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“In the post-digital age, digital technology is no longer revolutionary but a normality, everywhere. For music or film, circulation as bits and bytes, downloads and streams are no longer a big deal. But for the world of book and magazine publishing, change has just begun.
New ways of networked and electronic publishing had been envisioned by avant-garde artists, activists and technologists for more than a century. Even though in hindsight the reports of the death of paper were greatly exaggerated, electronic publishing has now become a reality. How will analog and digital coexist in the post-digital age of publishing? How will they transition, mix and cross over?
In this book, Alessandro Ludovico rereads the history of avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the opposites of paper and electronics. He covers, among others, artists’ books and manifests, zines, net art and experimental publishing projects, up to e-readers and print-on-demand.”
With Afterword by Florian Cramer
Publisher Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam & Onomatopee, Eindhoven, May 2012
Onomatopee 77: Cabinet Project
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
ISBN 9789078454878, 9078454873
via Florian Cramer
Interview with author: Teresa de Andrés (VisualMag, 2012).
Reviews: Franz Thalmair (Springerin, 2012), Regine Debatty (We Make Money Not Art, 2013), Rob Myers (Furtherfield, 2013), Paul Prudence (Neural, 2013), brnrd.net (2013), Kate Cunningham (Yapp, 2014), Eloïse Cariou (Critique d’art, 2016, FR), Benjamin Caraco (BBF, 2017, FR).
Post-Digital Print (English, 2012, updated on 2012-5-31 to the latest version of the book, Internet Archive)
Post-digital print. La mutazione dell’editoria dal 1894 (Italian, trans. Alessandro Ludovico and Rosa Antonicelli Verrelli, 2014, added on 2020-6-3)