StoryCubes

playful cubes for storytelling, brainstorming ideas or playing games in three dimensions

Community & Events

Diffusion engaging with the community, online and out in the world.

Residencies

an ongoing programme enabling residents at Proboscis studio to create eBooks and StoryCubes for their own projects.

Learning, Schools & Education

eBooks & StoryCubes created for learning and educational purposes

Library

Browse the collection of Diffusion Shareables: eBooks & StoryCubes

Articles tagged with: bookleteer

Home » One-Off Shareables, StoryCubes
StoryCubes by Karine Dorset
Submitted by on March 16, 2010 – 1:05 pmNo Comment

Download
Twitter StoryCube A4 only PDF 850Kb
Christian Calendar 2010 StoryCube A4 only PDF  650Kb

About : “The calendar cube was about making it 3D: the fact that the cube has 12 sides fitted brilliantly with idea because there’s 12 months. I searched for and downloaded the images from www.google.co.uk, which had its own christian verses and made the calendar a bit unique. Put the cube together and get the first 6 months, then undo and redo the other side for the next six months.

The twitter cube was based on the idea of giving information on what twitter is actually about. Once again I searched for downloaded the images from www.google.co.uk, arranged them with info text, and the story cube was made, quiet easy when you have an idea to run with.”

Published March 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.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, calendar, FJF, Karine Dorset, placements, twitter

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, eBooks, Empty Shops Projects
Shoreham-by-Sea Empty Shop by Dan Thompson
Submitted by on March 12, 2010 – 4:09 pmOne Comment

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 2.7Mb

About : Photographs and a brief description of the first week of the Empty Shops Network Tour in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.

Published March 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 theEmpty Shops Network.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: artists and makers, bookleteer, Dan Thompson, empty shops

1 comment - Latest by:
  • Ed Whymandesign.com
    Hope all is well. Can http://www.Playgroundgames.org http://www.WEBiversity.org http://www.MUSTart.org and http://www.FREEtraid.com Work with you? Each project has all the details on its website. Here are some ...
    Comment posted on 3-12-2010 at 22:14

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Llama Project
Canto: a collection of wishes Book 1; Whitehorse, Yukon Canada by Joyce Majiski
Submitted by on March 10, 2010 – 2:49 pmOne Comment

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 2.3Mb

About : For the Voz/Voice exhibition in Whitehorse (2009) I invited viewers to participate in my installation Canto; 10 etched copper cylinders which turn like prayer wheels. Each wheel related to an endangered species, space or culture. Viewers were asked to add their “wishes or prayers” and this eBook is a compilation of the notes they left in each wheel. Images printed from the etched copper plates before they were rolled into the cylindrical wheel appear alongside the notes. For more information on the LLAMA Project and Joyce Majiski see www.llamaproject.com

Published March 2010

Joyce Majiski is an artist, biologist, naturalist and guide whose work with printmaking, installations, artists books and video focuses on the natural world and relationships between nature and humans. Her recent projects include the groundbreaking Three Rivers project where the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Service invited prominent artists, writers and journalists to join native people on three simultaneous journeys along the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume rivers. www.joycemajiski.com

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: art, bookleteer, Joyce Majiski, landscape, Llama Project, Yukon

1 comment - Latest by:
  • May Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] Canto: a collection of wishes Book 1; Whitehorse, Yukon Canada by Joyce Majiski http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1843 Welcome to the Imagination Age by Rita ...
    Comment posted on 5-20-2010 at 09:08

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, StoryCubes, Transformations
Welcome to the Imagination Age by Rita J. King
Submitted by on March 1, 2010 – 6:05 pm2 Comments

Download
StoryCubes (27 A4 PDFs) Zip Archive 18.2Mb
eBook A4 | US Letter PDF 3.6Mb

AboutThe Imagination Age is a broad approach to rethinking systems through a prism of technology, held up to amplify the bright beam of the imagination. Both the Diffusion eBook and the Story Cubes explore The Imagination Age through the perspective outlined by Giles Lane when he commissioned the project: Transformation: How We Become Who We Are. The Story Cubes take shape across three planes of perceived reality:

Physical Reality: First, the 27 cubes were designed on paper, meant to act as a catalyst in the physical world for people to build stories the way children build castles out of blocks. I thought it would be fabulous if people could make the cubes tremendous or tiny to show the significance of each element in the overall scene of the story created anew each time the cubes are approached. In the physical world, the cubes remain stubbornly one size fits all. You can’t make some of them disappear into the ocean while others float in the sky. That can only be accomplished in the virtual world, so that’s where I went next.

Virtual Reality: For several years I have been working in the field of “virtual reality.” In the virtual world Second Life, participants create avatars for themselves and can design and collaborate on any three-dimensional content they can dream up. Second Life is a creative paradise for those with the vision to give dimension to their own previously intangible imaginations and then allow people from all over the world to enhance their created landscapes. To illustrate the installation in Second Life and segue to the third plane of reality, click the link: www.youtube.com/dancinginktv#p/u/2/Y4KwvsTEHKY

Augmented Reality: Lately, my company, Dancing Ink Productions, has been working in the field of “augmented reality,” which goes a step beyond “virtual reality” by changing the fabric of one’s immediate perceptions in the physical world. Reality is becoming a multilayered collage. 26 of the cubes correspond to letters of the Roman alphabet from which stories are told. The 27th cube has no corresponding letter, so instead, it activates the possibility for a whole new realm of understanding through an Augmented Reality marker printed on it. If you have a webcam, you can print this Augmented Reality marker out and activate the webcam at the following site: www.1000inchesinloveland.com to see the 27th cube create a new reality.

“Welcome to the Imagination Age,” documents some of the main ideas behind a worldwide collaborative movement toward a new global culture and economy in the Imagination Age. If this message of transformation speaks to you, consider it an invitation to join the experiment. Follow @RitaJKing on Twitter and ping me..

Published March 2010 in the Diffusion Transformations series

Rita J. King is CEO and Creative Director of Dancing Ink Productions. Creator of The Imagination Age. Innovator-in-Residence, IBM Analytics Virtual Center. Senior Fellow for Social Networking and Immersive Technologies at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she collaborated with Joshua S. Fouts on the “Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds” project that spanned four continents as well as the digital culture. Investigative reporter, essayist, artist and adventurer.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, culture, economy, Rita King, second life, virtual reality

2 comments - Latest by:
  • tom
    This is all very interesting to me. Curious about the difference between a virtual second life and multiple lives ...
    Comment posted on 3-2-2010 at 01:06
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: Welcome to the ...
    Comment posted on 3-1-2010 at 20:00

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, eBooks, Empty Shops Projects
Empty Shops Workbook by Dan Thompson
Submitted by on February 27, 2010 – 8:44 amOne Comment

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb

About : A practical, step-by-step guide to using empty spaces for arts and community projects – and while empty shops are a focus, the skills can be applied to other temporary and meanwhile projects. Produced by the Empty Shops Network with support from the Meanwhile Project and a-n magazine.

