it can be made at home.

I started off by accumulating different phrases, and then getting clipart to accompany the phrases. They then had to be arranged which was fun. I used a software package called Neo Office which allowed me to write text on top or behind pictures/drawings. I then had to create a template with lines in order to create a notepad which I was easily copy and pasted to create a few notepad pages. I am extremely pleased with my thought book and invite you to try and make your own.

Published May  2010

Shalene Barnett is a Communications & Coordination Assistant at Proboscis as part of the Future Jobs Fund Placement scheme. Shalene is a qualified legal secretary and studied for 2 years at City of Westminster college. She then went on to work in the legal field for a few years. As enjoyable as this was Shalene was very interested in exploring a more creative style of work, and was able to do so here at Proboscis.

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Cook ‘N’ Colour by Karine Dorset
May 26, 2010 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Cook ‘N’ Colour by Karine Dorset

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About : Cook ‘N’ Colour is an eBook designed to help create bonds between children and adults. This eBook was based on the thought of being able to let children cook easy to do recipes and get creative by colouring in the drawings of the finished dishes. I got the recipes from my own knowledge of the dishes and printed, traced and scanned the images to my own design. Cook ‘N’ Colour is another book that has been added to the set of family eBooks I’ve been working on.

Published May 2010

Karine Dorset is a Communications Assistant at Proboscis as part of the Future Jobs Fund Placement scheme. Originally trained as a chef, she is broadening her creative horizons and exploring other forms of creativity.

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DodoLab: Island Stories Book 1 by Andrew Hunter & Paula Jean Cowan
May 24, 2010 – 10:49 am | 3 Comments
DodoLab: Island Stories Book 1 by Andrew Hunter & Paula Jean Cowan

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About : One of a series of publications to be produced by DodoLab as part of their ongoing work in Prince Edward Island (Canada). This book features text and photos by Andrew Hunter of a new work (a hand-made dodo bird made from recycled sweaters) by artist Paula Jean Cowan. The bird is documented at various locations on the island and the text introduces the core focus of DodoLab’s PEI work and the emerging explorations of concepts of islands as physical, cultural and social spaces.

Published May 2010

Andrew Hunter is Director of DodoLab and Adjunct Faculty and Researcher at Waterloo Architecture Cambridge (University of Waterloo). DodoLab is an arts-based creative research program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. Led by Andrew Hunter with Lisa Hirmer, DodoLab’s focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges and exploring barriers to adaptation and resiliency. DodoLab is based in Cambridge, Ontario, and is a program of Musagetes and Waterloo Architecture.

Paula Jean Cowan has been a bakery clerk, deli-girl, grocery clerk, produce manager, accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper, receptionist, children’s art instructor, buyer & seller of used books, print & photo technician, truck washer, auto assembly line worker, parts inspector, and switchboard operator. Based in Sackville, New Brunswick, she produces work in a variety of media with an emphasis on teh hand-made that extends into her animated video works. Cowan has an MFA from the University of Guelph.

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The Coalition: our programme for government by HMG
May 21, 2010 – 4:14 pm | 2 Comments
The Coalition: our programme for government by HMG

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About : An A3/Ledger Diffusion eBook version of HM Government’s document setting out the programme for coalition government during the current Parliament.

First Published by HMG May 2010

A Sort of Autobiography by Warren Craghead
May 17, 2010 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
A Sort of Autobiography by Warren Craghead

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StoryCube 1 – 1970 A4 only PDF 600Kb
StoryCube 2 – 1980 A4 only PDF 1.5Mb
StoryCube 3 – 1990 A4 only PDF 1.5Mb
StoryCube 4 – 2000 A4 only PDF 1.1Mb
StoryCube 5 – 2010 A4 only PDF 1.8Mb
StoryCube 6 – 2020 A4 only PDF 1.6Mb
StoryCube 7 – 2030 A4 only PDF 2Mb
StoryCube 8 – 2040 A4 only PDF 2.1Mb
StoryCube 9 – 2050 A4 only PDF 1.7Mb
StoryCube 10 – 2060 A4 only PDF 800Kb

About : “I have lived like a fool and wasted my time”, Guillaume Apollinaire
A Sort of Autobiography is a possible story of Waren Craghead’s life projected both back to his birth in 1970 and forward to his death in 2060. Each decade of his life is represented by a storycube as a rough self-portrait. Drawn in various styles and encoded in different ways, the cubes tell a story of transformations – of mark-making, of physical appearance and of a life seen through drawing.

