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June 5, 2012 / lesley kaiser

June 5 update after the exhibition and some interesting links

I am home sick with the flu and have found the iPad a great treat, spending a day or so downloading and exploring apps over Queen’s birthday weekend. Thom’s list on his website http://thomcochrane.wikispaces.com/ is a great start and some of his video lectures very interesting and informative. The Latte’s introductory sessions too are great for getting tips on best apps to start functioning with.

Worth a read – see link to The Library of Utopia re Google’s ambitious book scanning project http://www.technologyreview.com/featured-story/427628/the-library-of-utopia/

My daughter Kezia’s iphone photos of the royal barge on the Thames in London demonstrate the immediacy and advantages of iPhone over iPad in terms of being immediately on hand – [disadvantage only being able to email one photo per email]. Love the filter apps you can get.

Another strange book related website I picked up from brain pickings twitter was about this perfume “in the library’ http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/perfume-that-makes-you-smell-like-a-library/

The link too on designing for the future book sent in last email is worth reading too and very relevant for our epub project with first years. Designing for the Future Book | I love typography, the typography

You might also like to see the documentation of Marker exhibition and opening  at the RAMP gallery, Wintec, which I went down for (14 posters from designers around the country) at  http://ramp.mediarts.net.nz/?p=910 . My iPad is not + 3G and I had not been able to buy the mobile hubs suggested as Vodaphone had sold out. With no smart phone, I again saw the value of the iPhone, simply for handiness and unobtrusive use. Part of Logan and my iPhone/ipad project has been to create a QR code activated karaoke animation in conjunction with the exhibition (as the cloud component of the work). See more  at http://arden.aut.ac.nz/portfolio/lesley.kaiser

[You can download your own QRcode at QRstuff if you simply type in your URL].

Interestingly when I had dinner with the curators of the show at the local chinese food shop the menu was on an iPad so you could see each meal! This is what would be great in the bindery for binding style  tutorials that the students can have at their workstation and pause, rewind as they learn the different binding styles if we can help Louise get the videos of the demos up and running.

Best wishes for now

Lesley

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  1. Stanley Frielick (@enactivist) / Jun 6 2012 11:55 am

    hi Leslie – really good stuff! and thanks for the links. Over the weekend I came across a new app by Citia – highly relevant to the future of the book. Take a look at this link
    I have the app on my iPad but you have to have a US account for the App Store to get it as it is not available in the NZ store (I can show you to do this 🙂

    • lesleyjkaiser / Jun 6 2012 1:13 pm

      Hi Stanley,
      Citia looks really interesting and would love to buy the app too. Would really appreciate you showing me how to buy from a US store/account.
      Best wishes
      Lesley

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