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Gutenberg’s Fingerprint

Gutenberg’s Fingerprint

A Book Lover Bridges the Digital Divide

  • Author: Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1773050028
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 392
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An intimate narrative exploring the past, present, and future of books Four seismic shifts have rocked human communication: the invention of writing, the alphabet, mechanical type and the printing press, and digitization. Poised over this fourth transition, e-reader in one hand, perfect-bound book in the other, Merilyn Simonds — author, literary maven, and early adopter — asks herself: what is lost and what is gained as paper turns to pixel? Gutenberg’s Fingerprint trolls the past, present, and evolving future of the book in search of an answer. Part memoir and part philosophical and historical exploration, the book finds its muse in Hugh Barclay, who produces gorgeous books on a hand-operated antique letterpress. As Simonds works alongside this born-again Gutenberg, and with her son to develop a digital edition of the same book, her assumptions about reading, writing, the nature of creativity, and the value of imperfection are toppled. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Gutenberg’s Fingerprint is a timely and fascinating book that explores the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today.

The Convict Lover

The Convict Lover

A True Story

  • Author: Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross
  • ISBN: 9781551990194
  • Category: Kingston Penitentiary
  • Page: 372
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True story of a young girl and a convict in Kingston during the 1920's. Letters.

Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community

Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community

  • Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross,Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie,Paulette M. Rothbauer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440855773
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 300
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Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools

The 10 Cent War

The 10 Cent War

Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II

  • Author: Trischa Goodnow,James J. Kimble
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1496810317
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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The Allied victory in World War II relied on far more than courageous soldiers. Americans on the home front constantly supported the war effort in the form of factory work, war bond purchases, salvage drives, and morale-rallying efforts. Motivating these men, women, and children to keep doing their bit during the war was among the conflict’s most urgent tasks. One of the most overlooked aspects of these efforts involved a surprising initiative—comic book propaganda. Even before Pearl Harbor, the comic book industry enlisted its formidable army of artists, writers, and editors to dramatize the conflict for readers of every age and interest. Comic book superheroes and everyday characters modeled positive behaviors and encouraged readers to keep scrapping. Ultimately those characters proved to be persuasive icons in the war’s most colorful and indelible propaganda campaign. The 10 Cent War presents a riveting analysis of how different types of comic books and comic book characters supplied reasons and means to support the war effort. The contributors demonstrate that, free of government control, these appeals produced this overall imperative. The book discusses the role of such major characters as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Uncle Sam along with a host of such minor characters as kid gangs and superhero sidekicks. It even considers novelty and small presses, providing a well-rounded look at the many ways that comic books served as popular propaganda.

Handbook of Print Media

Handbook of Print Media

Technologies and Production Methods

  • Author: Helmut Kipphan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3540299009
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 1207
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Printers nowadays are having to learn new technologies if they are to remain competitive. This innovative, practical manual is specifically designed to cater to these training demands. Written by an expert in the field, the Handbook is unique in covering the entire spectrum of modern print media production. Despite its comprehensive treatment, it remains an easy-to-use, single-volume reference, with all the information clearly structured and readily retrievable. The author covers both traditional as well as computer-aided technologies in all stages of production, as well as electronic media and multimedia. He also deals with training, research, strategies and trends, showing readers how to implement the latest methods. With 1,200 pages, containing 1,500 illustrations - over half in colour - the Handbook conveys the current state of technology together with its specific terminology. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the entire manual in fully searchable form, plus additional software tools. Invaluable information for both beginners and "old hands" in printing works, publishing houses, trade associations, the graphics industry, and their suppliers.

Spooky Campfire Stories

Spooky Campfire Stories

Outdoor Myths and Tales for All Ages

  • Author: Amy Kelley Hoitsma
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • ISBN: 9780762778041
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 134
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Nothing goes better with a gooey s'more and a glowing campfire than a good ghost story. This collection of scary classics and frightening folktales will send shivers up your spine. These stories can be read aloud or easily retold; either way, your fellow campers may want to sleep with the light on. Spooky Campfire Stories is lightweight, portable entertainment for the entire family. Pick it up before your next trip down the trail.

