• Indexing, and start of presales!

    While on my trip to Aalborg and Copenhagen in Denmark, I have been working on indexing, indexing, and some more indexing - besides teaching and giving presentations.

    I’m very excited that this week the presales of the book are starting, and we will be getting the book to the printer. The official publication date is now set for June 1st.

    The final name of the book has also changed and is: Composing Interactions - An Artist’s Guide to Building Expressive Interactive Systems.

    And a preview of what the cover will look like:

    And the book now has a new website matching the new title: composing-interactions.art!

    The contents of this website are (or will be) ported over to that new site, and any updates will appear there.

  • Finishing touches

    Over the past months, we have been working on the final edits, the layout, references, index, and forewords.

    I’m very happy to have two forewords from Chris Salter and from Sally Jane Norman!

    At the start of February the designers at STUKK design made a dummy version of the book:

    The date of going to print is getting closer and closer - due to paper shortages and our own planning, it is hard to say exactly when the publishing date will be, but it should be ready before Summer, and we will start presales soon!

  • Editing, rewriting, making diagrams, and photos

    This is the summer of editing, rewriting and making diagrams. With the deadline getting closer for publishing the book, we are making a lot of progress on the work to get the last edits made for the book, creating diagrams, and I will soon send the text to the proofreader.

    As a preview, here is a remake of the image at the top of this homepage, by Superposition:

    I also had a photo session with the photographer Nina Karim van Oort making portraits many different sensors and buttons. Here we see an action photo of me aligning all the buttons for their group portait:

  • To write or not to write

    As an inevitable part of writing, I am also taking decisions along the way what not to write. Or rather, what to write in a next book. The part computational behaviours that I previously planned for this book, seems to be too much to add right now. Rather, I think it merits a book of its own, where I can also go into more detail on my own artistic work. The updated contents for “Just a question of mapping” can be found on the book page.

    In the meantime, I am getting closer and closer to having finished the main bulk of the text, before starting the editing process.

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