Here are the references and slides for a guest lecture I have given three times to students taking a Massey University Visual Communication Design masters course on “The future of the book?” (222.496).
My contribution on 9 May and 25 July 2012, and 24 July 2013 was called: “A reader’s perspective, and a co-producers too!”
Weblinks, books and other references
Some of the key thinkers and resources that influenced my lecture are listed here.
During my lecture I refer to my recovery form a serious health set back last June. My first blog post after the stroke was a marker in my healing process. As well as writing in general terms about what I unexpectedly went through, I also wrote about audiobooks and getting a kindle. See these posts:
Overloading is rife
“Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media” by danah boyd, EDUCAUSE Review, (September/October 2010)
“Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies” by Howard Rheingold, EDUCAUSE Review, (September/October 2010)
“Net Smart: how to thrive online” by Howard Rheingold (2012)
Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn” by Cathy N Davidson (2011)
Everybody has something to add
“The Cluetrain Manifesto: the end of business as usual” by Chris Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger, Rick Levine (1999 & 2009)
“Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” by Clay Shirky (2008)
“Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything” by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams (2006)
What is a book?
Thanks to the following folk sharing there work (mostly using Creative Commons):