Traces of McLuhan – A Media Sprint at the Marshall McLuhan Salon
In late November, the Hybrid Publishing Consortium held a one day workshop at the Marshall McLuhan Salon in the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. This intense and positively stirring event brought together McLuhan scholars and software developers who all shared their views on working with and publishing from the archive. Together we mapped out these perspectives, potential needs and approaches.
The day concluded with a practical session hosted by Erich Decker and Matthias Helmut Guth from Cluster Asia Europe at the Heidelberg University. After showcasing their cross media annotation tools, they walked us through the technology, applying it to the specific case of the McLuhan archive and its video and textual content. Naturally this session could only raise awareness of what can be done and provide a feel for the workflow—it’s only just the beginning.
Hence, in early 2015 we plan, together with participants from the workshop, to complete two smaller projects that will focus on two particular works within the archive and employ the technology introduced during the media sprint. The aim will be to create small, tangible packages that can be used for educational purposes and the promotion of the archive and its content. More on that soon.
Happy new year!
Amongst the participants were Delphine Bedel, Sabine Claßnitz, Peter Cornwell, Eric Lars Decker, Baruch Gottlieb, Matthias Helmut Guth, Stephen Kovats, Alexander Kramer, Heinz-Günter Kuper, Martina Leeker and Steffi Winkler.
Photos are shot by Hannes Harnack and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
The conference “Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and the Public Sphere” turned in a good scorecard with nine sessions, three workshops, about 130 participants and 950 tweets. Organized by the Hybrid Publishing Lab, the conference took place in Lüneburg from 12 to 14 November 2014. In this report you can read more about the topics discussed by international scholars, publishers, researchers, programmers, artists and business managers. Publishers, entrepreneurs, librarians, artists and scholars came together in the Lüneburg Music School from 12 to 14 November 2014 to discuss the challenges and chances for scholarly communication in the digital age. How are the writing of academic texts and the book format changing? What role should libraries play in the future? How can the demand for open access to scholarship be satisfied in an economical and academically responsible way? And how can traditional academic publishing houses keep pace with these developments? These questions and others were intensely discussed and sometimes hotly debated in nine panels and three workshops at the conference “The Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy, and the Public Sphere”. Continue Reading…
This is the first blog entry of a #pdsc14 review series on the Post-Digital Scholar Conference 2014 written by Luca Brennecke, Student of the Leuphana University.
Everything is becoming Digital. MP3 crushed the vinyl record, YouTube obsoleted the DVD, and now the Kindle is scaring bookshops, publishers and authors alike. As the ephemerality of the Digital is disrupting the analog world order, there’s hardly any realm of our lives that is not at the brink of deep transformation. So is the case with academia. Once the pillar of Truth, the secularized religion of the 20th century, the archaic walls of academia are being sieged from from all sides. Continue Reading…
The last day of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference is over. Thanks to everyone who joined our #pdsc14 conference. It was thought provoking and inspiring conference and we had a great time! If you missed the conference, you can review the event in our third part of favorite #pdsc14 pickings – and don’t miss the outtakes on the bottom of this post or the other reviews: Continue Reading…
Before I go into the first part of the Twitter Review of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference – Day 1, I’d like to thank everyone that joined this event. The Conference was certainly not my first conference this year, but it was (not surprisingly) one of my favorite.
Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres: New media is dead! Long live new media! For three days, publishers, researchers, programmers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs will discuss how research and publishing in the humanities have changed over the past decade. The conference will explore new tools for gathering knowledge, examine platforms for multimedia publishing, or collaborative writing experiments.
Participants will focus on the interplay between pixels and print, and discuss open and closed modes of knowledge, in order to seek out what this elusive thing could be: post-digital knowledge.
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Jonas Liepmann is the founder of iversity. He studied cultural studies at the Humboldt-University, Berlin as well as comparative literary sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin. During his studies he developed the concept of iversity, for which he earned the financial support of EXIST – Gründen aus der Wissenschaft as well as of the EU, the state Brandenburg and private capital investors. Since the end of 2013 iversity offers MOOCs that have attracted more than 500.000 registered users to the platform.
Hybrid Publishing Lab: Are you working on anything at the moment that relates to our conference on post-digital scholarship or did you come across something interesting lately that deals with that topic? Continue Reading…
Jonathan Landgrebe studied in Göttingen, Lyon, Berkeley and Munich and obtained his Ph.D. in Munich in field of economics, political sciences and law. In 2001 Jonathan joined the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), an interdisciplinary institute of LMU and TU Munich, to build up CDTM as a research institution and study program in digital technology management and entrepreneurship and became co-founder of a company in the converging field of digital publishing. His passion for books and literature and his experience in digital publishing made Jonathan join Suhrkamp, where he has been Managing Director since 2008. His work focuses on literature as well as non-fiction. He also he took over responsibilities for digital publishing at Suhrkamp.
Hybrid Publishing Lab: As part of the managing board you are in charge of the department of New Media. Will New Media decide the fate of publishers, or is the printed book here to stay? Continue Reading…