Publishing platforms 2018
“No Results for Thirty-Three” uses a systematic numerical search to uncover the breadth of the Wellcome Collection’s digital archive and explores connections between medicine, life and art. The results formed a print-on-demand tabloid published through Newspaper Club, and an interactive ePub can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.
A webarchive version of the publication upload on the Newspaper Club wesbite can be previewed here. This archival copy was created via webrecorder.io, since the online newsagent section of the Newspaper Club was closed to the public in March 2018.
Aline’s project explores the online platform of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) and the platform Facebook. The first chapter of ‘The Unicorn Tapestries’ – a book written by Margaret B. Freedman about a set of exquisite medieval tapestries exhibited at the MET – is compared with a selection of people’s comments on social media about unicorns and the online collection of the MET.
One hundred years on since (some) women were first able to vote in the UK, this project attempts to highlight the events that took place, both inside and outside the Houses of Parliament, in the lead up to this historic milestone in the history of women’s equality in Britain. The project consists of a print-on-demand book, which is available through Lulu, and a digital publication which is hosted in the Internet Archive.
Andra’s project presents the art form of writing fictional reviews for Amazon products in a mock catalogue that aims to draw attention to our consumerist culture. The project consists of a print-on-demand book which is available through the Blurb platform, along with a digital publication published through the Internet Archive.
Sophie’s project explores the growing use of social media in both committing and solving crimes. The publication took inspiration from the UK true crime podcast ‘They Walk Among Us’ and focuses on four individual crimes.
Tim’s project attempts to recreate Edward Thomas’s ‘In Pursuit of Spring’ using modern digital mapping technologies (GPS location systems, Google Earth, Google Street View, what3words and OpenStreetMap) in an attempt to discover what has changed and what has remained along Thomas’s route.
Susann’s project seeks to explore the common targets within internet censorship and filtering. The project consists of a print-on-demand book which is available through the Blurb platform, along with a digital publication with additional material published through the Internet Archive.
Publishing platforms 2017
Chris’s project explores the relationship between fake news and Jean Baudrillard’s theories on simulation and hyperreality. His digital publication is published through ISSUU. His print-on-demand book is available on the Blurb platform. Finally, a version of the project was created for the online artist community Newhive, which links users to the ISSUU and Blurb versions.