Thursday, June 28, 2012

Video: EPILOGUE: the future of print

This documentary is a humble exploration of the world of print, as it scratches the surface of its future. It is built upon interviews with individuals who are active in the Toronto print community and question whether or not they expect to see the disappearance of the physical book within our lifetime. The act of reading a “tangible tome” has devolved from being a popular and common pastime to one that no longer is. I hope for the film to stir thought and elicit discussion about the immersive reading experience and the lost craft of the book arts, from the people who are still passionate about reading on paper.”

Hannah Ryu Chung

Interview: Cory Doctorow

Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson talks with Cory Doctorow about what inspires him as a science fiction author and Cory's "Knights of the Rainbow Table" story, which he contributed to "The Tomorrow Project Anthology."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Interview: George R.R. Martin

Sword and Laser interviews George R. R. Martin, who explains how he knows when he's created a character somewhat based in reality.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Video: With New Books come new Feelings

Hachette Australia put together this inspirational time-lapse video to promote its fall catalog. In it, black-clad staff unloads books into a warehouse, including "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe and "The Twelve" by Justin Cronin (which I am seriously looking forward to. An upbeat piano melody accompanies the sped-up footage of employees carefully staking books to spell out evocative words such as "cry," "grow," "imagine," and "fight."

Monday, June 18, 2012

Art: Classics-inspired Bookmarks

Classics-inspired Bookmarks by Ethem Onur Bilgic

Posters: Banned Books Week

Poster produced by the United States Office of War Information (OWI) for distribution to libraries and book stores, 1942.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Interview: Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck

Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck of Leviathan Wakes put in an appearance on Sword and Laser.