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BiB IV: Schedule

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The BiB program was livestreamed.

October 24, 2013:

08:00-08:50
Coffee

08:50-09:00
Welcome

09:00-09:20
Session 1: A Book Isn’t A Book Isn’t A Book with Manuel Schmalstieg, Head – Geneva and Greyscale Press / [slides].

09:20-09:40
Sesson 2: Books (and Readers) in Browsers with Jason Merkoski, BookGenie451 / [slides].

09:40-10:00
Session 3: Artists Books Reborn: New Platforms and the Meaning of Materiality with Steve Woodall and Clifton Meador, Radical Publishing Project, Columbia College Chicago / [slides].

10:00-10:10
Group Discussion

10:10-10:30
Break

10:30-10:50
Session 4: Lean Publishing Lessons Learned at Leanpub with Peter Armstrong, Leanpub / [video]

10:50-11:10
Session 5: Interactivity is What You Do with Baldur Bjarnason, Unbound / [slides] (.key) / [video]

11:10-11:30
Session 6: Network Tense: How to Approach a Contemporary, Technologically-Mediated World with James Bridle, Booktwo / [slides] / [video]

11:30-11:40 
Group Discussion

11:40-12:00
Break

12:00-12:20
Session 7: Beyond the Text: Writing Undercover on the Web with Anna Von Veh, Say Books / [slides] / [video].

12:20-12:40
Session 8: The Death of the Reader with Adam Hyde, BookSprints / [slides] / [video].

12:40-12:50
Group Discussion

12:50-13:50
Lunch

13:50-14:10
Session 9: A Pragmatic Trip Towards a Vision: Is a ‘Books as a Service’ Platform Meaningful in Tomorrow’s Publishing World? with Justo Hidalgo, 24 Symbols / [slides] (.key) / [video].

14:10-14:30
Session 10: The Blind Men and the Elephant with Peter Haasz, OverDrive / [slides].

14:30-14:40
Group Discussion

14:40-15:00
Break

15:00-15:20
Session 11: Writing and Editing in the Browser with Mandy Brown, Editorially /

15:20-15:40
Session 2: Landing Gear: A Writer, A Novel, A Publisher, An API. with Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa University / [slides].

15:40-15:50
Group Discussion

15:50-16:10
Break

16:10-16:30
Session 13: We love paper and pixels with Etienne Mineur, Head – Geneva and les editions voluminiques / [slides] / [video] (.key).

16:30-16:50
Session 14: Mobilizing: Mobile Screens and Artistic Practices with Dominique Cunin, EnsAD /

 

October 25, 2013:

08:00-08:50
Coffee

08:50-09:00
Welcome

09:00-09:20
Session 1: Beyond Intuitive UI: Design Considerations for Attention, Rhythm, and Weight with Allen Tan, the New York Times / [slides] (.key)

09:20-09:40
Session 2: Designing on the Edge: Digital Paratext and the New Reading with Corey Pressman, Exprima Media

09:40-10:00
Session 3: Gradient Tagging with Anthon Astrom and Lukas Zimmer, Astrom/Zimmer / [slides]

10:00-10:10
Group Discussion

10:10-10:30
Break

10:30-10:50
Session 4: Annotation, Data, and the Living (“e”)Book with Dan Whaley and Jake Hartnell, Hypothes.is /

10:50-11:10
Session 5: Believing in Robots with Keith Fahlgren and Peter Collingridge, Safari /

11:10-11:20
Group Discussion

11:20-11:20
Lagniappe: Pathagar with Sameer Verma,  SFSU

11:20-11:40
Break

11:40-12:00
Session 6: Digital Books: A New Chapter for Reader Privacy with Nicole Ozer,  ACLU-NorCal / [slides].

12:00-12:20
Session 7: Born Accessible with Gerardo Capiel, Benetech / [slides].

