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This is not a Magazine

This is not a magazine.
This is a book.
This is internet on paper.
276 Pages change shape and layer like browser windows.
330 Artworks interweave, hyperlink, and flow.
60 artists make Chaos Happen*

1200 copies / 330 artworks / 276 pages / 60 artists Printed and collated, glued, stapled, and taped, and then mechanically perfect-bound in a hardcover.

This new issue just came out and looks like a really exciting piece. I just bought my copy and will have to wait for 2 weeks. I will add more pics as soon as I receive it. In the meantime, here is a spread animation.

chaos_happens

*BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE OK.

Books24x7 announces book nominations

Books24x7, a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC and the developer of online Referenceware(TM) for IT and business professionals, today announced the nominations of its third annual Referenceware Excellence Awards. The awards will recognize the most widely used computer technology and business books available through Books24x7, which offers subscription clients detailed online searches to more than 5,000 unabridged IT and business books.

Winners will be announced at the 14th annual Waterside Publishing Conference, attended by authors, publishers, and third-party vendors, April 15-16, in Berkeley, California.
For each of 14 major categories, five book titles were selected based on actual usage by Books24x7 subscribers from January 1 through December 31, 2003. Judges, selected from the Books24x7 editorial advisory board, will choose each category winner after considering a variety of qualitative data, including content organization, depth and quality of subject matter coverage, and graphics.

“Throughout our long-standing partnership, we’ve seen how Books24x7’s powerful search engine can increase the usability of our print books,” said Scott Rogers, associate publisher of McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media. “Books24x7’s established presence in corporations worldwide and its successful business model demonstrate the value of electronic book delivery.” A leading technical publisher, McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media has six books among the Referenceware Awards nominees.

“These awards give us the opportunity to formally recognize those authors and publishers whose books have proven to be indispensable in the day-to-day work of thousands of IT and business professionals,” said John Ambrose, general manager of Books24x7. “As one of the major events for the publishing industry, the Waterside Conference is a perfect venue for honoring these top achievers.”

Internet Art by Rachel Greene

Rachel Greene is Editorial Coordinator and a director of Rhizome.org, an online resource and platform for new media art, and a curatorial fellow at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
The diverse forms of Internet art and the tools and equipment used to create them are discussed and placed within the wider cultural context.

When the Internet emerged as a mass global communication network in the mid-1990s, artists immediately recognized the exciting possibilities for creative innovation that came with it. After a century of unprecedented artistic experimentation, individuals and groups were quick to use the new technologies to question and radically redefine the conventions of art, and to tackle some of the most pressing social, political, and ethical issues of the day. Covering email art, Web sites, artist-designed software, and projects that blur the boundaries between art and design, product development, political activism, and communication, Internet Art shows how artists have employed online technologies to engage with the traditions of art history, to create new forms of art, and to move into fields of activity normally beyond the artistic realm. The book investigates the ways Internet art resists and shifts assumptions about authorship, originality, and intellectual property; the social role of the artist; issues of identity, sexuality, economics, and power; and the place of the individual in the virtual, networked age. Throughout, the views of artists, curators, and critics offer an insider’s perspective on the subject, while a timeline and glossary provide easy-to-follow guides to the key works, events, and technological developments that have taken art into the twenty-first century. 200 illustrations, 100 in color.

Note: I haven’t yet read this book, it is on my list. If you own this book, please let us know what you think of it.