Published May 2010 in the Diffusion Transformations series

Warren Craghead III is an artist and curator living in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters. He is constantly drawing. His work explores spontaneous narratives that process and encode everyday life and the written word into discrete, pictographic, nonlinear stories that can be encountered everywhere: a sticker on a pole, a booklet in a newspaper, a postcard in the mail, an image on a website, a collage in a gallery. He has exhibited and published his work internationally, including the Xeric Grant winning Speedy, HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE and several collaborations with poets and writers, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006. He received an MFA in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1993, and attended the Skowhegan School in 1993. More of his work can be seen at www.craghead.com

Cemetery Litmus Test by Andrew Hunter
May 15, 2010 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Cemetery Litmus Test by Andrew Hunter
Cemetery Litmus Test by Andrew Hunter

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About : One of a series of publications to be produced by DodoLab as part of their ongoing work in Windsor/Detroit in collaboration with Broken City Lab, Green Corridor and the Tug Collective. This publication is the first in a series related to a community research project called Cemetery Litmus Test led by DodoLab Director Andrew Hunter. The goal of the project is to explore the old tombstones and cemeteries in Windsor (Canada) and Detroit (USA) that are close to the Ambassador Bridge, one of the primary trade and transport links between Canada and the United States. DodoLab is interested in looking at the excessive decay of old tombstones as signs of air born pollution in the region. The Cemetery Litmus Test is one of a number of projects DodoLab will be running and/or collaborating on in Windsor/Detroit over the coming years.

Published May 2010

Andrew Hunter is Director of DodoLab and Adjunct Faculty and Researcher at Waterloo Architecture Cambridge (University of Waterloo). DodoLab is an arts-based creative research program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. Led by Andrew Hunter with Lisa Hirmer, DodoLab’s focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges and exploring barriers to adaptation and resiliency. DodoLab is based in Cambridge, Ontario, and is a program of Musagetes and Waterloo Architecture.

Andrew Hunter continues to also work as an artist, writer, independent curator and educator. He has produced exhibitions, site projects, publications and writings for institutions across Canada in the United States and Europe. He has produced a distinct body of work on Canadian art and culture consistently emphasizing a broader vision embracing social and environmental issues and exploring nationalism, myths and popular culture. Collaboration has been central to Hunter’s practice for many years as his projects regularly include the commissioned and collaborative contributions of other creative practitioners, students and family members.

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iPhone App Sketchbook
May 14, 2010 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on iPhone App Sketchbook
iPhone App Sketchbook

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About : A simple sketchbook for iPhone App designers to sketch ideas on to-scale iPhone images.

Published May 2010

Created by Giles Lane for Proboscis.
Apple iPhone image from the GUI Development Kit created for Smashing Magazine by Renee Rist

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Rijeka Site StoryCubes by Lisa Hirmer
May 12, 2010 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Rijeka Site StoryCubes by Lisa Hirmer
Rijeka Site StoryCubes by Lisa Hirmer


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Hartera Paper Mill 1 A4 only PDF 1.9Mb
Hartera Paper Mill 2 A4 only PDF 1.7Mb
Rijeka Breakwater 1 A4 only PDF 2.3Mb
Rijeka Breakwater 2 A4 only PDF 1.7Mb

AboutRijeka Site Storycubes – Set of 4
This set of four storycubes presents a selection of objects found at the Hartera Paper Mill and the Rijeka Breakwater – the sites selected for the Musagetes Café in Rijeka – during an advanced research visit in January of 2010. A limited edition of these cubes will be printed for DodoLab’s June residency and for participants in the Musagetes Café project in Rijeka.

Published May 2010

Lisa Hirmer has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture from Waterloo Architecture Cambridge. She joined DodoLab after completing a thesis about the significance of nature and wilderness in contemporary culture, particularly within a Canadian context. She currently splits her time between working with DodoLab and more traditional work as an Intern Architect. As an emerging landscape photographer, she is particularly interested in sites where the relationship between human intervention and natural process is ambiguous and complex. She recently won an Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence for her landscape photography.