12:20-12:30
Group Discussion

12:30-13:30
Lunch

13:30-13:50
Session 8: Textbooks in Browsers: An Editor for Creating, Adapting, and Sharing with Kathi Fletcher, Shuttleworth Foundation / [slides] / [video]

13:50-14:10
Session 9: Collaborative Authoring, Use, and Maintenance of a Multidisciplinary “E-Textbook”with Robert Glushko, School of Information, UC / [slides] / [video]

14:10-14:30
Session 10: The Inhuman Future of Digital Reading with Bill McCoy from IDPF / [video]

14:30-14:55
Group Discussion

14:55-15:15
Break

15:15-15:35
Session 11: The Craft of the Book in the Age of the Web with John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University and Haig Armen, Lift Studios / [slides] / [video]

15:35-15:55
Session 12: Sausage and Laws with Hugh McGuire from Pressbooks / [slides] (.key) / [video]

15:55-16:15
Session 13: The Business of Culture in our Post-Industrial Times with Richard Nash, Cursor Books / [slides] (.key) / [video]

16:15-16:30
Group Discussion

 

October 26, 2013:

Hackday: all day at swissnex san francisco, 09:00-16:00
With an introduction by Stephen Woodall and Clifton Meador, Radical Publishing Project, Columbia College Chicago / [slides]

 

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September 3rd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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BiB 2012: Program

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Detailed Schedule

October 24-26, 2012

New: videos of most talks from this conference are now available.

@ the Internet Archive
300 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA

with major sponsorship from:
Safari Books Online and Kobo Books

and further assistance from:
Pearson plc, Don Linn & Assoc., Firebrand Technologies, VitalSource Technologies, Voyager Japan, Goodreads, Enthrill Books, Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Green Apple Books!.

Wednesday evening

17:30-20:00 O’Reilly Media invites.
@ The Kabuki Hotel.

Thursday

08:30-09:00. Initio
Kat Meyer (O’Reilly Media), Peter Brantley (Internet Archive). Introduction and Welcome.

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
Craig Mod – Subcompact Publishing
Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners) – The library within us.

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media) – We’ve got the tools. Let’s start using them.
John Maxwell (Simon Fraser Univ.) – The Webby Future of Structured Markup: Not Your Father’s XML.
Laura Dawson (Bowker) – When a book is not a book.

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3.
Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch) – You’ve picked an authoring plaform. Now what?
Ricky Wong, Feng Hu (MobNotate) – Enabling Discovery through linking
Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks) – Authoring for Discoverability.

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Michael Tamblyn (Kobo Books) – /data lessons/
Chris Conley (ACLU) – Digital Books and dotRights.

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2
Anna Lewis (ValoBox) – Books in browsers … what next?
Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Learnings from a year of building a service for readers.
Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions) – Failure is an option.

15:45-16:00. Break

16:00-17:00. Afternoon session 3.
Stefanie Syman (The Atavist) – The Reader Experience.
Pablo Defendini (Safari Books Online) – Reading on the big screen.

17:00-17:30. end-of-day

Ben Moskowitz (Mozilla) – Making Popcorn.

___________

Evening:

17:30-18:30. Reception
18:30-19:30. Internet Archive presents

[Dinner on your own].


 

Friday

08:30-09:00. Re-engage
Mary Lou Jepson (Pixel Qi). Overworked Eyes: How can screens be easier on the eyes?

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online) – The self-publishing book.
Maureen Evans and Blaine Cook (Poeti.ca) – Dear Editor: conversation in an electronic age.

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
Bill McCoy (IDPF) – Teaching the browser EPUB 3 (and learning on the way).
Daniel Buchner (Mozilla) – Custom Elements and <book /> – Returning the Web to Authorship.
Liz Castro (Pgs, Gourds, & Wikis) – Zen* and the art of the modular book.

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3.
Nancy Ruenzel (Peachpit Press) – Lessons from the ebook foundry.
Ron Hogan (Beatrice) – Beatrice: My foray into self-publishing.
Kate Pullinger (author) – Having My Cake.

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Matt MacInnis (Inkling) – The Death of the Ten Dollar Text File
Masaaki Hagino (Voyager Japan) – Simpler, Smaller, Stronger (and video).
Ron Martinez (Aerbook) – Books in Clouds.

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2.
Matthew Cavnar (Vook) – Across devices.
Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) – Social Book Production.
Tobias Green (Playlab London) – The Written World.

15:45-16:00. Break

16:00-16:45. Afternoon session 3.
Kassia Krozser (Booksquare) – What Do Readers Want? Books! How Do They Want Them? Every Way Possible!.
Kevin Franco (Enthrill) – Endpaper Engine.

16:45-17:00. Finale
Tschüss! Until next time!


 

Thank you!

