Philosophie zum Mitnehmen

PhilosophiezumMitnehmen

Beim zweiten Treffen von „zum Mitnehmen“ lesen wir aus Büchern des „zum Mitnehmen“ Regals der Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek und aus Titeln der Philosophie Kategorie des aktuellen Bestands. Philosophie zum Mitnehmen, am Mittwoch, 4.3. von 16 bis 18 Uhr.


In the second meeting of the zum Mitnehmen reading group, we will be pairing books from the unread to-take-away shelf of the Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek with selections from the “Philosophie” category of the current library holdings. Join us on Wednesday March 4 from 16:00-18:00, and take away a little philosophy (in German)!

Esoterik zum Mitnehmen

esoterik

Beim ersten Treffen von „zum Mitnehmen“ lesen wir aus Büchern des „zum Mitnehmen“ Regals der Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek und aus Titeln der Esoterik Kategorie des aktuellen Bestands. Esoterik zum Mitnehmen, am Mittwoch, 25.2. von 16 bis 18 Uhr.


In the first meeting of the zum Mitnehmen reading group, we will be pairing books from the unread to-take-away shelf of the Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek with selections from the “Esoterik” category of the current library holdings. Join us on Wednesday February 25 from 16:00-18:00, and take away a little Esoterik!

Bureau for Book Liberation: Book Remixing #01

The Bureau for Book Liberation: Book Remixing #01 is the first in a series of workshops for designing and making new types of hybrid books. The hybrid book, or unbound book, is an experiment to investigate what happens once the book is free of its current form of a printed book and usable in multiple and malleable digital forms.

The hybrid book will be pieced together using analog as well as open source technologies to create new publication types for public libraries in general. The #bbl uses the readers’ ‘book playlist’ as a starting point, assembling book passages from the playlist into new hybrid publications, and adding a book sharing data layer onto the existing public library. Secondly, we use ‘ways of reading’ to inform how we will design this new hybrid book that depart from familiar habits using paper books: hand drawn maps on the book, notes, stickies, lists, index cards, etc.

#bbl will invite you to paper-prototype, as well as test out our digital workflows; book-stacks (yes piles of books), Xeroxing, wish-lists, mapping, reading, discussion, photo sharing, and producing of remixed publications in multiple manifestations.

The book remixing workshop will unfold over a series of monthly meetings, leading to the launch of a metashelf of book remixes. The workshops will address different components of hybrid books at each meeting, but please feel free to join at any time. There will be information posted here as well as on github where you can follow along.

During the first meeting, we will:

  • Introduce the concept of the hybrid book.
  • Discuss the book remixing workflow.
  • Work on the first step in the book remixing process. Please bring a ‘book playlist’, as a box of books or a list of links, and some of your favorite ‘ways of reading’–how you make notes, share books, arrange book shelves. In groups, or alone, we will work through assembling the passages from the book playlists.

You can see how the entire book remixing process works at the #bbl wiki.

This event will take place in English.

Bureau for Book Liberation (#bbl)

Paul Otlet, Traite de Documentation (1934), p.41

Paul Otlet, Traite de Documentation (1934), p.41


On Saturday, 28 March, A Public Library will be hosting the second book remixing event in a series of workshops by the Bureau for Book Liberation (#bbl). The book remixing workshops will unfold over a series of monthly meetings, leading to the launch of a metashelf of book remixes. The workshops will address different components of hybrid books at each meeting, but please feel free to join at any time. There will be information posted here as well as on their site to follow along.

The Bureau for Book Liberation (#bbl) looks to free publications from the confines of the bound paper codex and monopolies of distribution. It seeks to establish new forms of reading and accessing information while envisioning alternatives to restrictive corporate copyright.

The #bbl serves two functions for a reusable framework:

  1. The experimentation with the design of the book in an imagined post/anti-copyright age.
  2. A technical open source framework for a fully digital and networked book.

The #bbl does not have the technical know-how for exploration of copyright issues to support the proposed framework, but welcomes input to develop this important area.

For more details on the second book remixing event, please visit here. For more information, resources and how the Book Remixing workshop will work please visit here.

The Bureau for Book Liberation is a project of the Hybrid Publishing Consortium.

zum Mitnehmen

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Was haben Bertold Brecht, ein Taschenbuch der Chemie und die “schönsten deutschen Volkslieder” gemeinsam?

In der Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek gibt es eine besondere Sammlung; ein Regal mit über 300 Büchern, vor allem Romane, die über Jahre kein einziges Mal ausgeliehen wurden. Nach Auswertung statistischer Daten bietet die Bibliothek jene Titel allen BesucherInnen zum Mitnehmen an. So finden diese Bücher ihren Weg bald an andere, vermutlich weniger zugängliche Orte.

