by Rachel Simkover
Welcome to the newest addition to the BPIGS blog, a weekly suggested reading list of art-related printed matter all of which, for your convenience, can be found in Berlin! But first, who am I, and what are my qualifications for providing you with reading suggestions? Born and raised in California and educated in the fine arts and humanities in upstate New York, I moved to Berlin for a much-needed change of scenery. I am passionate about books (and print media in general) and dream of one day possessing the ultimate artist book collection. Until then, I will provide a weekly list of books on my wishlist.
The selections for this week address the relationship between the printed publication and the Internet, an obviously appropriate topic for a blog column about print.
I Read Where I Am: Exploring New Information Cultures(2011) is an accompaniment to the Infodecodata exhibition at the Graphic Design Museum. The essays by 82 artists, authors, curators, and designers address the issues surrounding the current production and consumption of information. The essays are concise, and each approach to the subject is unique, therefore in keeping with our decreasing attention spans and increasing information consumption skills. Given that new reading technologies allow us to highly customize our reading experiences, the collection is cleverly available in print (at Bücherbogen) and online (http://www.ireadwhereiam.com/), challenging the reader right from the start to take sides on the matter at hand: print or screen?
(read full article: http://bpigs.com/projects/book-hook-intersection-internet-and-book)