Written by peter

July 12th, 2012 at 12:35 am

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Books in Browsers: Program

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Detailed Schedule

October 26-28, 2011

@ the Internet Archive
300 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA

… with major sponsorship from Safari Books Online

Videos of many of these talks are available on O’Reilly Media at YouTube.

Wednesday evening

O’Reilly Media invites. @ The Kabuki Hotel.

Thursday

08:30-09:00. Initio
Introduction and Welcome. Kat Meyer (O’Reilly Media), Peter Brantley (Internet Archive)

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
EPUB — out of the box. Bill McCoy (IDPF).
Elegantly On- and Offline. Blaine Cook (Programmer), Maureen Evans (Author).

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
The Network is Overrated. Eric Hellman (Gluejar).
The Ebook’s Ambit. Joseph Pearson (Inventive Labs).

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3.
Books in Browsers, 1994-2004. Michael Jensen (NAS).
The Future Now: The Social Book. Bob Stein (SocialBook).

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Electric Incunabula: progressive interactive book design. Corey Pressman (Exprima Media).
Beautiful Books. Craig Mod (Flipboard).
The Infinite Canvas. Peter Meyers (Author).

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2: Standards
Bookmarks: reports. Todd Carpenter (NISO), Rob Sanderson (LANL), James Bridle (Booktwo).
OPDS v1.1+. Hadrien Gardeur (Feedbooks).

15:45-16:00. Break

16:00-16:45. Afternoon session 3.
First Draft of the Revolution: discoverable narratives in digital works. Liza Daly (Threepress).
Findings: Preliminary Days. Corey Menscher (Findings).

16:45-17:00. Lagniappe
Libros sin fronteras. Javier Celaya (Dos Doce).

___________

17:00-18:00. Optional Round Tables:
EPUB4: Engineering the networked experience. Bill McCoy (IDPF).

___________

Evening:

17:30-18:30. Reception.
18:30-19:30. Books in Browsers: Ignite.  Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive).


Friday

08:30-09:00. Re-engage
Networked books and networked reading. Kevin Kelly (Wired).

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
Honey to Bees. Eli James (Pandamian).
The Beauty of Web-first Workflows. Hugh McGuire (Bookoven).
Sly Mongoose: A Responsive Comic. Pablo Defendini (Open Road Media).

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
Self Publishing Tools and APIs. Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch).
It may be a mob, but it’s my mob. Richard Nash (Cursor Books).
(Smart) social reading. Ricky Wong (Mobnotate).

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3. Privacy and Accessibility
Digital books: a new chapter for reader privacy. Nicole Ozer (ACLU)
Readers and Accessibility. Mary Lou Jepsen (Pixel Qi)

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Books as Data. James Bridle (Booktwo/STML).
To the end, Lew. Valla Vakili (Smalldemons).
Beyond the Encyclopedia: Non-linear reference works. Gordon Mohr (Infinithree).

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2.
COMA Voyager. Toshiaki Koike, Daihei Shiohama (Voyager Japan).
Shared Canvas. Rob Sanderson (LANL) and Benjamin Albritton (Stanford Univ.)
Beautiful Art (Books) [epub]. Greg Albers (Hol Art Books).

15:45-16:15. Break

16:15-16:55. Afternoon session 3. Business
Competing in an Unpredictable World. Kassia Krozser (Booksquare).
Personalization in Transmedia Storytelling. Kevin Franco (Enthrill).

17:00-17:30. Finale
The opportunity in Abundance. Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners).


Thank you!

Written by peter

July 26th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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Beautiful Books: #BiB11

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An Outline Schedule

October 26-28, 2011

at the Internet Archive
San Francisco, CA USA

 

Wednesday evening

O’Reilly Media invites. @ The Kabuki Hotel.

Thursday

Introduction and Welcome. Kat Meyer (O’Reilly Media), Peter Brantley (Internet Archive)

EPUB — out of the box. Bill McCoy (IDPF).
Elegantly On- and Offline. Blaine Cook (Osmosoft), Maureen Evans (Spezzato).

The Network is Overrated. Eric Hellman (Gluejar).
The Ebook’s Ambit. Joseph Pearson (Inventive Labs).

Break

Books in Browsers, 1994-2004. Michael Jensen (NAS).
The Future Now: The Social Book. Bob Stein (SocialBook).

