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November 07, 2006

DIFFUSION

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eBooks Now Available

SPECIES AND SPACE SERIES: SINGLE STEP GUIDE TO SUCCESS: DAY PLANNING by Heath Bunting :: SPACES AND PLACES OF CONVERGENCE by Anne Galloway :: URBAN TIME TRAVEL: ODD-LOTS AND FLOATING ISLANDS by Lisa LeFeuvre.

ABOUT SPECIES OF SPACES: This publication is one of a series of essays commissioned by Proboscis for the series Species of Spaces – inspired by and in homage to George Perec's eponymous book. The series contemplates how we occupy space in the contemporary world of the twenty-fi rst century – the virtual and physical, emotional and social – what Perec called the ‘infra-ordinary’. Species of Spaces questions the trajectory of contemporary urban existence,intervening in current debates on how the virtual and the physical relate to each other, and how technological advances affect cultural and social structures.

LIQUID GEOGRAPHY SERIES: PATHS FOR A LISTENER: Perhaps it's in a single moment when each of us truly begins listening by Loren Chasse :: NO WORDS by David Key :: CONSTRUCTING PLACE: WHEN ARTISTS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTS MEET by John Schofield :: LANDSCAPE: RETURN • DISPERSAL • CIRCULATION by Kathryn Yusoff.

ABOUT LIQUID GEOGRAPHY: This publication is one of the third Liquid Geography series commissioned by Proboscis. This series was commissioned alongside the Topographies & Tales project in 2005 and 2006, which is about perceptions of place and geography, revealing small local stories against the larger picture of how our concept of space and environment is shaped by physical and aural experience. It involved a series of collaborations and includes a short film, an audio CD, a StoryBox of StoryCubes, two series of Diffusion eBooks and a Creative Lab. This series of books explores these issues with a particular emphasis on language, memory, and aural experience.

DIFFUSION eBooks are shareable paper books that are free to download, print and make up (in A4 and US Letter PDF formats). Designed for viral distribution at almost no cost to readers, Proboscis regularly commissions new writing and creative publications which broaden discussion and debate around themes relating to our own projects and research. Proboscis also provides online design schematics, welcoming anyone, anywhere to adopt or re-interpret the format for their own uses.

Sharing Creativity

By using the internet as the distribution mechanism, DIFFUSION eBooks are accessible to a diverse readership across parts of the world that it would not be economical, or physically possible, to distribute traditional books to. Readers are encouraged to share the eBooks electronically or as material objects. DIFFUSION aims to bridge analogue and digital media by taking the reader away from the computer screen and engaging them in the process of making with their hands. Through the physical act of making the eBook, a dynamic is created that blurs the distinctions between producers and consumers.

DIFFUSION eBooks are designed to be freely available to download and print out. Under no circumstances should any version of this publication, whether print or electronic, be sold by any third party without prior permission in writing from the publisher.

Posted by jo at November 7, 2006 11:55 AM

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