Published as a Diffusion eBook February 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.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: art, bookleteer, collaboration, Community & Events, Dan Thompson, empty shops, entrepreneurship, urbanism

1 comment - Latest by:
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: Empty Shops Workbook ...
    Comment posted on 3-29-2010 at 22:26

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, One-Off Shareables, Publishing on Demand, StoryCubes
Birmingham Total Place StoryCubes by Proboscis
Submitted by on February 18, 2010 – 9:00 amNo Comment

Download
Conference Question Cube A4 only PDF 260Kb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 1 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 2 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 3 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 4 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 5 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 6 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 7 A4 only PDF 2Mb
Total Place Early Intervention Set Cube 8 A4 only PDF 2Mb

About : A series of StoryCubes created by Alice Angus and Orlagh Woods of Proboscis, specially commissioned for the Early Intervention strand of Birmingham Total Place, including a set of 8 designed to bring the everyday voices of families, parents and carers into the BTP conference, and a StoryCube designed to elicit responses from the conference participants.

Published February 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.

Orlagh Woods is an artist whose work explores how diverse people and communities engage with each other and their environment – how they connect, communicate and are perceived both through digital and non-digital means. She has been working with Proboscis since 2004 and also curates a professional development programme for British Asian theatre company, Tamasha, in London.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: Alice Angus, bookleteer, Community & Events, conference, custom printed storycubes, digitally printed StoryCubes, early intervention, Orlagh Woods

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » One-Off Shareables, StoryCubes
Modern Romance StoryCube by We Are Words & Pictures
Submitted by on February 16, 2010 – 7:00 pmNo Comment

Download A4 only PDF 1.6Mb

About : Printed in an edition of 100 as a giveaway and designed by Julia Scheele from We Are Words & Pictures for the Modern Romance event held on February 14th 2010 at the Notting Hill Arts Club.

Published February 2010

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, custom printed storycubes, digitally printed StoryCubes, Julia Scheele, modern romance

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
A Short Film About War by Lisa LeFeuvre
Submitted by on February 15, 2010 – 12:34 pmOne Comment

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 3Mb Read Online

AboutA Short Film about War is a narrative documentary artwork made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. In ten minutes this two screen movie takes viewers around the world to a variety of war zones as seen through the collective eyes of the online photo sharing community Flickr, and as witnessed by a variety of existing military and civilian bloggers. See the film at animateprojects.org.

A Short Film about War was developed with help from New Media Scotland and Alt-w.
Script by Jon Thomson, Alison Craighead & Steve Rushton.
Essay by Lisa Le Feuvre.

Published by Animate Projects, February 2010

Lisa Le Feuvre is a curator and writer based in London. She is Senor Lecturer in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths. Between 2005 and 2009 she directed the contemporary art programme at the National Maritime Museum, commissioning work by Dan Holdsworth, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Lawrence Weiner, Simon Patterson, Renée Green and Jeremy Millar. In 2009 she curated the exhibitions Joachim Koester: Poison Protocols and Other Histories at Stills, Edinburgh and Economies of Attention from the Arts Council of England Collection. In 2010-11 she will co-curate with Tom Morton British Art Show 7 and edit Failure, published by MIT Press / Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Animate Projects Limited is a UK-based, not-for-profit arts organisation, developing initiatives that explore the relationship between art and animation, and the place of animation and its concepts in contemporary art practice. We offer artists a unique space to create work and develop initiatives that allow an international audience to engage with the work via broadcast, gallery, cinema and online. Animate Projects is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. animateprojects.org

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: art, bookleteer, bookreader, documentary, found footage, Lisa LeFeuvre, Thomson and Craighead

1 comment - Latest by:
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: A Short Film ...
    Comment posted on 2-16-2010 at 05:30

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, eBooks, One-Off Shareables
With Our Ears to the Ground by Proboscis
Submitted by on February 8, 2010 – 8:40 pmNo Comment


Download
Part 1 – Transport A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb
Part 2 – Movement A4 | US Letter PDF 2.6Mb
Part 3 – Listening A4 | US Letter PDF 2.3Mb
Part 4 – Community A4 | US Letter PDF 2.9Mb
Part 5 – Getting Involved A4 | US Letter PDF 3.5Mb
Part 6 – Perceptions A4 | US Letter PDF 3.1Mb

About : These 6 eBooks comprise a downloadable version of an artists’ bookwork created by Proboscis for Green Heart Partnership with Hertfordshire County Council. Proboscis were commissioned to explore peoples’ ideas about community in four very different geographic communities to get a broad range of opinions across the county: in WatfordStevenage, rural North Hertfordshire and the commuter areas of Broxbourne. The project focused on finding out the reasons why people get on with each other and feel part of the community and, developing a better understanding of our communities in order to help Hertfordshire County Council and its partners to plan their work supporting communities over the next few years.

Published February 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.

Orlagh Woods is an artist whose work explores how diverse people and communities engage with each other and their environment – how they connect, communicate and are perceived both through digital and non-digital means. She has been working with Proboscis since 2004 and also curates a professional development programme for British Asian theatre company, Tamasha, in London.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: Alice Angus, anarchaeology, bookleteer, Community & Events, engagement, interdependence, listening, Orlagh Woods, participation, workshop, youth

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Learning, Schools & Education, One-Off Shareables
8 Ideas for using bookleteer in schools by Kati Rynne
Submitted by on January 24, 2010 – 9:00 amOne Comment

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 240Kb

AboutBookleteer could be used as a basis for group work, as a revision aid, as a record of achievement or as a means of personalising resources for individual students. It could enable children to share their work with parents or with students from other countries. Digital literature specialist Kati Rynne suggests how Bookleteer eBooks could be used across the curriculum.

Published January 2010

Kati Rynne trained as a secondary school English teacher and worked as an A-level examiner before moving into digital media. She has spent four years at award-winning digital education company Teachers TV as project manager of digital content. Kati specialises in digital literature projects, developing websites for writers, co-writing novels using digital technology and participating in reading initiatives based on digitised texts.
http://katirynne.wordpress.com

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, curriculum, education, Kati Rynne, learning, schools

1 comment - Latest by:
  • PU&P 5 – schools and learning
    [...] Inspiration, download Kati Rynne’s eBook, “8 Ideas for using bookleteer in schools“; see examples of eBooks and StoryCubes made with ...
    Comment posted on 1-29-2010 at 09:14

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
I Feel Different by LACE
Submitted by on December 21, 2009 – 9:22 amNo Comment

LACE_I_Feel_Different_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 3.5Mb

About : I Feel Different is a provocative multi-media exhibition that explores both the experience of feeling different from others and the transformational power of art to make one feel differently. Featuring Nao Bustamente, James Luna, Monica Duncan and Lara Odell, Lezley Saar, Susan Silton, Nina Yhared (1814), David Wojnarowicz and Raquel Gutierrez. Curated by Jennifer Doyle and on view at LACE through 31 January 2010.