LUNCH

Electric Incunabula: progressive interactive book design. Corey Pressman (Exprima Media).
Beautiful Books. Craig Mod (Flipboard).
The Infinite Canvas. Peter Meyers (Author).

Break

Standards
Bookmarks: reports. Todd Carpenter (NISO), Rob Sanderson (LANL), James Bridle (Booktwo), ++.
OPDS v1.1+. Hadrien Gardeur (Feedbooks).

Break

First Draft of the Revolution: discoverable narratives in digital works. Liza Daly (Threepress).
Arcade: A case study in digital publishing. Roland Greene, Marissa Gemma (Stanford Univ.).

Lagniappe: Libros digitales para todos. Martin Kalfatovic (Smithsonian Institution).

___________

Evening:

Books in Browsers.  Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive).


 

Friday

Honey to Bees. Eli James (Pandamian).
The Beauty of Web-first Workflows. Hugh McGuire (Bookoven).
Adaptive Web Design. Pablo Defendini (Open Road Media).

Self-publishing tools and platforms. Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch).
It may be a mob, but it’s my mob. Richard Nash (Cursor Books).
Crowdsourcing Enhanced Ebooks. Ricky Wong (Mobnotate).

Break

Privacy
Digital books: a new chapter for reader privacy. Nicole Ozer (ACLU)
Owning and owing: balancing reader privacy and ebook business models. Jason Schultz (EFF)

LUNCH

Books as Data. James Bridle (Booktwo/STML).
Unlocking stories. Valla Vakili (Smalldemons).
Beyond the Encyclopedia: Non-linear reference works. Gordon Mohr (Infinithree).

Break

COMA Voyager. Toshiaki Koike, Daihei Shiohama (Voyager Japan).
Shared Canvas. Rob Sanderson (LANL) and Benjamin Albritton (Stanford Univ.)
Beautiful Art (Books). Greg Albers (Hol Art Books).

Break

Competing in an Unpredictable World. Kassia Krozser (Booksquare).
Personalization in Transmedia Storytelling. Kevin Franco (Enthrill).
The opportunity in Abundance. Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners).

___________

Round Tables:

EPUB4: Engineering the networked experience. Bill McCoy (IDPF).


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Written by peter

July 20th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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Books in Browsers 2011: CFP

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The Internet Archive and O’Reilly Media are soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2011 Books in Browsers (#BiB11) meeting in San Francisco CA, at the Internet Archive, October 27-28.

Talk proposals must include both title and brief description. The BiB11 meeting will have around 150 attendees maximum. The gathering is expressly intended to be plug-lite: sales/marketing talks will be shamelessly discarded. Proposal deadline for BiB11 initial review is Friday, July 15, 2011 [UPDATE]. Submission form is below the fold.

The intent is to engender substantive discussion on BiB11 themes among an audience of peers. Submissions may come from developers in new media or publishing startups, ux design experts, net booksellers, publishing representatives, and other new ventures that are working with books as data or webs of interactions. Submissions on the periphery of traditional publishing sectors are welcome, including film, gaming, non-textual narratives and transmedia storytelling. International proposals are very strongly encouraged.

Some limited support for travel and lodging will be available to those with greatest need (independent developers and not-for-profits may be eligible).

Themes: “Beautiful Books”

For the purposes of this summit, we seek to consider future books as networked, distributed sets of interactions — less containers of circumscribed content. Thus the question arises: what does a beautiful book look like?

For our first theme, we expect that future books will present a range of encounters ranging from deeply immersive texts to highly interactive game-like multiple-narrative explorations that blur the boundaries between reader and writer – but what does it mean to design something distributed, yet coherent, that makes people think: “wow, that’s a beautiful thing”?

Our second theme follows, which is re-thinking “social reading” from a higher altitude. If we consider what it means for a reader to interact with either a creative story or a presentation of knowledge, we move beyond blogs and wikis to the basics of engagement with others and the story itself. To pose an argument, if there were holodecks among us, what radical vision for an Encyclopedie would Diderot and d’Alembert craft?

Our final theme underpins all our endeavors. What are the business models of the networked, web-based book? What insights could we gain from gaming, dedicated fan communities, different media cultures, and studies of social organization that suggest how we might invest in creative arts, and support investments in entertainment and educational narratives?



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Written by peter

June 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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