How reading flip-flops from digital to physical | Books | The Observer


Robin Sloan, author of Fish, the acclaimed iPhone essay featured here a few months ago, used the term “flip-flop” to define an increasingly common process by which a work of art moves between different formats, and specifically between the physical and the digital. As an example, he gave the digitisation of a marble statue by a museum, its storage and restoration, and its physical recreation by a 3D printer – a process not too far off in many of the world’s major institutions. The flip-flop also comes in very handy when we’re trying to take advantage of the different functions of print and digital, reading and writing.

The Evernote Smart Notebook from Moleskine allows fans of the classic notebooks to save copies of the pages to Evernote’s online suite of organisation tools…

via How reading flip-flops from digital to physical | Books | The Observer.

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