Published December 2009

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) both champions and challenges the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, explore, and risk. LACE moves within and beyond its four walls to provide opportunities for diverse publics to engage deeply with contemporary art. In doing so, it furthers dialogue and participation between and among artists and those audiences.

Tags: art, bookleteer, David Wojnarowicz, exhibition, James Luna, Jennifer Doyle, LACE, Lara Odell, Lezley Saar, Monica Duncan, Nao Bustamente, Nina Yhared (1814), Raquel Gutierrez, Susan Silton

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
State of the Union by Robert Ransick
Submitted by on December 17, 2009 – 9:33 amNo Comment

Ransick_State_of_the_Union_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 500Kb

About : ”State of the Union” is a thirty-two page pamphlet published by Printed Matter and a separate thirty-one print installation. Both projects focus on the U.S. states that have amended their constitution through defense of marriage act ballot mesures to explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Each page (or print) is dedicated to one of these states and includes the state ballot title, text of the ballot measure and the official voter results in numeric count and percentage. All text is printed in white Humanist font on a solid lavender background. The opacity of both the printed text and the lavender background are controlled by the numbers of “yes” and “no” votes received. The shade of the lavender background is tied directly to the “no” votes in the state. The higher the percentage of “no” votes, the more opaque (saturated) the lavender becomes. For example, if thirty-five percent of the vote was against the measure, the lavender is thirty-five percent opaque. Likewise, the opacity of the ballot text is linked to the “yes” vote and becomes more prominent with the higher “yes” percentage. Lavender was chosen as the dominant color because of its historical association with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered rights and liberation movement.

Every ballot measure has been copy edited by the artist to reverse the negative connotations and render marriage between any two people legal. “State of the Union” is a poetic call to action and a necessary record of this shifting and contentious moment in history.

First Published in 2009 by Printed Matter, NY

Robert Ransick is an artist who works in a wide range of media and has exhibited in New York City at such venues as Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Exit Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Howard Greenberg Gallery and White Box Gallery. In addition he has shown at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois and at the Palazzo delle Esposizione in Rome, Italy, among others. He has received funding from Franklin Furnace and the Mellon Foundation and has been an artist in residence at Eyebeam Center for Art and technology. He has worked as a curator and cultural producer in collaboration with Creative Time, the Aperture Foundation, and Blindspot. He is a co-creator of the Blur conferences and other events focused on current creative practices in digital art and culture. Previously, he was the Director of the Photography Department and the Director of the Computer Instruction Center at The New School. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and The New School for Social Research. BFA, Photography With Honors, The School of Visual Arts; MA, Media Studies, The New School for Social Research. He is currently a full-time faculty member in digital arts at Bennington College.

Robert Ransick lives and works in New York City, but spends a good deal of time in Southern Arizona.

Tags: art, bookleteer, law, legislation, marriage, Robert Ransick, union

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Transformations
Waiting For Crisis by William Davies
Submitted by on December 14, 2009 – 9:00 amNo Comment

Davies_Waiting_for_Crisis_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 440Kb Read Online

About : The financial crisis promised a new chapter in political and economic history. But this appears to have been delayed. Modern consciousness is shaped by the notion of crisis, which the idea of ‘post-modernity’ then threw into doubt. But now, as we grow bored of the banality of change and financial uncertainty, and fearful of our inability to respond to disasters, we are waiting for a crisis to finally go critical.

Published December 2009 in the Diffusion Transformations series

William Davies is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Science Innovation & Society at Oxford University. He is author of Reinventing the Firm (Demos 2009) and Public Innovation: Intellectual Property in a Digital Age (ippr 2006). His writing has appeared in The Guardian,The Financial Times, Prospect and The New Statesman. His weblog is at www.potlatch.org.uk

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, bookreader, change, credit crunch, crisis, economy, MPs expenses scandal, uncertainty, William Davies

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Events, One-Off Shareables
Expeditions in Paper Science + Unguided by Matthew Sheret
Submitted by on December 11, 2009 – 9:48 am2 Comments

sheret_expeditions_cover unguided_comic_cover

Download
Expeditions in Paper Science A4 | US Letter PDF 330Kb
Unguided A4 | US Letter PDF 1.3Mb

About : These two eBooks were created by Matthew Sheret at the first bookleteer Pitch Up & Publish event in October 2009. Matthew writes, “Expeditions in Paper Science was my first pass at the system, a reasonably off-the-cuff collation of some of my blog entries this summer. I’ve long been interested in the idea of physicalising web articles, and while an industry has solidified around POD in the last few years they remain a step removed from the immediacy I’m itching for. Bookleteer instantly unlocked that; simple cut-’n'-paste gave me a nice little document I’ve been throwing around since.

“The speed of delivery got me thinking about incorporating illustrations into the format. With content just a link away I turned to a story the We Are Words + Pictures team created for an anthology earlier this year. Unguided was another speedy job, knocked up in less than five minutes. Finding the source images was just a matter of dropping links into Bookleteer’s interface. The end result was admittedly rough and ready – I’d done it without much consideration of the effects of shrinkage on the A5 illustrations – but the story is still very much intact. It would be the work of ten minutes to optimise the images, and an easy design decision next time to say to an illustrator “Okay, let’s go for an A6 format” which is the kind of space a panel from a webcomic could thrive in.

“Seeing two diverse types of content drop nicely into the format actually sparked a lot of thinking among We Are Words + Pictures about the restrictions of our work in an online environment. The physical nature of the books is a joy; cutting and folding them together doesn’t make them any less robust, and when you introduce them to a group they’re thrown, passed around and digested in a way that even link blogging can’t replicate.”

Published December 2009

Matthew Sheret is co-founder of We Are Words + Pictures, an occasional market stall and exhibition team that promote the work of illustrators and writers creating ‘zines and comics worldwide. They have taken part in events in London, Leeds, San Diego and Stockholm, and will announce a programme of events for 2010 in the new year. He also works as a freelance writer for clients that include Last.fm, Global Comment and Newspaper Club, and can be reached at www.matthewsheret.com

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, comics, Matthew Sheret, print on demand, zines

2 comments - Latest by:

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Learning, Schools & Education, One-Off Shareables
City As Material Student Project eBooks
Submitted by on December 10, 2009 – 9:22 am3 Comments

4171259413_9986456ae3_m

About : City As Material was a course devised and led by Giles Lane of Proboscis for students on Vassar College’s International Study Program in London. As part of the course the students each had to research and create an urban intervention project and document it via a Diffusion eBook. Some of the students also chose to use eBooks as part of their project itself (which are linked below). Descriptions of the projects and the research conducted during the course can be found on the course website: cityasmaterial.wordpress.com

