This is not the future of the book

This is not the future of the book

The many futures of storytelling
The publishing system of production
May 24, 2016
In this episode we cover conferences, production systems, W.E. Deming, David Pye, and more We start off by criticising the idea that conferences are educational. Baldur refers to a two year old blog post he wrote about conferences on his old (now defunct)…
Moonshots vs infrastructure
Mar 29, 2016
In this episode we cover a schism in digital media that traditional publishing has unwittingly played into. Baldur explains what it is that makes people the most angry at him. Moonshots versus Infrastructure. Digital media Reaganomics Brute force effort…
You are here. What now?
Dec 4, 2015
Some thoughts on where to go from wherever you are. Most of us aren’t in the position of even trying to make the same mistakes Touchpress did. What approaches can the rest of us take towards making new things? Without taking on VC-funding, that is. As…
Money? What money?
Nov 19, 2015
Some thoughts prompted by Touchpress’s pivot. Touchpress, who? The core problem with the app stores. The difference between bookstores and digital markets. The importance in digital of having a specific worldview. The big advantage that ebooks have over…
Hackathons and hack culture
Nov 4, 2015
In this episode we worry about digital publishing not moving forward to the future: How do we get ebooks and the like moving forward without wholesale destruction? We also respond to that Hackathon article. No, not that one. No, not that one either. This…
Avant-garde what?
Oct 22, 2015
In this one we cover the following thingamajigs: Baldur talks about what it feels like to anticipate that the mainstream will coincide with your interests but then watching it go into a different direction. Three different directions, to be specific.…
What’s holding us back?
Oct 14, 2015
Where is our magical sci-fi utopia of wonderful brilliant digital things? Why didn’t the brilliant innovations in our digital past lead to a glorious present? Inevitably this leads to some thoughts on how existing models for innovation and experimentation…
What does print do? What does digital do?
Sep 30, 2015
The kitchen talks continue. This time we (Baldur and Tom) talk about: the differing qualities of digital and print; how they can complement each other; how they suffer if you ignore their strengths and weaknesses; how the novel will be fine but the rest…
How did we get here?
Sep 17, 2015
In which we (Baldur and Tom), again in Tom’s kitchen, cover a bit of the history of interactive media so far and why it’s important to be aware of it. We also talk about how most people aren’t as absolutist as the punditry makes them out to be. Fifty four…
What do we call this thing?
Sep 8, 2015
In which we (Baldur and Tom) sit in Tom’s kitchen and talk about the importance of naming things in interactive media and storytelling in general. It is almost exactly an hour long. May contain swearing. Download episode one Subscribe to the podcast feed…