Bevor diese ungelesenen Bücher die Bibliothek verlassen, bringt A Public Library diese kuriose Sammlung wieder mit dem aktuellen Bestand in einer Reihe kollektiver Lesungen und Diskussionen zusammen. „zum Mitnehmen” findet Mittwoch Nachmittags statt, alle sind herzlich eingeladen, gemeinsam zu lesen und zu entdecken!
Die nächsten “zum Mitnehmen” Treffen:
Mittwoch 25. Februar, 16:00-18:00
Esoterik zum Mitnehmen
Mittwoch 4. März, 16:00-18:00
Philosophie zum Mitnehmen
Mittwoch 18. März, 16:00-18:00
Technik zum Mitnehmen


What do Bertold Brecht, a Chemistry textbook and a collection of Germany’s “most beautiful folk songs” have in common?

In late December 2014, a new collection of books has appeared on the shelves of the Bona-Peiser-Bibliothek; It consists of more than 300 titles, mainly novels, which according to the library records haven’t been checked out during the last years. Based on these statistical data, the library administration has decided to make these books available for visitors to take away.

“zum Mitnehmen” starts off with this odd collection of unread books on their way to other, less accessible spaces, and pairs them with titles from various subjects of the current library holdings. Selected excerpts are then brought together in a series of collective readings taking place at A Public Library on Wednesday afternoons. Please join us during those times, and read along (in German)!
Upcoming “zum Mitnehmen” meetings:
Wednesday Feb 25, 16:00-18:00
Esoterik zum Mitnehmen
Wednesday Mar 4, 16:00-18:00
Philosophie zum Mitnehmen
Wednesday Mar 18, 16:00-18:00
Technik zum Mitnehmen

Public Editing Session #01: Mehr Geld II oder Kein Geld mit Ralph & Stefan Heidenreich

Ralph und Stefan Heidenreich laden zu einer öffentlichen finalen Korrektur ihres neuen Buches ein. Es handelt sich um den Folgeband zu “Mehr Geld”, ebenfalls bei Merve. Das neue Buch, Arbeitstitel “Kein Geld”, hat drei Teile. Im ersten geht es um einen Blick auf die kommende finanzielle und politische Dystopie. Das zweite Kapitel widmet sich Fragen politischer Handlungsfähigkeit und Modellen nicht-revolutionärer Übergänge. Der dritte Teil diskutiert drei verschiedene Utopien: eine Job-Garantie, die alte Keynesianische Lösungen und die Idee staatlicher Intervention wiederbelebt, allerdings im Licht der Modern Monetary Theory; Grundeinkommen als Form des “helicopter money” und Lösungsweg, der von Investoren und der Finanzwelt favorisiert wird; und schließlich die etwas entferntere Utopie einer geldlosen Ökonomie ohne allgemeines Äquivalent, die mit Hilfe von Netzwerken, Algorithmen und intelligenten Objekten funktioniert.

Während dem Treffen werden die beiden Autoren den Text diskutieren, edieren und offene Fragen diskutieren. Korrekturen und Diskussion finden auf Deutsch statt.


Ralph and Stefan Heidenreich will conduct a final public editing of their second book, a followup to “Mehr Geld,” published in 2008 with Merve. The new book, aka “No Money,” is divided into three components. The first section provides a perspective on the dystopian financial and political situation that is quickly approaching. The second section brings together arguments on political agency and models of non-revolutionary transition. The third section discusses three disparate utopian models: the ‘job guarantee’ that would revive old state interventionist politics along the lines of JM Keynes, but under the guise of Modern Monetary Theory; the basic income, i.e. helicopter money, and the outcome favored by investors and big finance; and, finally, the remote and radical model that proposes an economy without money and lacking the general equivalent that would be driven by a network-based algorithmic approach and intelligent objects.

During the session Ralph and Stefan will be editing their text and discussing the core issues that remain unresolved. Attendees will be able to follow the editing process and participate in the conversation. The editing and discussion will take place in German.

Public Editing Session #01: Mehr Geld II oder Kein Geld mit Ralph & Stefan Heidenreich

Ralph und Stefan Heidenreich laden am Samstag, 14.2. um 15 Uhr, zu einer öffentlichen finalen Korrektur ihres neuen Buches ein. Es handelt sich um den Folgeband zu “Mehr Geld”, ebenfalls erschienen bei Merve. Weitere Informationen hier.


This Saturday February 14 at 3:00pm, Ralph and Stefan Heidenreich will conduct a final public editing of their second book, which is a followup to their 2008 publication “Mehr Geld,” published with Merve. Please click here for more information.