Download
Chenxi Cai – London’s Canals, A Beginners Field Guide A4 | US Letter PDF 350Kb
Chenxi Cai – London’s Canals, Treasure 1 A4 | US Letter PDF 115Kb
Chenxi Cai – London’s Canals, Treasure 2 A4 | US Letter PDF 160Kb
Chenxi Cai – London’s Canals, Documentation eBook A4 | US Letter PDF 350Kb
Marie Dugo – Tube Torts A4 | US Letter PDF 710Kb
Marie Dugo – Tube Torts Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF 610Kb
Lauren Dyson – Ludic London Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF 1.6Mb
Sara Leon – Moda Mapping Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF 1.1Mb
John McCartin – Trashscapes Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF 1.4Mb
Avey Venable – ITS London A4 | US Letter PDF 930Kb
Avey Venable – ITS London Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF
Michael Zipp – Foundry: lost and found A4 | US Letter PDF 1.4Mb
Michael Zipp – Foundry: lost and found Documentation A4 | US Letter PDF 450Kb

Published December 2009

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, canals, fashion, Foundry, games, heritage, London, mapping, teaching, tube, urban, walking

3 comments - Latest by:
  • May Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] by Matthew Sheret http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1700 City As Material Student Project eBooks http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1693 Creative Methodologies for the Creative Industries by Lorraine Warren & Ted ...
    Comment posted on 5-20-2010 at 09:09
  • Recent eBooks made with bookleteer
    [...] & Ted Fuller, as well as myself. The students on our City as Material course have created a series of eBooks ...
    Comment posted on 12-14-2009 at 17:00
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by dpr-barcelona: City As Material. Student Project ...
    Comment posted on 12-12-2009 at 15:46

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
Creative Methodologies for the Creative Industries by Lorraine Warren & Ted Fuller
Submitted by on December 4, 2009 – 9:00 amOne Comment

warren-fuller_creativemethods_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 250Kb

About : Lorraine Warren and Ted Fuller have created this eBook to capture some of the key ideas about their research in value creation in the creative industries and to use in participative workshops and conferences.

Published December 2009

Dr Lorraine Warren is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Management at the University of Southampton. She is interested in the emergence of new technologies, particularly how new business models and value creation systems emerge in volatile sectors.

Professor Ted Fuller is Director of Lincoln Business School. His research interests span entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, emergence and a ‘complexity’ theory of entrepreneurship, and the (social) construction of futures.

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, creative industries, enterprise, entrepreneurship, Lorraine Warren, Ted Fuller, value capture, value creation

1 comment - Latest by:
  • Twitted by bookleteer
    [...] This post was Twitted by bookleteer [...]
    Comment posted on 12-4-2009 at 11:51

Add a Comment
Home » Community & Events, eBooks, eNotebooks, Learning, Schools & Education, One-Off Shareables
Articulating Futures Workshop eNotebooks by Niharika Hariharan
Submitted by on December 3, 2009 – 12:00 pm4 Comments

Articulating_Futures_Book_of_ideas_cover Articulating_Futures_Future_scenarios_cover

Articulating_Futures_Research_eBook_cover Articulating_Futures_Tell_me_a_story_cover

Download
Book of Ideas A4 | US Letter PDF 1.2Mb
Future Scenarios A4 | US Letter PDF 1.2Mb
Research A4 | US Letter PDF 1.3Mb
Tell Me A Story A4 | US Letter PDF 1.7Mb

About : Articulating Futures is a 4 day workshop that was designed and facilitated by Niharika Hariharan, commissioned and creatively supported by Proboscis (London) to mobilize young students to creatively think and articulate issues that are important to them and their future as young Indians. The first series of these workshops were held at Chinmaya Mission Vidyalaya, New Delhi between the 17th-20th November, 2009. These eNotebooks were created to help the students organise and share their ideas across the workshop, combining English & Hindi.

Working in collaboration with tutors, filmmakers and artists, Articulating Futures investigated subjects ranging from the change of identity of young Indians, their views on language, traditional cultures and the importance of a global/local societies. Through discussion, debate and creative exploration, this workshop resulted in a range of exciting and insightful ideas and scenarios developed by 16 year old Indian students that showcase their vision of themselves as unique in a fast developing homogenous culture in modern India.
You can read about the project in detail at http://articulatingfutures.wordpress.com/

Published December 2009

Niharika Hariharan is a narrative designer and a filmmaker, keen on working and exploring the intersection of design with related and non-related fields such as sociology, sciences, education and traditional knowledge systems. She has worked on numerous multi-disciplinary projects in the realm of social and community design, developing innovative research methodologies, scenario building and story telling techniques. Niharika was awarded the ‘TATA scholar’ in 2007 and her work has been exhibited at many national and international festivals and events.
www.niharikahariharan.com

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, collaboration, education, eNotebook, future scenarios, Hindi, identity, language, Niharika Hariharan, research, workshop

4 comments - Latest by:

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, StoryCubes, Transformations
Trail Song by Julie Myers
Submitted by on December 1, 2009 – 4:00 pmOne Comment

myers_trail_song_cover

myers_trail_song_cube1_a4 myers_trail_song_cube2_a4

myers_trail_song_cube3_a4 myers_trail_song_cube4_a4

Download
Trail Song eBook A4 | US Letter PDF 2Mb
Trail Song StoryCube  1 A4 only PDF 1.6Mb
Trail Song StoryCube  2 A4 only PDF 700Kb
Trail Song StoryCube  3 A4 only PDF 700Kb
Trail Song StoryCube  4 A4 only PDF 740Kb

About : “A Trail Song uses a well known song or tune but replaces the lyrics with words of its own. These words reference objects, people and places experienced on the journey” (Trail Songs Magazine (1954) – The Whyte Museum Archive, Banff, CAN).
In the tradition of the Trail Songs of North America, we invent lyrics as we travel from place to place. Like modern day Songlines these songs tell about the geography and the people of the landscape, each song refers to a direction or path taken and is matched to the video footage we shoot en route. The original tune is something we might overhear on a street corner, in a café or on the car radio.
www.juliemyers.org.uk/trailsong

From San Francisco, US to Banff, Canada, March 26 – April 8th 2009 – 1,345 miles by car, coach and ferry
StoryCube 1 – From Golden Gate to Fort Bragg
StoryCube 2 – From Fort Bragg to Cresent City
StoryCube 3 – From Astoria to Vancouver Island
StoryCube 4 – From Vancouver to Banff Avenue

Published December 2009 in the Diffusion Transformations series

Julie Myers is an artist and lecturer and lives in London. Using technology as a way of mediating social interactions, her work is concerned with space and place, collective knowledge and shared experience. Previous work has been commissioned by Arts Council England, NESTA, The British Film Institute, The British Council, AHRC, The Institute of Contemporary Art and The National Portrait Gallery, London. Industrial collaborators include, Adobe Systems, USA, British Telecom, UK and Philips Multi Media, FR.
http://www.juliemyers.org.uk
http://www.axisweb.org/openfrequency/juliemyers

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: art, bookleteer, journeys, Julie Myers, trail songs, travel

1 comment - Latest by:
  • Baby Product Reviews
    Kudos for giving such a terrific website. this site happens to be not only useful but also bvery imaginative too. ...
    Comment posted on 1-5-2010 at 19:30

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
Blakewalk 3 by Tim Wright
Submitted by on December 1, 2009 – 3:04 pmOne Comment

BlakeWalk3_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 760Kb

About : BlakeWalking is a new way of conversing, participating, publishing, performing & *creating* on the hoof. The aim of Blakewalking is to Transform an everday walk into a *Visionary Experience*. We want you to join us out on the streets, on the web & on your mobile – making notes, recording thoughts & feelings, responding to the world we walk through – and the world *within*! See http://www.timwright.typepad.com/L_O_S for more details.

