The VR Revolution

Virtual reality and our rapidly evolving visual culture portend a revolution in how we tell our stories. Will today’s publishers be part of it? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audiobooks: A Revolution in Format

The audiobook has made the move to center stage in a digital publishing world, writes ‘PW’ audio correspondent Shannon Maughan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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What You Lose as a Daughter of the Iranian Revolution

In They Said They Wanted Revolution: A Memoir of My Parents, Iranian American author and Vice journalist Neda Toloui-Semnani reconstructed the story of her parents as young, leftist Iranian activists radicalized at Berkeley in the late ’60s and who came to see communism as the political answer... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-02-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: 'Miracle Rice' fed China's revolution but endangered its crop diversity

Feeding the planet's 8 billion people is challenge enough and our current industrialized commercial practices are causing such ecological damage that we may soon find ourselves hard-pressed to feed any more. For decades, scientists have sought out higher yields and faster growth at the expense... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-02-05 16:30:43 UTC ]
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An expanded perspective, and a controversial claim, on America’s revolution

Woody Holton looks beyond the founders to find who shaped the push for independence. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-19 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency project to bring latest VR technology to 15 libraries

The latest augmented and virtual reality technology will be brought to 15 libraries across the country next summer, as part of a new project to help support libraries recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-25 11:42:41 UTC ]
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Along the border, echoes of revolution and Pancho Villa

The bloodshed shaped relations between the two countries, writes historian Jeff Guinn. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-02 12:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Ijeoma Oluo Wants to Talk About Revolution

In a keynote Q&A with HarperOne executive editor Rakesh Satyal, Ijeoma Oluo advocated for ordinary people dismantling racism at the grassroots level and spoke about her forthcoming book, 'Be a Revolution.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Trying to Teach English Literature in the Wake of Mao’s Cultural Revolution

My assignment was to offer a survey course on the history of English literature in northeast China. I was paired with a young American teacher sponsored by the United Nations who was to teach phonetics and oral expression. We taught six days a week, and every Wednesday afternoon our students... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-15 09:49:40 UTC ]
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Did a Revolution in Latin American Publishing Make One Hundred Years of Solitude the Success It Is Today?

When One Hundred Years of Solitude hit the market in 1967, the book industry in Spanish was booming. This situation was unimaginable for most writers and critics just a few years before. “How can literature exist,” writer Mario Vargas Llosa asked, “in countries where there are no publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-11 08:48:47 UTC ]
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How Digital Media Can Stay One Step Ahead of the Diversity Revolution

June 2020's upheaval around racial justice has been at times painful, at times empowering and hopeful, and at times humbling. In the professional sphere, there's not an industry that hasn't felt the impact of the latest iteration of the Black Lives Matter movement. That's why this year's... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-24 21:33:03 UTC ]
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The academic digital revolution is here... again

What’s an industry painstakingly crafted on authority, history and traditional processes to do, when suddenly the world rips up the rule book and says: Forget the last 300 years. Do something else! Now, your authority is challenged, your history less important, and your traditional processes... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-27 06:34:43 UTC ]
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The education revolution

With schools closed for the foreseeable future, and the nation having to adapt quickly to home education, parents are getting to grips with juggling their new home tutor roles - as well as managing their own workloads and coping with the day to day pressures of looking after families during this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-15 18:45:49 UTC ]
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Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax

Let's face it: with the COVID-19 pandemic creating chaos, you're probably looking for something, anything to shut out the outside world and help you relax. Thankfully, you might have an option if you happen to have an Oculus VR headset. Lighthaus h... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-03-21 03:27:00 UTC ]
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An elite Chinese family, ensnared in the Cultural Revolution

In her memoir, Lan Yan recalls her relatives with affection and recounts the brutality they faced. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-06 19:15:36 UTC ]
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The revolution will now be televised: How leftist streaming service Means TV timed its launch perfectly

The emerging left media—currently spread across the digital media landscape—are uniting to deliver an alternative to corporate, centrist news and entertainment. Sitting in a small Bronx apartment back in early 2018, it would be difficult to picture the world today. As Naomi Burton and Nick Hayes... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-02-26 07:00:23 UTC ]
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A.D. Miller’s ‘Independence Day’ imagines how one diplomat tried to secretly manage Ukraine’s revolution

Miller draws on his experience as a foreign correspondent to re-create the turmoil in Kiev in 2004. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-18 18:21:24 UTC ]
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A.D. Miller’s ‘Independence Square’ imagines how one diplomat tried to secretly manage Ukraine’s revolution

Miller draws on his experience as a foreign correspondent to re-create the turmoil in Kiev in 2004. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How the conservative revolution led to the Trump-Kushner oligarchy

Andrea Bernstein traces the rise of two families amid a changing political landscape. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-14 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Voicing a revolution

In the last of three pieces on the audiobook sector in the run-up to FutureBook Live, W F Howes’ Dominic White looks at the future of the format Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-12 00:45:39 UTC ]
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