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POST-DIGITAL Download – 10TH February 2022, 5 to 7pm

a bookRoom ZOOM EVENT and Discussion to celebrate the release of Matt Johnston‘s Photobooks & (Onomatopee, 2021) and the free digital access to 2 survey publications: The Book is Alive ! (RGAP, 2013) and Code-X – Paper, Ink, Pixel and Screen (bookRoom press 2015).


Recording of the 5 short presentations and ensuing discussion is available here.
(Schedule and Timings in the Details section.)


Photobooks & (Onomatopee, Oct 2021) 

edited by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, designed by Ward Goes and Juul van der Zandt, paperback, 170mm x 240mm, 210 pages, edition of 2000. available here

Informed by and based on Matt Johnston’s extensive research and PhD thesis, Photobooks & presents and interrogates key themes of the contemporary photobook — from the medium’s post-digital and post-photographic situation, to the purposes of publishing, issues of accessibility and the act of reading.

Matt completed his PhD with bookRoom at UCA in 2019, about the post-millennium situation of the contemporary photobook and connections (made and missed) between makers and readers.


Code-X – Paper, Ink, Pixel and Screen (bookRoom press, 2015)

free download here

edited by Danny Aldred and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. With a foreword by Alessandro Ludovico and endnotes by John Warwicker

276 pages. Soft cover – 32cm × 24cm – RRP £20.00 – ISBN 978-0-9576828-3-2

Code X brings together a selection of personal histories of the current ‘transforming’ and ‘expanding’ of the book medium with the aim to challenge the very notion of what it could be(come) in today’s complex information era.


The Book is Alive!  (RGAP, 2013)

free download here

edited by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Richard Sawdon-Smith, designed by studio mothership with an introductory essay by E.Waeckerlé and an exclusive illustrated interview with Joan Fontcuberta.

208 pages, edition of 500 (almost out of stock) 165 x 230mm – offset printing, soft cover, pure binding. ISBN 978–0–9569024–5–0 (20£)

A survey of current thinking and innovative practice in contemporary publishing presented at the BOOKLIVE! International symposium in London in June 2012.  This 2 days event brought together theorists, researchers and practitioners to examine the current ‘transforming’ of the book and its ability to keep up with digital culture and the emergence of new modes of making, reading, collecting and disseminating ‘on the page’ work.

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