Published December 2009

Tim Wright is a digital writer, a cross platform media producer and a director of XPT Ltd. See www.xpt.com or follow @moongolfer on Twitter.

Tags: art, bookleteer, environment, landscape, London, Tim Wright, urban, walking, walking guide, William Blake

1 comment - Latest by:
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: Blakewalk 3 by ...
    Comment posted on 12-1-2009 at 19:25

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, StoryCubes, Transformations
From an outer suburban life by Linda Carroli
Submitted by on November 23, 2009 – 3:49 pm5 Comments

carroli_outer_suburban_life_cover LindaCarroli_OSL_StoryCube

Download
eBook A4 | US Letter PDF 500Kb
StoryCube A4 only PDF 630Kb

About : Several years ago, Linda Carroli relocated to the outer northern suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. During this time, as a result of this experience, she was moved to commence postgraduate studies in urban planning and design. Her local area bears all the hallmarks of outer suburban development and in this spatial complex she is considering how this pattern shapes us as individuals and shapes our communities. With reference to notions of ‘dwelling’ (Heidegger), ‘redirective practice’ (Fry) and ‘synoikismos’ (Ingersoll), the eBook considers local encounters, responding in small ways, in thought and act, that disrupt – and ultimately transform – the pattern of suburban life. If we transform the suburbs and our way of thinking about them, can we transform ourselves and bring new futures into the realm of possibility? Can community and gathering displace consumerism and retreat? These works reflect on such transformative potential through experience and through relationships between self, community and place.

Published November 2009 in the Diffusion Transformations series

Linda Carroli is a writer, researcher and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. With a focus on urban environments, she works and writes at the intersection of planning, design, art and culture. She is currently working on an Australia Council funded cultural writing project titled Placing, an exploration of place writing and writing place. She also writes a regular
column about urban innovation and creativity for Arts Hub. More information at http://harbingerconsultants.wordpress.com and http://placing.wordpress.com

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: architecture, bookleteer, environment, Linda Carroli, suburbia, urban design, urban planning

5 comments - Latest by:
  • May Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] 3 by Tim Wright http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1639 From an outer suburban life by Linda Carroli http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1628 Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology by Giles Lane [...]
    Comment posted on 5-20-2010 at 09:10
  • TEMPORARY | Community Building « placeblog
    [...] specific activities and events, resources are available to the community to make the most of it. In From an ...
    Comment posted on 1-31-2010 at 05:18
  • Recent eBooks made with bookleteer
    [...] is growing by the week. We’ve recently published new Transformations series commissions by Linda Carroli, Julie Myers and Will Davies ...
    Comment posted on 12-14-2009 at 16:59
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: From an outer ...
    Comment posted on 11-23-2009 at 22:52
  • Twitted by TommyManuel
    [...] This post was Twitted by TommyManuel [...]
    Comment posted on 11-23-2009 at 16:51

Add a Comment
Home » Anarchaeologies, eBooks, Events
Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology by Giles Lane
Submitted by on November 17, 2009 – 3:42 pm4 Comments

BH_anarchaeology_1_cover BH_anarchaeology_2_cover

BH_anarchaeology_3_cover BH_anarchaeology_4_cover

Download
Waves A4 | US Letter PDF 1.4Mb
Street Art 1 A4 | US Letter PDF 4.2Mb
Corners A4 | US Letter PDF 2.8Mb
Street Art 2 A4 | US Letter PDF 5.1Mb

About : Fragments towards an anarchaeology of Belo Horizonte is a series of eBooks created as part of Proboscis’ contribution to arte.mov festival and symposium 2009. Very simply the aim is to offer an outsider’s eye on some of the outstanding features of the city by going for a series of walks and photographing the things that seem particular to the city. The walks were done during gaps in the symposium programme over two days, so are a very cursory engagement with Belo Horizonte, its people and life. However, the patterns discerned and organised into thematic eBooks perhaps give a taste or hint of what could be revealed in a deeper anarchaeology.

Waves – captures some examples of the use of waveforms in Brasilian design: from motifs printed on city rubbish bins, to the ubiquitous wave patterns embedded into the pavements.

Corners – Belo Horizonte is Brasil’s first planned city, the central district laid out on a rigid orthoganol grid cut through by diagonal avenues. At many intersections there may be up to eight streets converging leading to numerous wedge shaped buildings, almost all with elegant curved corners.

Street Art – much of Belo Horizonte seems to be colonised by elaborate street art and graffitti, on a scale I’ve not seen anywhere else. Complex artworks are sometimes run the length of an entire city block or radically transform municipal features such as bridges and stairs. These are clearly artworks, not just random graffitti – some are clearly commissioned for private or public buildings, but most seem to be tolerated if not officially sanctioned.

“Fragmentos para uma anarqueologia de Belo Horizonte” é uma série de eBooks criados como parte da contribuição do Proboscis para o Simposio do Festival arte.mov de 2009. Muito simplesmente, o objetivo é apresentar um olhar estrangeiro sobre algumas das principais características da cidade, através de uma série de caminhadas nas quais foram feitas fotografias daquilo que parecia ser particular na cidade. As caminhadas foram feitas nos intervalos do simpósio durante dois dias e são, assim, um engajamento muito superficial com Belo Horizonte, sua gente e seu cotidiano. No entanto, os padrões eleitos e organizados nos eBooks temáticos talvez possam apresentar um sabor ou uma dica do que poderia ser revelado em uma anarqueologia mais aprofundada.

Ondas – capta alguns exemplos da utilização de formas de onda no design brasileiro: desde motivos impressos em lixeiras da cidade, até os padrões repetitivos de onda assentados como pavimento no chão.

Esquinas – Belo Horizonte é a primeira cidade moderna planejada no Brasil. O centro da cidade foi colocado sobre uma grelha ortogonal rígida, cortada por avenidas em diagonal. Em muitos cruzamentos, pode haver até oito ruas convergentes levando a numerosos edifícios em forma de cunha, quase todos com elegantes curvas na esquina.

