Last week Miki Johnson, editor of the Resolve Photo Blog, gave an APA presentation at the Apple Store on the Future of Photo Books. Here we have a link to the Tumblr she created for the presentation and some Fujiroids from the event. For more about Fujiroids, go here. You should take some time to look through Miki's Tumblr presentation. here is the intro:
The Future of Photobooks: A cross-blog discussion
Photo by Miki Johnson
It’s hard to deny there are seismic shifts happening in the publishing industry right now. Between digital readers like the Kindle, print-on-demand publishers like Blurb, and the rumored Apple tablet computer, there are a lot of questions right now about what exactly a book will be in the future — especially photobooks.
Spurred by a feature on FlakPhoto highlighting the winners of Blurb’s Photography.Book.Now contest, RESOLVE has teamed up with Andy Adams, creator of the online photography showcase, to build a month-long cross-blog discussion around the Future of Photobooks.
In order to include as many viewpoints as possible, we asked bloggers to contribute posts, shared some of their best ideas, then brought it all back to a central point where readers could grasp the larger issues more easily. You can see the results in these three discussion posts, each moderated by a contributing blogger.
How should photobook CREATION evolve in next decade? Mediated by Marc Feustel, creator of eyecuriousHow should photobook CONSUMPTION evolve in next decade? Mediated by Todd Walker, creator of Gallery Hopper and Ocular OctopusHow should photobook FUNDING evolve in next decade? Mediated by Bryan Formhals, creator of La Pura Vida Gallery and blog
Title: Miki JohnsonLocation: APPLE Store APA lecture Link out: Click here
Description: What Will Photobooks Look Like in 2020?
Wonder what the Future of Photobooks holds? Will images be displayed on eReaders or holograms? Or will the backlash against digital technology create more innovative books produced with traditional methods?
Miki Johnson recently explored these questions in a month-long project organized on RESOLVE - The liveBooks Photo Blog, which she runs. She will highlight the most exciting and insightful ideas proposed for the Future of Photobooks, and explain how she employed experimental online formats such as crowd-sourcing and cross-blog discussions to explore the topic.
As the Social Media Editor for liveBooks, Miki Johnson edits the RESOLVE Photo Blog and facilitates online communication using tools like Facebook and Twitter. Before joining liveBooks, Miki was Senior Editor at American Photo Magazine in New York City, where she also launched and edited the first year of Pop Photo College Edition.
Start Time: 7:00p.m. Date: 2010-02-11 End Time: 8:00p.m.