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Re: Computers and books



Dear Barbara,

When you hold a cd rom, can you feel the experience of the material it
contains?

Think carefully about your priorities and goals concerning this desire to
translate your cumulative personal experiences into something to be
experienced by others.
The body electronic strokes the mind and gives the illusion of a contact
that we are fast losing as a reality. Our ability to literally touch and be
touched is being lost at the speed of life. Right this moment part of me it
trying to touch you, but the part of me that feels touch is punching keys.

I, personally, would far prefer to hold your book, or leave my fingerprints
on the glass case that holds it

Go with your heart.

Jim Ann Howard




----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara Harman <ArtSurvive@AOL.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 2:24 AM
Subject: Computers and books


> Dear Friends,
>
> After a recent experience showing and talking about my newest work and
plans
> for a rather complex book of images and text, I was given the suggestion
that
> I include audio on a CD to accompany the book. It was one of those "aha"
> moments. I realized that the entire book, including audio, could
conceivably
> be done as a CD. Unfortunately, while I have some small experience in the
> area of electronic manipulation of images, and I can imagine that it is
> possible to do the entire book in this way, I really have no idea what I
need
> in terms of hardware, software, etc. Also not much idea whether such a
book
> would likely have the same (or similar) market appeal in artist book
> collections.
>
> To give slightly more information about the book itself (which is, as yet,
> only a gleam in its parent's eye), I envision layers of images and text
> composed of photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, journal entries and
> poetry. All have been created in response to the Thomas Sadler Roberts
Bird
> Sanctuary in Minneapolis, where I have been walking and sketching for the
> last four years. The only thing I have ever seen like this is a book I
> encountered in the University of Cincinnati art library in the early 70's
by
> Joyce Wieland called "True Patriot Love."
>
> It seems to me that a transparent quality would be possible through the
> computer that would be much more laborous (and extremely expensive) to
> produce through more conventional means. I would very much appreciate any
> feedback or suggestions. Barbara Harman
>
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