Homeland

Homeland

  • Author: Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher: Tor Teen
  • ISBN: 1466805870
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 400
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In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Refuge

Refuge

A Novel

  • Author: Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 177305256X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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To whom do we offer refuge — and why? After a life that rubbed up against the century’s great events in New York City, Mexico, and Montreal, 96-year-old Cassandra MacCallum is surviving well enough, alone on her island, when a young Burmese woman contacts her, claiming to be kin. Curiosity, loneliness, and a slender filament of hope prompts the old woman to accept a visit. But Nang’s story of torture and flight provokes memories in Cass that peel back, layer by layer, the events that brought her to this moment — and forces her, against her will, to confront the tragedy she has refused for half a century. Could her son really be Nang’s grandfather? What does she owe this girl, who claims to be stateless because of her MacCallum blood? Drawn, despite herself, into Nang’s search for refuge, Cass struggles to accept the past and find a way into whatever future remains to her.

A New Leaf

A New Leaf

Growing With My Garden

  • Author: Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • ISBN: 0385670478
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 288
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A graceful and sharply observed book of inspiration that uses the garden as its central muse A New Leaf traces a year of growing seasons at The Leaf, Merilyn Simonds' acreage in eastern Ontario. A lifelong gardener, Simonds works the soil and the soul for wide-ranging revelations about everything from flowers that keep time, to the strange gift of compost, to great gardens of the world, to things lost and found underground. She is joined on her journey by a host of companions — including her Beloved, who tills by her side; the Rosarian, who tends to both bud and thorn in roses and life; and the Frisarian, who weeds unwelcome visitors to make room for new growth. Intelligent and intimate, irreverent and elegant, A New Leaf offers a cornucopia of enrichment and inspiration for the fertile mind. From the Hardcover edition.

Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions

Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions

  • Author: Christophe Champod,Chris J. Lennard,Pierre Margot,Milutin Stoilovic
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203485040
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1897
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The field of fingerprinting for personal identification and criminal investigation is progressing at a rapid rate. Numerous research projects are devoted to fingerprint detection techniques and identification issues, and recent debate focuses on the admissibility of fingerprint evidence in US courts. In light of these events, as well as the previous lack of one volume that brings together the scientific and legal aspects of this discipline, the time is ideal for an easily accessible resource that gathers together and analyzes the latest findings and techniques related to fingerprint science. Fingerprints and Other Ridge Skin Impressions features the insight of a recognized team of authorities, including contributors from a key institution for forensic research. Chapters cover all aspects of the subject including the formation of friction ridges on the skin, the deposition of latent prints, the detection and enhancement of such marks, recording of fingerprint evidence, and fingerprint identification itself. Recent advances in statistical interpretation, fingerprint detection techniques, and computer technology are also discussed in detail. This practical techniques manual is an ideal text for practitioners working in the field of fingerprint detection and identification, as well as anyone studying forensic science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There is also sufficient background material for legal professionals and police in need of an introduction to the critical subject of fingerprinting.

In Praise of Copying

In Praise of Copying

  • Author: Marcus Boon
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674058429
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 294
  • View: 632
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German critic Walter Benjamin wrote some immensely influential words on the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Luxury fashion houses would say something shorter and sharper and much more legally binding on the rip-off merchants who fake their products. Marcus Boon, a Canadian English professor with an accessible turn of phrase, takes us on an erudite voyage through the theme in a serious but engaging encounter with the ideas of thinkers as varied as Plato, Hegel, Orson Welles, Benjamin, Heidegger, Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami and many more, on topics as philosophically taxing and pop-culture-light as mimesis, Christianity, capitalism, authenticity, Uma Thurman's handbag and Disneyland.

The Holding

The Holding

  • Author: Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: Emblem Editions
  • ISBN: 0771080727
  • Category:
  • Page: 328
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New York Times Editor's Choice Alyson Thomson has left the city for an abandoned farm in the Madawaska hills of Ontario, with Walker, a potter. There, they live a life of artistic and emotional independence, until eventually the isolation brings to the fore tensions and conflicts within the relationship. After a tragedy enters Alyson’s life, she uncovers, in the ruins of a decrepit log cabin, the hidden writings of a young woman who lived on their land more than a hundred years before. As Alyson reads the harrowing tale of Margaret MacBayne, who left behind hardship in a Scottish seacoast town for the Canadian bush in 1859 with the hope of building a new life, she finds Margaret’s story comes to parallel her own in disturbing and unpredictable ways. A brilliant illumination of the lives of two women who occupy the same place a century apart, The Holding reveals the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places. From the Hardcover edition.

