links for 2009-06-07

June 8, 2009
  • <blockquote>
    <p>No one denies that printed books are irreplacable. They can be
    lent, traded, displayed and enjoyed for decades.</p>

    <p>But electronic books have their place as well. They're portable,
    adaptable, infinitely customizable and —whether you like it or
    not— they're going to live side-by-side with printed books for
    years to come.
    </p>
    </div>
    <p style="clear: both;">We want to dispel the myth that digital books can't also be crafted
    works of visual design. Just as web design has evolved and matured,
    so too will ebooks, and book designers have a new medium available
    in which to express their creativity.

    </p>

    <p>The Zen Garden is a place to showcase this new way of designing
    stories.
    </p>

    <p> <strong>Use the dropdown at the top right to switch between different styles.</strong></p>
    </blockquote>

  • <blockquote>
    <strong>Eric Rodenbeck</strong> is Stamen's founder and creative director. He is a 14-year veteran of the interactive design field, and has spent this time working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization.<br><br>Eric led the interactive storytelling and data-driven narrative effort at Quokka Sports, illustrated and designed at Wired and Wired Books, and was a co-founder of the design collective Umwow. He has lectured and spoken at Yale University, the University of Southern California, numerous O'Reilly technology conferences, Esther Dyson's PC Forum, and South by Southwest, among others. Eric studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York City and received a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Technology from The New School for Social Research. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.</p>
    <p>Resources:</p>
    <ul>
    <li><a href="http://stamen.com/&quot; title="Stamen Design">Stamen Design</a>
    </ul>
    </blockquote>
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