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Coventry Market: public spaces, meeting places by Alice Angus
May 7, 2010 – 9:31 am | Comments Off on Coventry Market: public spaces, meeting places by Alice Angus
Coventry Market: public spaces, meeting places by Alice Angus

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About : A book of drawings of Coventry indoor Market, by Alice Angus,  commissioned for the artistsandmakers.com Empty Shops Network Tour created by artist Dan Thompson . It follows from her earlier commission to draw Granville Arcade in Brixton for the tour, also an eBook available on Diffusion.

Published May 2010

Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years she has been creating a body of art work exploring concepts proximity and remoteness, technology and presence, against the lived experience and local knowledge of a place. In 2003, Alice was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Artist in the Park residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon, organised by Parks Canada.

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Icons of Rijeka StoryCubes by Andrew Hunter
May 3, 2010 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Icons of Rijeka StoryCubes by Andrew Hunter


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Cube 3 A4 only PDF 2.6Mb
Cube 4 A4 only PDF 2.1Mb

About : Icons of Rijeka Storycubes – Set of 4
This set of four storycubes present a selection of images of signs and tags photographed by Andrew Hunter during research visits to Rijeka (Croatia) in January and April of 2010 while preparing for a public DodoLab program in the the city in the summer of 2010. The cube set compliments the Icons of Rijeka ebooks also available through Diffusion. A limited edition of these cubes will be printed for DodoLab’s June residency and for participants in the Musagetes Café project in Rijeka.

Published May 2010

Andrew Hunter is Director of DodoLab and Adjunct Faculty and Researcher at Waterloo Architecture Cambridge (University of Waterloo). DodoLab is an arts-based creative research program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. Led by Andrew Hunter with Lisa Hirmer, DodoLab’s focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges and exploring barriers to adaptation and resiliency. DodoLab is based in Cambridge, Ontario, and is a program of Musagetes and Waterloo Architecture.

Andrew Hunter continues to also work as an artist, writer, independent curator and educator. He has produced exhibitions, site projects, publications and writings for institutions across Canada in the United States and Europe. He has produced a distinct body of work on Canadian art and culture consistently emphasizing a broader vision embracing social and environmental issues and exploring nationalism, myths and popular culture. Collaboration has been central to Hunter’s practice for many years as his projects regularly include the commissioned and collaborative contributions of other creative practitioners, students and family members.

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Family eBooks by Karine Dorset
May 1, 2010 – 9:51 am | One Comment
Family eBooks by Karine Dorset


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Travel Games A4 | US Letter PDF 850Kb
Colouring Book A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb
Nursery Rhymes A4 | US Letter PDF 900Kb
Invitation Book A4 | US Letter PDF 185Kb

About : This series of eBooks has been created by Karine Dorset as part of her FJF placement at Proboscis. Her brief was to imagine different uses of bookleteer beyond the cultural and education focus that much of what’s been published has followed. These first examples suggest a range of uses for eBooks and bookleteer for families.

Invitations:
The first idea was to come up with different eBook usages. My original idea was to produce a simple template so the public could build on, upload items and produce their own invitations. Now it has been designed for any occasion, all you have to do is print off as many copies that is needed, then fill in all the information you desire. Maybe you can add your own personal pictures, very easy and simple to use. I got the cover image from the internet and just simple border patterns to decorate the invites.

Nursery Rhymes:
This eBook was created with children in mind. The idea was to bring the old traditional Nursery Rhymes back into this generation, remembered the way they were originally. Taking the rhymes and images from commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, I cut and stuck, moved around and tried many different ways of presenting this eBook before using computer resources. The final copy was made and designed so it can be in travel pocket size for children to read.

Travel Games:
Just like most of the population I like puzzles, numbers or word games like you see in the newspaper or the A4 puzzle books, so my idea was to make a personal eBook out of them, one which you could do traveling anywhere. I made the Word-searches, Cross words and Cryptogram puzzles myself through a puzzle maker on the internet. I used Sudoku and Criss Cross puzzles from copyright free websites. The name ‘Travel Games’ came from brainstorming ideas, then uploaded through bookleteer and made into this eBook.

