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One on One: Jason Merkoski and the View of E-Books From the Inside - NYTimes.com
"So it is refreshing to see Jason Merkoski, a leader of the team that built Amazon’s first Kindle, dispense with the usual techo-utopianism and say, “I think we’ve made a proverbial pact with the devil in digitizing our words.” And this: “If you’re willing to overlook the fact that Big Brother won’t be a politician but an ad man and that he’ll have the face of Google.” Mr. Merkoski even has mixed feelings about Amazon, which he left two years ago. “It’s hard to love Amazon,” he notes. “Not the way we love Apple or a bookstore.”"
books  e-books  digital  digitization  publishing  business  ethics  technology-effects 
april 2013 by tsuomela
The public domain: The ivory tower opens its treasure chest | The Economist
Yale University aims to change all that. In an announcement on May 10th, the university says its libraries, museums and archives will provide free universal access to high-resolution digitisations of holdings in the public domain
online  access  public-domain  school(Yale)  art  digital-humanities  digitization  intellectual-property  copyright 
june 2011 by tsuomela
Data.Rescue@Home
"Data rescue at home is an internet-based attempt to digitize historical weather data from all over the globe and make the digitised data available to everybody. Two projects are currently online: German radiosonde data form the Second World War and meteorological station data from Tulagi (Solomon Islands) for the first half of the 20th century. "
citizen-science  crowdsourcing  meteorology  climate  data  history  digitization 
march 2011 by tsuomela
DPC | Digitisation Programme Digital Preservation Study | advocacy
In 2009, DPC with University of London Computer Centre and Portico carried out an extensive analysis for the JISC Digitisation Programme, examining the projects funded through this programme and assessing their plans for access beyond the existence of their project grants. A scaled down version of the report with analysis is published here and a number of case studies have also been produced.
digitization  preservation  archive  digital  libraries  policy  data-curation 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Michael Eldred - The Digital Cast of Being: Metaphysics, Mathematics, Cartesianism, Cybernetics, Capitalism, Communication - Reviewed by Val Dusek, University of New Hampshire - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
The subtitle shows that this is a very ambitious book about a tremendously important topic. Michael Eldred examines and criticizes the atomistic world-orientation involved in digital technology, tracing this atomization back to Aristotle's conception of time as number (using Heidegger's comments). He continues through Descartes' atomistic ontology and method into modern mathematics and science, including discussions of the rigorization of the calculus and the arithmetization of analysis. Eldred then discusses the contemporary digitalized economy using Marx's concepts. Thus the work attempts to integrate a critique grounded in fundamental ontology with a critique of political economy in the digital age.
book  review  philosophy  information  digital  digitization  ontology  time  technology  heidegger  martin  alienation  marx  karl  ideology 
june 2010 by tsuomela
if:book: art and technology, 1971
LACMA has announced that they've posted the long out-of-print catalogue for their 1971 Art and Technology show online in its entirety in both web and PDF format.
art  technology  1970s  1971  exhibit  catalog  online  digitization 
november 2008 by tsuomela

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