IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
A day long PUBLICATION EVENT BY TAN LIN entitled:
Handmade book, PDF, lulu.com Appendix, Powerpoint, Kanban Board/Post-Its, Blurbs, Dual Language (Chinese/English) Edition, micro lecture, Selectric II interview, wine/cheese reception, Q&A (xerox) and a film.
As part of EDIT: Processing Writing Technologies
On April 21st, 'EDIT: Performing Networked Publishing', organized by Danny Snelson at the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, will host an expanded publication venture:
featuring a team of editors accompanying Tan Lin in the republishing of SCV on the spot in a variety of formats. Editors include: Matthew Abess, Chris Alexander, Alejandro Crawford, Cecilia Corrigan, Kareem Estefan, J. Gordon Faylor, Mashinka Firunts, Kristen Gallagher, Lawrence Giffin, Diana Hamilton, Eddie Hopely, Josef Kaplan, Matthew Landis, Gregory Laynor, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Patrick Lovelace, Steve McLaughlin, Carlos Soto, Danny Snelson, Kaegan Sparks, Michelle Taransky, Jeremy JF Thompson, Sara Wintz, and Al Filreis. The event will begin at 1pm and conclude at 8pm. A reception is scheduled for 6pm and a Q&A at 7PM.
"Edit: Strategizing Writing Technologies," organized by Danny Snelson, focuses on editorial strategies and textual conditions in contemporary writing. It is a roving events series pairing innovative performances with focused critical responses toward an exploration of editorial strategies in contemporary writing and the arts. From reframing techniques in conceptual writing to live processing in new media performance, editorial issues of mediated composition seem increasingly pressing. In a capacious sense, this old word edit—and associated fields of editorial theory and textual conditions—can refresh, historicize, and hopefully enrich practices characterized by problematic new media terms like remix, mash-up, flash art, and so on.
The events series is distributed in diverse locations around Philadelphia—from institutions such as Slought and the Kelly Writers House to smaller venues and galleries throughout the city. An extended argument of editorial theory will relate these diverse locations, with each event expanded online and occasionally drawn together in print or other media.
FRONT COVER: TO BE DESIGNED. The Front cover will read:
"Appendix" Tan Lin
with an Introduction by Danny Snelson
and an Afterword by Charles Bernstein
WITHIN THE BOOK HERE IS A TENTATIVE SET OF THINGS TO BE INSIDE:
A Table of Contents (to all the below items in the Appendix)
An Introduction to the Appendix/Addendum by Danny Snelson. This can run long!.
A Table of Contents to SBR (I will generate this, based on the WUP version online)
1) A short history of the Joy of Cooking> this is actually a story about the joy of cooking that will appear in the Bomb interview. This would run about 2-3 pages. DONE.
2) FOOTNOTE the Lydia H. Liu footnote to printing 1 page, along with a scholarly citation to Critical Inquiry providing a full bibliographic citation. DONE
3) a QR barcode that cd be read by a cell phone and then directed to a paypal site 1 page. DONE
4) a google analytics web count related to the APPENDIX ON TUMBLR. I HAVE SET UP THE ANALYTICS PAGE. WE CAN IMPORT SOME DIAGRAMS ON THE SPOT DURING THE EVENT. DONE
5) POST IT one of those images about a computer rendered post it note 1 p. DONE
7) a Markov chain equation 1 p. DONE
8) a full version of the Interview we are doing together, edited by you, and with an introduction by you or Gordon Tapper to the interview and the format, describing the interview in terms of what it does.
9) a revised cover design for the WUP book, with a footnote added to the LC Subject headers. This footnote, will be 34 and will cue to the Lydia H. Liu footnote.
10) A CHECKLIST of all items pertaining to the Edit project itself, with credits and a list of all the items produced by it and the date of composition
11) Q&A from the lecture/talk, typed on a selectric 2. 4-5 pages. Asher Penn from Art in American will conduct a live interview on "the artist's book" and this will be transcribed and published in part in the book, using the Selectric 2.
12. a Colophon, written by you and me, detailing the production, printers, editors, OCR systems, translation devices, etc. The colophon page will probably be the heart of the appendix. It is also, properly speaking, the colophon, that did not appear in the book proper. So something cd be made of its relation to the book's absent colophon. Shall we do this on Google Docs? Do you know how to use that thing? I've done a few things but am hardly an expert
13. BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK COVER NEED TO BE DESIGNED> want to give it a go, along with the spine. Can we get an ISBN and a bar code for this? what is the arrangement with a POD book done via the UPENN bookstore. This cd provide a bit more material.
14> a postcard for the Printed Matter event will need to be designed and perhaps we cd use this on the back cover or somewhere else?
15 AN INDEX of SCV
16 A SECOND INDEX for the APPENDIX
17 ERRATA FOR SCV
I have been talking to a few people about micro lectures: and the following seem ripe for exploration and maybe putting together in a separate book, the same height as the appendix, or as stand alone flyers that we can produce endlessly and just give away for 5c.
Here is a suggestion of short essay topics:
the artist book
the press photo
Page Ranking Systems
the bar code
the QR code
wine and cheese reception
is this too many?