Arte de rua – grande parte de Belo Horizonte parece ser colonizada por uma arte de rua elaborada e por graffiti, numa escala que não vi em nenhum outro lugar. Obras complexas são, por vezes, do comprimento de um quarteirão inteiro ou transformam radicalmente obras municipais tais como pontes e escadas. São claramente obras de arte, não apenas graffiti aleatório – alguns são claramente encomendados para os edifícios públicos ou privados, mas a maioria parece ser tolerada se não oficialmente sancionada.
(tr. Renata Marquez)

Published November 2009

Giles Lane is an artist, researcher and teacher. He founded and is co-director of Proboscis, a non-profit creative studio based in London where, since 1994, he has led projects such as Urban TapestriesSnoutMapping PerceptionExperiencing DemocracyEveryday Archaeology; and Private Reveries, Public Spaces. Giles is a Visiting Tutor on the MA Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and is a Research Associate of the Media and Communications Department at London School of Economics. Giles was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008 for his contribution to community development through creative practice.

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: anarchaeology, bookleteer, environment, language, listening, mapping, Proboscis, psychogeography, storytelling, urbanism, walking

4 comments - Latest by:
  • kids tricycle with push handle
    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware ...
    Comment posted on 8-28-2014 at 09:32
  • Giles Lane
    Thanks Renata, that's extremely kind of you. There's an other translation on the main Anarchaeologies site kindly provided by Diego ...
    Comment posted on 11-23-2009 at 12:55
  • Renata Marquez
    translations for you "Fragmentos para uma anarqueologia de Belo Horizonte" é uma série de eBooks criados como parte da contribuição do ...
    Comment posted on 11-22-2009 at 21:34
  • uberVU - social comments
    Social comments and analytics for this post... This post was mentioned on Twitter by proboscisstudio: new on #diffusion: Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology ...
    Comment posted on 11-17-2009 at 17:55

Add a Comment
Home » Community & Events, Publishing on Demand
bookleteer Alpha Club
Submitted by on October 21, 2009 – 9:29 amNo Comment

4029621505_475942bbb1_o
As part of our thinking into new business and revenue models for our own projects and practices, we’ve come up with a different approach for supporting the next stage development of bookleteer to relying on grants.

To progress bookleteer to a public ‘beta’ version in early 2010 – we’re looking for friends and supporters (initially organisations but also individuals) to join bookleteer’s Alpha Club. The club is an alternative support/fundraising concept, aimed at partners, friends, colleagues and sponsors who share in our ethos of ‘public authoring’, providing public access to tools of creation, production and distribution and who, as members of the Alpha Club, would like to be at the core of the emerging bookleteer community. For a modest, one-off contribution we hope Alpha Club members will help us raise our target of around £25k for the next critical phase of bookleteer’s development.

Membership of the Alpha Club will be exclusive to those who join during the ‘alpha’ stage of bookleteer’s development, establishing a founder group of friends, supporters and sponsors.

Benefits include:

  • Up to 5 bookleteer accounts per member & technical support;
  • access to the bookleteer APIs to experiment with;
  • a private pitch up & publish style training session at our studio
  • a free copy of Proboscis’ bookwork, Social Tapestries: A Case of Perspectives (RRP £40)
  • Inclusion (if desired) on the Alpha Club’s ‘Roll of Honour’ webpage

If you’d like to support bookleteer and become an Alpha Club member, please contact us at bookleteer (at) proboscis.org.uk or donate now via Paypal:





Tags: bookleteer, collaboration, funding, Publishing on Demand, sponsorship

No comment so far

Add a Comment
Home » Dodolab, eBooks
The Postcard Places Project by Lisa Hirmer with Laura Knap
Submitted by on October 20, 2009 – 9:59 pm2 Comments

DodoLab-Postcard_Places_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 4.5Mb

About : In August of 2009, Dodolab was invited by the Confederation Centre of the Arts to Prince Edward Island to respond to issues surrounding the Experimental Farm in Charlottetown. During our discussions about the future of this large parcel of picturesque land, the concept for the Postcard Places project developed out of an interest in the relationship between iconic landscapes and a place’s sense of identity.

Published October 2009

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.

Laura Knap has an education in architecture from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her work orbits in design, community building, photography, writing, and construction; and focusses on the agency, imagination and inhabitation of green spaces; as well as questions of sustainability.

Tags: bookleteer, collaboration, Dodolab, environment, landscape, Laura Knap, Lisa Hirmer, mapping

2 comments - Latest by:
  • October Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] The Postcard Places Project by Lisa Hirmer with Laura Knap http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1602 [...]
    Comment posted on 11-2-2009 at 15:53
  • Dodolab » Blog Archive » Two New eBooks
    [...] just published two new eBooks, Lisa Hirmer and Laura Knap’s Postcard Places project from our PEI lab and an ...
    Comment posted on 10-21-2009 at 00:43

Add a Comment
Home » Publishing on Demand, StoryCubes
Custom printed StoryCubes with bookleteer
Submitted by on October 9, 2009 – 3:15 pm2 Comments

3995694240_04d3be1eab

Not all StoryCubes are published just on Diffusion – some are printed on card and distributed as physical objects. We’ve printed a StoryBox of 8 cubes about Proboscis’ projects, a special illustrated set by Australian comic artist Matt Huynh and our own set about Under-Used Assets for Perception Peterborough as well as one off cubes for projects like DodoLab Montreal and Social Tapestries.

Now with bookleteer it has become even easier not only to create beautiful StoryCubes, but to have them printed as physical objects too. Last week we produced a stunning example for Birkbeck College’s In the Shadow of Senate House – from design to delivery in a week. Alongside these were two special cubes made as a promotional items for some up and coming bands, as well as limited editions of StoryCubes commissioned as part of our Transformations series.

The arrival of bookleteer makes it extraordinarily easy to create single or double sided StoryCubes for creative projects, marketing campaigns, games and events. Prices start at 87 pence per cube (plus set up, delivery & VAT) with a minimum order of 250 – not necessarily one design : a single order could be 1 each of 250 different cubes, or 50 copies of 5 cubes, or in fact any combination of copies and designs (i.e. there’s no need to order even quantities of each design).

If you’d like to know more or want to try something out please get in touch with us at sales at proboscis.org.uk

Tags: bookleteer, custom printed storycubes, print on demand, printing experiments, Publishing on Demand

2 comments - Latest by:
  • andy
    ordinary mortals a chance to buy the same sort of gear that celebrities wear!
    Comment posted on 10-7-2010 at 11:25
  • more interface updating
    [...] and testing the back end for a new print on demand capability for eBooks (similar to that which we ...
    Comment posted on 1-30-2010 at 11:32

Add a Comment
Home » One-Off Shareables, StoryCubes
In the Shadow of Senate House by Hatherley, McNeile, Downing & Leslie
Submitted by on October 8, 2009 – 2:57 pmOne Comment

shadow_senate_house

Download A4 only PDF 5.6Mb

About : In The Shadow of Senate House is a research project and series of events taking place in 2009 and 2010. It explores the many resonances of London’s mini-skyscraper – as shadow cast across a site, as place of use and of passage, as a presence that masks and makes absences. More details can be found at intheshadowofsenatehouse.blogspot.com

Published October 2009 & printed in an edition of 250

Owen Hatherley is a freelance writer, a PhD student at Birkbeck, and author of Militant Modernism (Zero Books, 2009)’.

