I've been getting more and more interested in the ways that media is evolving, especially as technology continues to change.
I have a background in print, and so I'm very curious about how print will change with new technologies like print-on-demand, and the ipad. I'm working on my own series of very targeted guides to Japan for niche audiences, and I plan to use POD to publish those guides.
As I've poked around online, I've discovered some really interesting people and projects that use old and media in combined ways that really fascinate me.
One such project is a POD business that uses the tabloid newspaper format. The project is called The Newspaper Club http://blog.newspaperclub.co.uk/
That's the product of RIG, the Really Interesting Group.
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One thing I really like about the Newspaper Club is that you can use them to print your own content, or you can actually hire them to produce a newspaper for you. If I were rich, I'd love to hire them to write and design custom tabloid newspapers about the battle of Antioch in the First Crusade, the History of the Shakuhachi, and all the other nerdy stuff that gets me excited.
Another sort of post digital/post print project is the Institute for the Future of the Book.
They've got an interesting blog, and some really fun articles and videos up. Here's a great interview done in the game Halo.
Anyway, that's a quick tour down media nerdworld. I hope you enjoy.