Posts Tagged: digital publishing

Playful Generative Art: Computer-Mediated Creativity and Ephemeral Expressions

WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 1800 (SFU Harbour Centre)
Fee: Free (to reserve a seat, please email

“Generative art” is a blanket term for any creative work produced in part through programmatic or algorithmic means. “Playful generative art” makes use of highly technical disciplines—computer programming, statistics, graphic design, and artificial intelligence—to produce chat bots, digital poetry, visual art, and even computer-generated “novels.” These pieces may be motivated by serious social or political issues, but the expressions are decidedly unserious, often short-lived or quickly composed. Creators working in this medium are rarely artists first—as programmers, designers, game developers, and linguists, they use the tools of their trade in unexpected and delightful ways. Generative art also has much to teach us about issues at the intersection of ethics and technology: what is the role of the artist in a human/machine collaboration; what is our responsibility when we design programs that talk with real people; how do we curate and study ephemeral digital works? Digital artists, writers, technologists, and anyone interested in media studies are invited to attend.

Guest Speaker:

lizadalyLiza Daly
is a software engineer and occasional corporate executive who lives in Boston. She is currently focusing on providing technical assistance to non-profits that work to uphold civil rights and protect vulnerable populations. Her personal projects revolve around digital art, interactive narrative, and digital publishing. Formerly she was CTO at Safari and prior to that, founded a digital publishing company called Threepress, which Safari acquired. Her new company is World Writable. She has been quoted about “Digital Detox” and the effects of the iPad on reading (NYT, 2010), ebooks in the cloud (Wired, 2011), and on strategies to help introverts network (FastCompany, 2015). Liza has presented about great engineering teams and digital publishing. She wrote a short book on Next-Generation Web Frameworks in Python (O’Reilly, 2007), which, she says, is “out of date so please don’t read it”.

UBC Press hiring Digital Developmental Editor

There has been another position opening relating to the grant awarded to UBC Press and the University of Washington Press from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies. They are hiring a Digital Developmental Editor to work in tandem with the Project Development Manager.

UBC Press is seeking an experienced developmental editor with proven interest and talent in digital publishing to play a central role in a new initiative produced in partnership with the University of Washington Press. Working in consultation with authors, Indigenous community members, and in‐house editors at UBC Press and University of Washington Press, the Digital Developmental Editor (DDE) will be responsible for developing prototypes of dynamically enhanced, multi‐path and multimedia books in Indigenous studies.

Major activities include assessing, editing, writing, or soliciting textual or multimedia content; managing the importation of text and media assets; and executing the authors’ and publishers’ vision for the digital book in Scalar, an online platform for writing and publishing. The DDE will have experience in both substantive editing and web editing or writing and will have experience designing and optimizing user interfaces.

For a full job description and skill requirements, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #24218. This position is a 3‐year term appointment, 60% FTE, renewable every twelve months. The closing date is September 6, 2016.

NUVO Magazine seeks Digital Assistant

NUVO magazine is looking for a savvy, next-generation digital assistant.

The ideal candidate is a college graduate able to excel in a fast-moving environment without losing her/his meticulous attention to detail, who demonstrates a skillful command of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WordPress, with a working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Google Analytics. Should be able to work content-agnostically, and with an eye toward accuracy, story organization, and tone.

For full job description and application instructions, see the posting on Masthead Online.


UBC Press hiring for 2 positions

UBC Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher, annually releasing 70 new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

The first position UBC Press is advertising is a Digital Publishing Coordinator, responsible for the distribution and integrity of the Press’s digital assets and metadata.

The coordinator will work closely with editorial, production, and marketing departments to ensure smooth workflow and that all digital systems are up to date and congruent with current market and industry requirements and trends. For a full job description, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #23987.

The second position relates to the grant awarded to UBC Press and the University of Washington Press from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies. They are hiring a Project Development Manager to head this 3-year initiative.

The incumbent will manage and monitor the overall development and progress of the project, as well as the technical, editorial, administrative, and community groups involved with the project. For a full job description, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #23889.

Digital Publishing 101

SFU Publishing Workshops – August 7, 2012

A one-day primer with John Maxwell of SFU Publishing, for writers and publishers who want to understand the range of digital options open to them. We’ll introduce and discuss a range of topics, provide examples and demos where possible, and then focus on your own contexts: how to take these technologies home and implement them effectively. Read more