Victoria McNeile is completing a PhD at Birkbeck on the evolution, representation and politics of London squares.

Henderson Downing is researching psychogeography in literature and urbanism at Birkbeck, University of London. He has written for various journals and magazines and is a regular contributor to AA Files and Outside Left.

Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London and has a website www.militantesthetix.co.uk

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: Bloomsbury, bookleteer, Esther Leslie, Henderson Downing, Owen Hatherley, psychogeography, Victoria McNeile, walking

1 comment - Latest by:
  • October Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] In the Shadow of Senate House by Hatherley, McNeile, Downing & Leslie http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1575 The Rustification of Henry Thomas Brown ...
    Comment posted on 11-2-2009 at 16:16

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, One-Off Shareables
The Rustification of Henry Thomas Brown by Andrew Thomas Hunter
Submitted by on September 28, 2009 – 6:19 pm5 Comments

HandOfBrown_1_coverHandOfBrown_2_cover

Download
Book 1 A4 | US Letter PDF 4.6Mb
Book 2 A4 | US Letter PDF 6.2Mb
Book 3 A4 | US Letter PDF (to come)

About :

“Many of us returning were surprised and grieved to hear of the death of Brown, the furnaceman, who has held the position for several years and was generally liked and respected.”
The Mitre, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Volume IV, No. 1, page 8, October 1896

The Rustification of Henry Thomas Brown eBook series was produced to accompany, and extend the narrative of, an exhibition of the same name at the Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, CANADA. They capture the playful mix of fact, fiction and personal narrative that is typical of Andrew Hunter’s work. The publications include images and texts drawn from the exhibition and research project which is based on the obscure life of the university’s former “furnaceman” (Henry Thomas Brown) and Hunter’s attempt to reconnect Brown with the history of the university and to explore Brown’s continuing spirit presence in the community that Hunter believes continues to cause unfortunate consequences.

Published September 2009

Andrew Hunter has produced exhibitions, site projects, publications and writings for institutions across Canada in the United States and Europe. At the core of Hunter’s work has been the exploration of the holdings of public institutions (museums, art galleries, libraries and archives), private collections, local history and national myths. At heart, Hunter considers his work to be an elaborate form of storytelling, engaging collections and history as a source for narrative play. Working in a gray area between fiction and non-fiction, he draws on such models as Truman Capote’s concept of the “non-fiction novel” and Jorge Louis Borges’ playful twists on the academic essay. The methods and processes of the museum/archive (forms of display, cataloguing and dissemination and accessibility) inform the structure of many of his works.

Currently the Director of RENDER, a unique arts based research and presentation center at the University of Waterloo (Canada), Hunter will begin a new position as Director of the DodoLab (a joint community/creative research program of the Musagetes Foundation and UW School of Architecture Cambridge) in January, 2010. Since 2008, he has taught in the Curatorial and Critical Studies program at OCAD University (Toronto). Hunter continues to work independently as an artist, writer and curator. His innovative thematic and fiction-based museum projects have been presented at the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery (Concordia University), Museum London, Art Gallery of Alberta, Mendel Art Gallery, The Banff Centre, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Yukon Arts Centre, University of Toronto Arts Centre, the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik (Croatia), among others. His project Lalla Rookh: A Poetic Archive was commissioned by Proboscis and Deborah Smith as part of Navigating History. Hunter has received numerous grants and awards from The Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council and received the Western Canada Magazine award for writing on arts and culture.

Andrew lives in Dundas, Ontario with his wife Lisa, daughters Maggie and Claire, dogs Penny and Nigel and the ever-present spirit of his late dog Roger. He continues to struggle to be a competent banjo and mandolin player.

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: Andrew Hunter, bookleteer, dogs, fires

5 comments - Latest by:
  • N Burisch
    I'm looking for some help on how to assemble this publication. I can't seem to access the comments sections to ...
    Comment posted on 4-5-2010 at 16:21
  • Giles Lane
    Hi Zea, this is a 'book' or long edge type. The sheets are folded horizontally (as opposed to vertically). If ...
    Comment posted on 10-8-2009 at 19:49
  • Zea Morvitz
    Glad to see a new version of the generator, I want to try it out -- never could get the ...
    Comment posted on 10-7-2009 at 17:55
  • kirsty white
    what is diffusion i need a explantion
    Comment posted on 10-3-2009 at 12:39
  • Chris Warren
    I don't know Andrew Hunter's work, but the description of his efforts to combine fact, fiction and personal narrative in ...
    Comment posted on 9-30-2009 at 10:19

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, Dodolab, eBooks, eNotebooks
DodoLab Wants to Know: What Are The Signs of a Creative City?
Submitted by on September 9, 2009 – 9:00 am3 Comments

DodoLab_Creative_City_cover2

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 575Kb

Update 20/10/2009: a modified eBook has been prepared that can be used in any location.
Download A4 | US Letter PDF 438Kb

About : This eBook has been produced as a collaborative field research tool for DodoLab’s community research at the 2009 ICASP Colloquium (Improvisation, Community and Social Practice - www.improvcommunity.ca) and Jazz Festival in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. DodoLab is interested in exploring the idea of the Creative City and this eBook is designed to engage colloquium participants and festival goers in the process of identifying and documenting what they individually consider to be “signs” of a Creative City. Participants will use this ebook to describe signs and their locations and these will then be used by a team of DodoLab photographers to produce a series of photo essays that will be published as eBooks. Like other tools developed by DodoLab, this ebook can be easily modified for other locations.

September 2009

DodoLab is a dynamic and experimental co-creative lab for engaging with communities, organizations and events that is collaborative and fluid. Based at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture (Canada) and lead by Andrew Hunter in collaboration with  Musagetes Foundation (Canada), DodoLab brings together creative researchers/practitioners, community leaders, educators and students to challenge accepted ideas, assumptions and methodologies and to develop insights into contexts, processes and situations. DodoLab is not a predetermined package, program or methodology, it is a process-based exploration that emerges out of the needs, challenges, concerns and ideas of the communities, organizations, groups and institutions we collaborate with and draws its strength from the rich combination of skills, knowledge and experience these collaborations contain. The environment, youth, knowledge sharing, leadership, social innovation and community are central concerns of DodoLab and our philosophy of cultivating true collaboration and co-creation reflects the firm belief that we cannot solve the complex problems we face if we don’t work together with openness and respect. DodoLab looks to build relationships with its collaborators that are meaningful and lasting and that emphasize shared responsibilities for action and learning.
DodoLab’s current principal researchers are:  Andrew Hunter, Lisa Hirmer, Laura Knapp, Barbara Hobot and Proboscis.

