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- 1 practicals
- 1.1 Plan
- 1.2 Why publishing?
- 1.3 Possibilities and constraints
- 1.4 How hybrid?
- 1.5 hybrid publishing works
- 1.6 Multichannel publishing workflows
- 1.7 Tools for hybrid publishing
- 1.8 Hands-on exploration of strategies and tools
- 1.9 plain text files
- 1.10 Markups
- 1.11 Different Markup languages
- 1.12 Create one plain-text file
- 1.13 turn this file into into other formats
- 1.14 Pandoc - a markup converter
- 1.15 Pandoc - Convert from Wiki to HTML
- 1.16 Pandoc - converting to ePub
- 1.17 Epub An editable format
- 1.18 Self-contained HTML
- 1.19 converting to PDF
Professional development workshop on Hybrid Publishing
- Hybrid publishing.
- Motivations, concepts, tools, strategies, formats that have been present in hybrid publishing efforts of WdKA.
- Role and possibilities for publishing in an art school.
- Presentation of developed and in-progress publications .
- Inauguration the Device Lab.
- hybrid publishing as an extension of efforts from Publication station - establishing dialog between analog & digital
- continuation of Alessandro Ludovico's research on Post-Digital Print at WdKA
- continuation of Digital Publishing Toolkit project & From Print to Ebooks – a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts
- publishing as a way to expose the research undertaken within WdKA
- publishing as a learning tool
Possibilities and constraints
Plain text + poor visuals vs. rich visuals + interactivity
"a single 'entity' that would extensively implement both worlds (analogue and digital), we might call this entity a 'hybrid' – a publication which would 'perform the networks' in depth"
Ludovico, Alessandro. “Networks as Agents in the Clash Between Personal and Industrial Post-Digital Print.” Progetto Grafico, August 2015.
Video from Ludovico's presentation of “Networks as Agents in the Clash Between Personal and Industrial Post-Digital Print.”
hybrid publishing works
Books Scapes, Julien Levesque, 2012
E-Book Backup, Jesse England, 2012
More hybrid publishing works in Post-Digital Publishing Archive
Multichannel publishing workflows
- self-contained single-file HTML e-books
- Comic book Archive
- ebook trailer
Ebook trailer for From Print to Ebooks
Ebook trailer for From Print to Ebooks
Tools for hybrid publishing
- open source, simple tools that work in combination, forming publishing pipelines
Hands-on exploration of strategies and tools
plain text files
Are only constituted by text. No images, no visual markings.
Are edited using plain text editors and NOT word processors.
Can be displayed using the terminal
cat myfile.txt will print the content of myfile.txt
Markings are done using special (meta)characters
"In electronic processing of texts, this hierarchical ordering [...] as well as additional reading aids such bold or italic text, is made possible by using specific formatting codes. This process is called markup and the codes are called markup element"From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts
Different Markup languages
Each markup uses a different marking syntax
<h1>Revenge of the Text</h1> <p>There is a room in the <strong>Musée d’Orsay</strong> that I call the <em>room of possibilities</em>.</p> <p>That room contains:</p> <ul> <li>a snow flake</li> <li>the end of a cloud</li> <li>a bit of nothing</li> </ul>
= Revenge of the Text = There is a room in the '''Musée d’Orsay''' that I call the ''room of possibilities''. That room contains: * a snow flake * the end of a cloud * a bit of nothing
# Revenge of the Text There is a room in the **Musée d’Orsay** that I call the *room of possibilities*. That room contains: * a snow flake * the end of a cloud * a bit of nothing
p> <hi>A New yeares guift for shrews</hi> is a diminutive sheet engraved c.1630 and signed by the relatively unknown Thomas Cecill, who seems to have been active between 1625 and 1640. It bears the imprint of the even less known Edward Lee, whose only other issue is a large equestrian portrait of Charles I. </p> <p>In a series of unified scenes, it depicts the traditional nagging wife eventually beaten by her husband, and ultimately chased off by the devil. It is accompanied by the following rhyme of a traditional type, reminiscent of the ditty about <hi>Solomon Grundy</hi>, who was <hi>Born on Monday</hi>, and then on successive days christened, married, taken fatally ill and <hi>Buried on Sunday</hi>: </p> <q> <lg rend="italics"> <l>Who marieth a wife uppon a Moneday,</l> <l>If she will not be good uppon a Tewesday, </l> <l>Lett him go to the wood uppon a Wensday, </l> <l>And cutt him a cudgell uppon the Thursday, </l> <l>And pay her soundly uppon a Fryday; </l> <l>And<note><hi>And</hi>: if</note> she mend not, the Divil take her a Saterday </l> <l>Then may he eate his meate in peace on the Sonday.</l> </lg> </q>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <book xml:id="simple_book" xmlns="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook" version="5.0"> <title>Very simple book</title> <chapter xml:id="chapter_1"> <title>Chapter 1</title> <para>Hello world!</para> <para>I hope that your day is proceeding <emphasis>splendidly</emphasis>!</para> </chapter> <chapter xml:id="chapter_2"> <title>Chapter 2</title> <para>Hello again, world!</para> </chapter> </book>
Reference: Petr van Blokland, Het boek als object, Items, 2004 (!)
Create one plain-text file
Using either in HTML or Wiki syntax:
- write it from scratch
- copy HTML content from any website with "View Source"
- copy Wiki content from any wiki: Publication Station, Beyond Social, Wikipedia, etc
- edit its content
Save it dedicated folder.
turn this file into into other formats
Pandoc - a markup converter 
If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife
Pandoc - Convert from Wiki to HTML
pandoc --from mediawiki --to html5 --standalone input.mw -o output.html
--from- option standing for “from”, is followed by the input format;
--to- option standing for “to”, is followed by the output format;
--standalone- option standing for “standalone”, produces output with an appropriate header and footer;
-o- option for file output
Pandoc - Convert from HTML to wiki
pandoc --from html5 --to mediawiki input.html -o output.wiki
Pandoc - converting to ePub
pandoc --from html --to epub3 input.html --output=mybook.epub
Advanced (including stylesheet, cover image, chapter level ):
pandoc --from html --to epub3 input.html --output=mybook.epub --epub-stylesheet=styles.css --epub-cover-image=cover.jpg --epub-chapter-level=1
--epub-stylesheet- CSS file that will style the Epub
--epub-cover-image- cover file - can either be .jpg or .png
--epub-chapter-level- at what heading level will the chapter brakes occur
Epub An editable format
Calibre's edit book function to
- open an epub
- navigate structure
- change content, style, metadata
- the issue of good reader apps
- Example of a multimedia e-zine with animated GIFs and sound
- Look at the source code
- What is a data URI?
- What can you do better with self-contained HTML, what can you do better EPUB?
converting to PDF
A complicated case.
Different approaches tried: