The following projects will be featured in the Pulp to Pixels gallery exhibition.

Galerie de Difformite Keynote Speaker Gretchen E Henderson describes this book and collaborative project: “Lushly designed with crowdsourced images, text deconstructions, and narrative tomfoolery, the Galerie is both funhouse and curiosity cabinet, art catalogue and ‘choose your own adventure.’ This bestiary of the novel-as-poem-as-essay-as-art grows outside of the bounds of the Book and, in the process, redefines deformity for the digital millennium.” Collaborative participation is invited at:

Colette Fu will be creating a piece of art specifically for this exhibition. She describes her work: “I make one-of-a-kind collapsible artist’s books that combine my photography with pop-up paper engineering. With pop-up books I want to eliminate the boundaries between book, installation, photography, craft and sculpture.”

Open-Book is an accordion-fold book of eleven five-line observations on an ancient form of interior décor known as marble revetment. The texts float on marble simulations made using the drawing and filtering functions of photo-manipulation software.

Table For Two combines the page and panel framework of comics, with sound and motion from time-based media, and choice-driven user participation from interactive media. To further reinforce the concept of blending old and new media, it is presented in an old-fashioned penny arcade-style viewing machine.

HELL_TREE is the first e-book by acclaimed net artist Petra Cortright. HELL_TREE consists of a series of writings by Cortright that exists solely within the context of her computer desktop. To-do lists conflate with poems. Motivational pronouncements interlace with inflammatory tweets.

Seven Computer Landscapes The computer drawings in this book are based on pencil sketches and paintings done of actual landscape views. Seven of these drawings, along with an essay and descriptive captions, were published by Occasional Works, a small Californian press, in this accordion-fold, limited edition book in 1993.

Sum05 is an interactive generative art app available for the iPad. The software and the user collaborate in the creation of the artistic experience.

Wht Is A Book? This series of handmade books and e-books uses a special technique of overprinting images and texts onto existing sheets of book paper. Each handmade book exists as an edition of one with two artist proofs, and as an e-book with a unique ISBN available on Apple iBooks.

The Roar of Destiny Best described as a “complex hyperpoem,” this is an online piece begun in December 1995 and created publicly over the course of four years. New screens were slowly added and, with every addition, the links on other screens were changed, so that returning readers would have to find new paths through the poem.

Telescrapbook The Telescrapbooks are remote-communicating electronic sticker books. They are constructed to look and feel as much as possible like traditional books, and to be completely customizable. The idea is for people to be able to design a personalized remote communication tool for themselves and someone they care about.

Between Page and Screen explores the place of books as objects in an era of increasingly screen-based reading. The pages of this artist’s book contain no text—only abstract geometric patterns and a web address leading to a website, where the book may be read using any browser and a webcam.

10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 This book takes a single line of code–the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 of the title–and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture.

Aunt Pepper  The images of this book can be viewed just like in any other book, however, if in front of a webcam with the program installed, the songs beside the images of the play “Aunt Pepper” begin to play. Visit the project website here. More from Graphic Designer Manja Lekic:

Simulant Portrait is an artist book that touches on themes of feminism, socialism, and materialism. It is also a performative text, a hybrid assemblage of visual and textual forms. The entire book is available to view online.

Speak This app is a platform with which to experiment with digital poetry. Users can enter their own text and interact with it, or they can feed the app with text from a Twitter stream.

Electrolibrary This paper book that can be connected to the computer via USB cable. It is able to physically detect which page is currently open and send that information to the Electrolibrary website. By turning pages or touching given illustrations you can navigate through the website and get additional information such as hyperlinks, quotations, movies etc. You can also unplug the cable and read it like a normal book.

Hannibal Barca c. 259 BCE This handmade book chronicles the fable of Hannival Barca. While its textured paper and handdrawn images make it seem highly visceral, this book is currently only available to read and view online.

In Visible Cities uses digital code to select text and generate images. This book is inspired by Invisible Cities, a novel by Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver), the mesostics of John Cage, the galactic tides of Juri Toomre, the typography of Iliazd, and an original poetic concept by Jean-Pierre Hébert. It features generative poetry composed by ideas translated into code, deliberate rule breaking through chance or bugs, and digital humor.

16 Months of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel “Microsoft Excel is a program designed to track and compute information, but here I am using Excel as a drawing tool. Each drawing is in a new ‘worksheet’. The drawings were made by changing cell preferences for background color, fill pattern, and border styles.”

Heart “I traveled to Kham, a historically Tibetan area, as a member of an interdisciplinary study group. We were there to study traditional Tibetan book production. This book starts with the mantra from the Heart sutra, and structures a travel experience around it.”

The Case for the Burial of Ancestors Book Two is the second book of a trilogy in which Zelevansky developed a rich structure of symbols, signs, myths and word play. It includes a computer game, Swallows, on floppy disk.

[2,3] is an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into elaborate forms. Engineered by the artist, each “page” opens into a constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works—some up to 18” tall—can be collapsed totally flat. Click here to view additional images.

Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl Available to view for free online from publisher triplecanopy, this is an excerpt from Tiqqun’s book of the same title, which dissects the impossibility of love under Empire. Tracing consumer society’s colonization of youth and sexuality through the Young-Girl’s “freedom” (in magazine terms) to do whatever she wants with her body, Tiqqun exposes the rapaciously competitive and psychically ruinous landscape of modern love.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde embodies the change/dissolution of the title character in the text. As Mr. Hyde takes over, words grow, distort, and overpower the narrative.

Ecce Video is a unique accordion-style book containing eight poems in Italian by Magrelli (winner of the Mondello Prize, the Viareggio Prize, and the Montale Prize) with illustrations by Lucio Passerini.

Spring Break An overlay of uniquely generated digital images that camouflage texts on the page from the likes of neo-conservative historians, drunken students cavorting on Miami’s South Beach, and the author, Spring Break is an experimental e-book that weaves elements of design, poetry, and incantatory idioms into a digital book that unfolds like a flipbook moving at the speed of a mellifluous hallucination.

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