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Making Things Come Alive at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content!

Making Things Come Alive at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content!

    The Asian Festival of Children’s Content, or the AFCC, is an annual event held by the Singapore Book Council at the National Library of Singapore. Comprising professional conferences, workshops, talks, and a book fair, the AFCC aims to celebrate and promote the creation of children’s content, with a focus on Asian themes. Parents…

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Andariya x Tusitala: Changing Social Narratives with Augmented Reality

Andariya x Tusitala: Changing Social Narratives with Augmented Reality

Sudan’s incredibly rich cultural and music offerings are unfortunately often hidden from the world underneath all the ongoing political turmoil and violence. Known throughout the region for their poetry and their surprisingly-catchy music and oral storytelling traditions, one group aims to change how we view Sudan. They recognize the “”immense gap in independent, gender and…

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Michael Hart’s Publishing Legacy

If you have ever downloaded any eBook, you have Michael Hart to thank. eBook creator and Project Gutenberg founder, Michael Hart has changed the way books are read and distributed through his lifelong project of a universal library. He died last week in Illinois, he was 64.     Like all visionaries, Hart was a…

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Michael Hart's Publishing Legacy

If you have ever downloaded any eBook, you have Michael Hart to thank. eBook creator and Project Gutenberg founder, Michael Hart has changed the way books are read and distributed through his lifelong project of a universal library. He died last week in Illinois, he was 64.     Like all visionaries, Hart was a…

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This Week in Digital Publishing

Here’s a roundup of this week’s developments in digital publishing.   Book clubs go digital with Skype Book clubs are no longer just middle-aged women with cups of tea in a dainty little living room. Thanks to technology, geographic boundaries are non-existent to like-minded book lovers. Nine book clubs across the United States used the…

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Add Your Fetus on Facebook?

C'est ne pas possible, non? Mais, oui! Expectant parents can announce the good news to their friends and family on Facebook via a family member status option. There's now an “Expected Child” option where the due date and name can be keyed in. Once added, the unborn child is listed alongside family members on the…

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Telling Stories with Technology

Storytelling is an art. And the best stories are those which transcend barriers, ethnography and time. A single theme, a clearly defined plot, vivid pictures, clear sounds and rhythm, dramatic appeal and relevance to the readers are only some of the important elements that a storyteller must weave into his tale. The most crucial element…

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Mad Visions On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel, “On the Road” has been the bible of countless twenty-something year olds trying to find themselves. Or trying to get past the detour in their lives. An idealistic vision – a life on the road without concern for wealth or stability, and just a simple enjoyment of surroundings – reminds readers…

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