Author: Alessandro Ludovico
Full Title: Post-Digital Publishing, Hybrid and Processual Objects in Print
Published: August 2015
Citation: Ludovico, Alessandro (2015): „Post-Digital Publishing, Hybrid and Processual Objects in Print.“ Kulle, Daniel/Lund, Cornelia/Schmidt, Oliver/Ziegenhagen, David (eds.): Post-digital Culture, http://www.post-digital-culture.org/ludovico.
This paper analyses the evolution of printed publishing under the crucial influence of digital technologies. After discussing how a medium becomes digital, it examines the ‘processual’ print, in other words, the print which embeds digital technologies in the printed page. The paper then investigates contemporary artist’s books and publications made with software collecting content from the web and conceptually rendering it in print. Finally, it explores the early steps taken towards true ‘hybrids,’ or printed products that incorporate content obtained through specific software strategies, products, which seamlessly integrate the medium specific characteristics with the digital processes.
About the Author
Alessandro Ludovico is an artist, media critic and chief editor of Neural magazine since 1993. He received his Ph.D. degree in English and Media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He’s one of the founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organisation). He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara. He is one of the authors of the Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook). http://neural.it