This is not the future of the book
By Tom Abba and Baldur Bjarnason
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A podcast by Tom Abba and Baldur Bjarnason about interactive media, digital publishing, hypertext, storytelling of all sorts.
||ExplicitDon't call it a comeback||Tom was in Montréal the other day for a conference and we recorded a podcast episode reviewing what has happened in the two years that have passed since the last episode. In this episode we talk …||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe publishing system of production||In this episode we cover conferences, production systems, W.E. Deming, David Pye, and more We start off by criticising the idea that conferences are educational. Baldur refers to a two year old…||24 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoonshots vs infrastructure||In this episode we cover a schism in digital media that traditional publishing has unwittingly played into. Baldur explains what it is that makes people the most angry at him. Moonshots versus…||29 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou are here. What now?||Some thoughts on where to go from wherever you are. Most of us aren’t in the position of even trying to make the same mistakes Touchpress did. What approaches can the rest of us take towards making n…||4 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoney? What money?||Some thoughts prompted by Touchpress’s pivot. Touchpress, who? The core problem with the app stores. The difference between bookstores and digital markets. The importance in digital of having a s…||19 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHackathons and hack culture||In this episode we worry about digital publishing not moving forward to the future: How do we get ebooks and the like moving forward without wholesale destruction? We also respond to that Hackathon…||4 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAvant-garde what?||In this one we cover the following thingamajigs: Baldur talks about what it feels like to anticipate that the mainstream will coincide with your interests but then watching it go into a different…||22 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat's holding us back?||Where is our magical sci-fi utopia of wonderful brilliant digital things? Why didn’t the brilliant innovations in our digital past lead to a glorious present? Inevitably this leads to some thoughts o…||14 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat does print do? What does digital do?||The kitchen talks continue. This time we (Baldur and Tom) talk about: the differing qualities of digital and print; how they can complement each other; how they suffer if you ignore their strengths…||30 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow did we get here?||In which we (Baldur and Tom), again in Tom’s kitchen, cover a bit of the history of interactive media so far and why it’s important to be aware of it. We also talk about how most people aren’t as abs…||17 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat do we call this thing?||In which we (Baldur and Tom) sit in Tom’s kitchen and talk about the importance of naming things in interactive media and storytelling in general. It is almost exactly an hour long. May contain s…||8 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|