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: Andrew Hunter, bookleteer, Community & Events, creative cities, Dodolab, improvisation, jazz, public engagement

3 comments - Latest by:
  • October Newsletter | Proboscis
    [...] DodoLab Wants to Know: What Are The Signs of a Creative City? http://diffusion.org.uk/?p=1352 [...]
    Comment posted on 11-2-2009 at 15:53
  • Virginia DWI Attorney
    There is a big probability that DodoLab could be a great help for improving a city through the help of ...
    Comment posted on 10-5-2009 at 13:47
  • Dodolab » Blog Archive » Jazz Festival & ICASP Colloquium Day 2
    [...] We’ve been turning out a number of survey projects in response to the panels, presentations and performances and encouraging ...
    Comment posted on 9-10-2009 at 19:40

Add a Comment
Home » Community Projects, Dodolab, eBooks, eNotebooks
DodoLab Wants to Know: About Green Space by Lisa Hirmer
Submitted by on September 8, 2009 – 8:00 pmOne Comment

DodoLab_relative_greenness_cover

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 320Kb

About : DodoLab Wants To Know: About Green Space is a research survey designed to investigate ideas about green space. While many people feel quite strongly about the need for “green space” this term is often quite ambiguous and can refer to a number of very different kinds of space. This survey is meant to collect data but also to initiate discussion about the characteristics of green space. The data will be used to generate “Green Space Scales,” which can be used by communities as a place to start more complex discussions about green space and what it means. To use one of these books is to join the DodoLab research team and we encourage those who use them to share their findings with DodoLab.

Published September 2009

DodoLab is a dynamic and experimental co-creative lab for engaging with communities, organizations and events that is collaborative and fluid. Based at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture (Canada) and lead by Andrew Hunter in collaboration with  Musagetes Foundation (Canada), DodoLab brings together creative researchers/practitioners, community leaders, educators and students to challenge accepted ideas, assumptions and methodologies and to develop insights into contexts, processes and situations. DodoLab is not a predetermined package, program or methodology, it is a process-based exploration that emerges out of the needs, challenges, concerns and ideas of the communities, organizations, groups and institutions we collaborate with and draws its strength from the rich combination of skills, knowledge and experience these collaborations contain. The environment, youth, knowledge sharing, leadership, social innovation and community are central concerns of DodoLab and our philosophy of cultivating true collaboration and co-creation reflects the firm belief that we cannot solve the complex problems we face if we don’t work together with openness and respect. DodoLab looks to build relationships with its collaborators that are meaningful and lasting and that emphasize shared responsibilities for action and learning.
DodoLab’s current principal researchers are:  Andrew Hunter, Lisa Hirmer, Laura Knapp, Barbara Hobot and Proboscis.

*** made with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, Dodolab, environment, green space, Lisa Hirmer, public engagement

1 comment - Latest by:

Add a Comment
Home » eBooks, Residencies
An A-Z of The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes by Marie-Anne Mancio
Submitted by on September 4, 2009 – 2:00 pm5 Comments

A-Z The Ting 2

Download
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: A A4 | US Letter PDF 2.2Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: B A4 | US Letter PDF 1.6Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: C A4 | US Letter PDF 1.8Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: D A4 | US Letter PDF 1.9Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: E A4 | US Letter PDF 1.9Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: FG A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: H A4 | US Letter PDF 2.2Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: IJK A4 | US Letter PDF 1.5Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: L A4 | US Letter PDF 1.7Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: M A4 | US Letter PDF 1.9Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: NO A4 | US Letter PDF 1.6Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: P A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: QR A4 | US Letter PDF 2.2Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: S A4 | US Letter PDF 2.1Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: TU A4 | US Letter PDF 1.8Mb Read Online
The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes: VWXYZ A4 | US Letter PDF 2Mb Read Online

Zipped Archive (all 16 eBooks) A4 | US Letter PDF 28Mb

About : An A-Z of The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes comprises 16 ebooks with documents (texts, letters, photographs, diagrams, artworks) drawn from this 1970s performance collective’s private archive and from original research conducted by Marie-Anne Mancio and Jason E Bowman. Each book has 26 pages, referencing the alphabet, however there is no more reason to begin with ‘A’ than ‘V,W,X,Y & Z’ and the democratic format of the set means entries are placed in unexpected proximity. Encouraging circuitous rather than linear, multi-perspectival rather than singular, readings and reflecting The Theatre of Mistakes‘ interest in chance, mutuality, and inconsistency, the A-Z is part introduction, part photo-essay, part-question, and part gossip.

Published September 2009

Marie-Anne Mancio is a writer and independent researcher who trained as an artist . She is intrigued by the notion of contradiction. Author of a doctoral thesis, Maps for Wayward Performers: Feminist Readings of Contemporary Live Art Practice in Britain (University of Sussex, 1997), countless art reviews, and a novel, Trio (forthcoming). She is currently collaborating with Jason E Bowman on curating a retrospective of The Ting: Theatre of Mistakes. Her website is www.hotelalphabet.net

*** created with www.bookleteer.com ***

Tags: art, bookleteer, bookreader, experimental theatre, Marie-Anne Mancio, Performance Notations, The Ting, theatre, Theatre of Mistakes

5 comments - Latest by:
  • free Single dating
    Excellent way of describing, and pleasant piece of writing to obtain information about my presentation topic, which i am going ...
    Comment posted on 3-20-2014 at 12:26
  • George
    Oh Sorry, I didn't realise the stupid format is part of the art. My mistake.
    Comment posted on 1-27-2010 at 21:07
  • George
    really f***king stupid format
    Comment posted on 1-27-2010 at 20:59
  • George
    interesting, but the format is pretty frustrating. Why is the reader olbiged to get scissors, staples and glue out, rather ...
    Comment posted on 1-27-2010 at 20:53
  • Theatre of Mistakes at blog.hotelalphabet.net
    [...] Download your free set of e-books on seminal 1970s performance group, The Theatre of ...
    Comment posted on 10-12-2009 at 11:00

Add a Comment
Home » Publishing on Demand
Introducing bookleteer.com
Submitted by on September 3, 2009 – 6:24 pmNo Comment

Bookleteer_draft_logo_sml

Proboscis is very excited to announce bookleteer.com – our forthcoming service for creating eBooks and StoryCubes which uses the latest version of the Diffusion Generator. We are planning a private beta test of the service in early October, with a public version launching in 2010.

Bookleteer will allow individuals and organisations to create personalised eBooks and StoryCubes under their own identity (the front covers of Bookleteer-made eBooks can contain a logo image) and with a cover image to make each publication more distinctive and recognisable. Bookleteer supports all 4 types of eBooks (classic/book ; portrait/landscape) as well as single and double-sided StoryCubes. It will additionally support eBooks created in many other languages and non-Roman alphabets (Hindi, Chinese, Greek, Russian etc) and will enable Right-to-Left eBooks to be created for Right-to-Left languages (Arabic, Urdu etc).

Diffusion eBooks new designs

We’ll be developing some pilot projects over the next 6 months to demonstrate Bookleteer’s uses and capabilities, especially around its new API which will allow other websites and systems to call its services to generate eBooks and StoryCubes from external content and datasets.

We’ll be posting regular progress updates on Twitter as well as here.

Tags: bookleteer, print on demand, public authoring, Publishing on Demand

No comment so far

Add a Comment