Archive for April 24, 2010

Discussion on “Future of Book Publishing” on Bob Edwards Weekend radio program

Jean Laughton tipped me off that today on “Bob Edwards Weekend” there was a discussion on the future of book publishing in the first hour.

From the website:

“Publishing industry visionary Richard Nash, will kick off our series on The Future of Book Publishing. Nash is the former publisher of the independent Soft Skull Press and founder of the new social publishing house Cursor.

Peter Brantley is the director of the Bookserver Projec at the Internet Archive. As part of our series on the publishing industry, Bob talks with Brantley about the effects of technology on the future of reading, writing, and selling books.”

This is the first in a series of three broadcasts to be devoted to book publishing.

Download the podcast here.


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April 29th, 7 pm: Fred Ritchen lectures at Northeastern University in Boston

The Photographic Resource Center in Boston (PRC) is partnering wit Northeastern University to bring Fred Ritchen to Boston for a public lecture on the evening of April 29th.

From the PRC website:

LECTURE — Fred Ritchin

After Photography:
In a digital environment, what can emerge from a medium transformed? How will it change us as people? And how can we influence what comes next?

“Fred Ritchin is author of the recently published book, After Photography, and has been writing on the digital challenge for media since a major article for The New York Times Magazine in 1984. He is professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and directs PixelPress. Ritchin was picture editor of The New York Times Magazine, executive editor of Camera Arts magazine, and founding director of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography. Ritchin has also authored In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography (1990), and his essays have appeared in other books such as In Our Time: The World As Seen by Magnum PHotographers, An Uncertain Grace: THe Photographs of Sebastiao Salgado, Mexico Through Foreign Eyes, Sahel: End of the Road, and Under Fire: Great Photographers and Writers in Vietnam. He is currently finishing another book Outside the Frame, on photography and human rights. He also writes the blog

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Northeastern University (Building 20F, in West Village)
MBTA T-Stop (E-Line – Northeastern)

This lecture is in collaboration with Northeastern University; click here for a campus map / directions.

Members $10, Non-Members $15, Full-time students $5
Free for Students of Institutional Members”

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