A bunch of free publications from Institute of Network Cultures

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The aim of the INC is to create sustainable research networks. In its first years, the INC selected a few emerging topics in which a critical contribution could be made, such as ICT for development, urban screens and the creative industries. Such an INC research thread may start with just one person with ideas on a topic of critical importance. This can lead to the formation of a small group of international researchers, both inside and outside of the academy, which may then result in a larger online discussion.

‘K Karl Holmqvist, Book Launch and Reading

Artists Space : Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

$5 Entrance Donation
Members Free
Limited capacity, entrance on a first come, first served basis


To mark the New York launch of his recent publication ‘K, Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist will give a reading at Artists Space : Books & Talks.

Holmqvist’s work centers on the printed and spoken word, extracting meaning out of often oblique textual arrangements with tools such as humor, repetition and vocal cadence. Forsaking linearity for a networked approach to language, Holmqvist’s “writing” connects words through their printed aesthetic qualities and aural pronunciations. A collage of cultural references and quotidian language implicates a direct call and response with the matter of contemporary life. To produce ‘K, a large part of the book’s material was also gathered as “loans” from historical movements that emphasized a graphic and visual approach to text, such as Futurism, Vorticism, and Lettrism, as well as from the work of contemporary artists such as Shannon Ebner and Ferdinand Kriwet.

Holmqvist’s work has been shown at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2012); Établissement d’en face projects, Brussels (2012); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2010); and included in Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011).

‘K is designed by the artist along with Joshua Schenkel, and published as a collaboration between Kunsthalle Zürich and Bergen Kunsthall, with JRP Ringier.

http://artistsspace.org/programs/k-karl-holmqvist/

Farenheit 451 Book Cover Contest

Next year, Simon & Schuster will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451. Simon & Schuster is launching a contest to redesign the iconic book jacket. The winning design will be used for the first print run of the anniversary edition in the spring of 2013, and the designer will be awarded $1,500. The design may also be used on in-store displays and other promotions both physical and online. All rules and guidelines on the contest Tumblr site. Accepting submissions until November 30th, and the winner will be announced at the American Librarian Association Midwinter conference in January.

New Books Arrived to Cabinet in Room 218


Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design
Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung (German and English Edition)
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Art of the Digital Age
Network Art
Graphic Design: A User’s Manual
Visual Strategies
Arduino Cookbook
Processing
Inventing the Medium
Beautiful Visualization
Graphic Design New Basics
Processing
S, M, L, XL
Visualize This
Form + Code
Wayshowing
Information Graphics