“To start the server just open the book and connect to it wirelessly using your laptop, tablet or phone. Browse the contents in a park, library or while half way up a mountain, sharing the content with those in your vicinity. Inside can be found high resolution images of our exhibition, video, source code and texts about each of the works. To turn off the server, simply close the book..”
Weise 7 by Julian Oliver, 2012
“Let me propose the following neo-Stoical attitude to the problem, which will no doubt ease the psychic pain of the next OMG-my-data-has-gone-from-a-“free”-service! controversy. If your data exists only as hosted by “free” services on the internet, you should assume not only that it’s not your data, but that it doesn’t even exist at all. That way, you’ll be less upset when one day it vanishes without trace, and you can greet personal erasure with splendid equanimity.”
— Steven Poole (via ayjay)
library in the 1932 horror film Doctor X designed by Anton Grot
Rosemarie Trockel pays direct homage to the influence of Broodthaers in her photograph, Bibliothek Babylon (1997). The large portrait poses an attractive female sitter in a manner common to fashion imagery, but bluntly contrasting the academic context of the bookcase behind her showcasing Broodthaers’ catalogs.
from the exhibition “Cherry Picking” at Karma International
Kerouac reads a portion of On the Road in its original “scroll” manuscript form.
(Source: kevvn, via e--rock)
Ed Ruscha, Open Book with Worm Holes, printed lithograph (7 colors) on Magnani Pescia gray paper, edition 80 + 10 AP 43,2 x 58,4 cm, 2012.
1986 by mjkghk on Flickr.
Penguin First Edition published in 1963.Cover by John Griffiths