Post-Digital Print, The Mutation of Publishing since 1894.


Post-Digital Print, The Mutation of Publishing since 1894 
By Alessandro Ludovico, introduction by Florian Cramer
Published by Onomatopee, 2012
Pages: 192
Size: 9.2 x 1.5 x 25.2 cm
Graphic design: Eric de Haas

Wednesday 6 February 2013, 7 – 9pm at  X Marks the Bökship

We will have read and be discussing;

Chapter 2 – A history of alternative publishing reflecting the evolution of print.
Chapter 3 – The mutation of paper: material paper in immaterial times.
Chapter 4 – The end of paper: can anything actually replace the printed page.

A link to an online PDF is here: or

The book is available to buy from
Price: € 15,00

In this post-digital age, digital technology is no longer a revolutionary phenomenon but a normal part of everyday life. The mutation of music and film into bits and bytes, downloads and streams is now taken for granted. For the world of book and magazine publishing however, this transformation has only just begun.

Still, the vision of this transformation is far from new. For more than century now, avant-garde artists, activists and technologists have been anticipating the development of networked and electronic publishing. Although in hindsight the reports of the death of paper were greatly exaggerated, electronic publishing has now certainly become a reality. How will the analog and the digital coexist in the post-digital age of publishing? How will they transition, mix and cross over?

In this book, Alessandro Ludovico re-reads the history of the avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the so-called dichotomy between paper and electronics. Ludovico is the editor and publisher of Neural, a magazine for critical digital culture and media arts. For more than twenty years now, he has been working at the cutting edge (and the outer fringes) of both print publishing and politically engaged digital art.

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