Matthew Kirschenbaum's new book Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing details that history through a unique lens - the changes the computer revolution wrought on the process of writing itself. Authors found themselves grappling with workflow changes like the ease of revision.
One of the most underappreciated comic strips of the early 20th Century, Krazy Kat (1913-1944) and its ineffable charms are celebrated in Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White. This new biography of cartoonist Herriman by Michael Tisserand explores questions of identity (particularly racial) as seen through the prism of Herriman's cartoon masterpiece and through Herriman's own life.
The pinhole in a camera obscura, the blue steel iris of an 80-200mm zoom lens snapping open, scattered light falling on a digital camera's full-frame sensor. The history of [...]
In Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph's new book A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, the authors take a sympathetic look at a subculture obsessed with cinema.
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space is a sumptuous Fancy Feast of a book for kids, by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman. Retro-50s futurist artwork helps readers understand basic scientific concepts in this gorgeous picture book.
Dig science? Like space? Admire clean graphic design? Enjoy pithy infographics that nutshellize complex concepts? Well, do we have the book for you! COSMOS: The Infographic [...]