Colouring Book:
The colouring book was designed and created using Neo Office, Open office and Firefox. The idea was to get all types of images from animals, to places, from food to people etc, for children to get creative and colour. It was also designed for travel fun but can be used where ever, whenever. But it’s not just a colouring book, its good a bit more activity. You can fill in the images by numbers allocated to the right colour, or just write about the image that you did colour.

Published May 2010

Karine Dorset is a Communications Assistant at Proboscis as part of the Future Jobs Fund Placement scheme. Originally trained as a chef, she is broadening her creative horizons and exploring other forms of creativity.

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Icons of Rijeka by Andrew Hunter
April 29, 2010 – 7:27 am | One Comment
Icons of Rijeka by Andrew Hunter

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About : Icons of Rijeka (books 1 and 2) presents a selection of images of signs and tags photographed by Andrew Hunter during research visits to Rijeka (Croatia) in January and April of 2010 while preparing for a public DodoLab program in the summer of 2010. The publication includes a brief text by Hunter reflecting on the process of engaging with and reading the city through both official signage and graffiti.
Published April 2010

Andrew Hunter is Director of DodoLab and Adjunct Faculty and Researcher at Waterloo Architecture Cambridge (University of Waterloo). DodoLab is an arts-based creative research program that employs experimental and adaptive processes to spark positive change and resiliency. Led by Andrew Hunter with Lisa Hirmer, DodoLab’s focus is the complex relationships between people and their surroundings and how communities define, and are defined by, their environment. DodoLab puts the creative process at the heart of confronting social and environmental challenges and exploring barriers to adaptation and resiliency. DodoLab is based in Cambridge, Ontario, and is a program of Musagetes and Waterloo Architecture.

Andrew Hunter continues to also work as an artist, writer, independent curator and educator. He has produced exhibitions, site projects, publications and writings for institutions across Canada in the United States and Europe. He has produced a distinct body of work on Canadian art and culture consistently emphasizing a broader vision embracing social and environmental issues and exploring nationalism, myths and popular culture. Collaboration has been central to Hunter’s practice for many years as his projects regularly include the commissioned and collaborative contributions of other creative practitioners, students and family members.

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How to fold/make a Classic Portrait eBook
April 28, 2010 – 3:42 pm | Comments Off on How to fold/make a Classic Portrait eBook

We’ve recently made some new videos demonstrating the steps involved in folding and making up  Diffusion eBooks. This video shows how to fold and make up a Classic Portrait Diffusion eBook:

How to make: Classic Portrait Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo.

How to fold/make a Classic Landscape eBook
April 28, 2010 – 3:41 pm | Comments Off on How to fold/make a Classic Landscape eBook

We’ve recently made some new videos demonstrating the steps involved in folding and making up  Diffusion eBooks. This video shows how to fold and make up a Classic Landscape Diffusion eBook:

How to make: Classic Landscape Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo.

How to fold/make a Book Portrait eBook
April 28, 2010 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off on How to fold/make a Book Portrait eBook

We’ve recently made some new videos demonstrating the steps involved in folding and making up  Diffusion eBooks. This video shows how to fold and make up a Book Portrait Diffusion eBook:

How to make: Book Portrait Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo.

How to fold/make a Book Landscape eBook
April 28, 2010 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off on How to fold/make a Book Landscape eBook

We’ve recently made some new videos demonstrating the steps involved in folding and making up  Diffusion eBooks. This video shows how to fold and make up a Book Landscape Diffusion eBook:

How to make: Book Landscape Diffusion eBook from Proboscis on Vimeo.

Coventry Empty Shop by Dan Thompson
April 26, 2010 – 11:54 am | One Comment
Coventry Empty Shop by Dan Thompson

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About : Photographs and a brief description of the third week of the Empty Shops Network Tour in Coventry.

Published April 2010

Dan Thompson is an artist and writer with an interest in using redundant spaces which has taken in theatres, cinemas and empty shops. He has written widely about empty shops for arts and regeneration magazines. he is founder of the Revolutionary Arts Group and the Empty Shops Network.

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