Offline – Online Publishing
The Love for Print in an Age of Electronic Media
Ever since ink turned into toner and pixel, printed paper has been struggling to survive as a medium. Yet, stubborn independent editors are still producing the most endangered species of paper products: the independent magazine. By endlessly reinventing content, technical and economical strategies these magazines testimony to the distinct qualities of printed publications, such as periodicity, touch of paper and smell of copy. Yet , it is precisely the love for the speed of electrons, and an understanding of the potentials of networked media, that have inspired the cultural tactics of these magazines; from print-on-demand, collaborative editing, to sharing content and knowledge. Here collaboration is better than competition.
De Balie presents an evening about the survival strategies of critical independent magazines focusing on digital culture, but with a love for and insistence on print.
With the participation of a.o. Alessandro Ludovico (editor-in-chief Neural and co-founder of the 'Mag.Net -Electronic Cultural Publishers), Simon Worthington (co-founder Mute Magazine, co-founder 'Mag.Net), Georg Schollhammer (director Documenta 12 Magazines and editor-in-chief and co-founder of Springerin, co-founder 'Mag.Net), Arie Altena (media theorist, writer, lecturer and researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy). Moderation: Nat Muller (De Balie)
De Balie | Friday January 19th 2007, 20.00h
Entrance | euro 7,50
Language | English
Live stream: http://www.debalie.nl/live