Language, Literacy, and Technology

Language, Literacy, and Technology

  • Author: Richard Kern
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107036488
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 304
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Language, Literacy, and Technology explores how technology matters to language and the ways we use it.

Breakfast at the Exit Cafe

Breakfast at the Exit Cafe

Travels Through America

  • Author: Wayne Grady,Merilyn Simonds
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • ISBN: 1553656563
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7287
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What begins as a road trip through America soon becomes a journey of discovery into themselves and into the heart of the next-door neighbour they thought they knew. For Wayne Grady, the thrill of landscape and history is tempered by memories of racism and his own family roots. Merilyn Simonds, her ear tuned for the offbeat, finds curious echoes of the ex-pat promised land she grew up with. Together they travel against the tide of American history, following in the literary tire tracks of John Steinbeck, William Least Heat Moon, and Francis Trollope. Grady and Simonds experience the splendors of the Mojave Desert, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the bayou’s of Louisiana and the Outer Banks and contemplate the impact of geography on culture and of culture on landscape. They observe America from the outside, yet feel strangely at home. Part travelogue, part exploration, part mid-winter love story told with wit and acuity by one of Canada’s most engaging literary couples, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe is a journey into the reality behind the cultural myth that is America.

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

  • Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0137135599
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 366
  • View: 4796
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture

  • Author: Joe Karaganis
  • Publisher: Social Science Research
  • ISBN: 9780979077227
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 284
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Media Studies.

Well Played 3.0

Well Played 3.0

Video Games, Value and Meaning

  • Author: Et Al
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1257858459
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 346
  • View: 9332
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Following on Well Played 1.0 and 2.0, this book will also be full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. Contributors will analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create fulfilling a playing experience unique to this medium. Contributors will again be looking at video games, some that were covered in Well Played 1.0 and 2.0 as well as new ones, in order to provide a variety of perspectives on more great games.

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen

Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace

  • Author: Kiene Brillenburg Wurth
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 0823239055
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 330
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Since the earlier twentieth century, literary genres have traveled across magnetic, wireless, and electronic planes. Literature may now be anything from acoustic poetry and oral performance to verbal--visual constellations in print and on screen, cinematic narratives, or electronic textualities that range from hypertext to Flash. New technologies have left their imprint on literature as a paper-based medium, and vice versa. This volume explores the interactions between literature and screenbased media over the past three decades. How has literature turned to screen, how have screens undone the tyranny of the page as a medium of literature, and how have screens affected the page in literary writing? This volume answers these questions by uniquely integrating perspectives from digital literary studies, on the one hand, and film and literature studies, on the other. "Page" and "screen" are familiar catchwords in both digital literary studies and film and literature studies. The contributors reassess literary practice at the edges of paper, electronic media, and film. They show how the emergence of a new medium in fact reinvigorates the book and the page as literary media, rather than signaling their impending death. While previous studies in this field have been restricted to the digitization of literature alone, this volume shows the continuing relevance of film as a cultural medium for contemporary literature. Its integrative approach allows readers to situate current shifts within the literary field in a wider, long-term perspective.

Digital Material

Digital Material

Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology

  • Author: Marianne van den Boomen
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9089640681
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 303
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This is a compelling study of the often controversial role and meaning of the new media and digital cultures in contemporary society. Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media yielded to a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. "New Media Studies" crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, which begs the question: where do we stand now; which new issues have emerged now that new media are taken for granted, and which riddles remain unsolved; and, is contemporary digital culture indeed all about 'you', or do we still not really understand the digital machinery and how it constitutes us as 'you'. From desktop metaphors to Web 2.0 ecosystems, from touch screens to bloggging to e-learning, from role-playing games to Cybergoth music to wireless dreams, this timely volume offers a showcase of the most up-to-date research in the field from what may be called a 'digital-materialist' perspective.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

A visual dictionary

  • Author: Christophe Quillien
  • Publisher: Cernunnos
  • ISBN: 9782374950129
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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The first complete visual history of a classic masterpiece. Everything that you need to know about The Little Prince, from the first draft of the Saint Exupery novel to the recent animation movie by Mark Osborne. Who hasn’t heard of The Little Prince? First published in the United States in 1943, this classic by Saint Exupery is the world’s best-selling book, after the Bible: 145 million copies purchased worldwide! For the very first time, discover the official and definitive encyclopedia to this planetary myth: the genesis of the masterpiece, the origins of the Little Prince, all of the drawings, Saint Exupery’s life and more.