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  1. 002: Frank Chimero, The New Golden Age of Bookmaking

    Designer and author Frank Chimero discusses the process behind his book, "The Shape of Design." We also dig into the normalization of paying creative people to make things via crowdfunding or patronage platforms, and why there’s never been a better time to make books. Show Links: 

    frankchimero.com Shape of Design online

    Shape of Design Kickstarter Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 true fans

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Kickstarter

    Robin Sloan Writes a Book, Kickstarter

    The Field Study Handbook Kickstarter Art Space Tokyo Kickstartup: Successful fundraising with Kickstarter and remaking Art Space Tokyo

    Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/002/  

    https://craigmod.com/onmargins/002/

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  2. Cuneiform

    The Egyptians thought literacy was divine; a benefaction which came from the baboon-faced god Thoth. In fact the earliest known script – “cuneiform” – came from Uruk, a Mesopotamian settlement on the banks of the Euphrates in what is now Iraq. What did it say? As Tim Harford describes, cuneiform wasn’t being used for poetry, or to send messages to far-off lands. It was used to create the world’s first accounts. And the world’s first written contracts, too.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050skkr

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  3. Presentable #15: The Voice of Slack - Relay FM

    Anna Pickard, the Head of Voice and Tone at Slack, talks about how writing and language that is clear, concise, and human can be the bedrock of a great user experience.

    https://www.relay.fm/presentable/15

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  4. Why sci-fi and fantasy matter | Minnesota Public Radio News

    Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie.

    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/truths-revealed-in-sci-fi-and-fantasy

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  5. BBC Radio 4 - Seriously…, Steve Earle’s Songwriting Bootcamp

    The legendary country singer-songwriter unveils the secrets of composing a great song.

    Legendary country singer-songwriter Steve Earle unveils the secrets of composing a great song. Every year he runs a four-day intensive training session in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Journalist and aspiring songwriter Hugh Levinson joined around 100 other would-be balladeers to see what they can learn both from Steve and his fellow teacher, Shawn Colvin. Listen in to stories of dreaming, methadone, guns, jail, death and betrayal. All the good stuff.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04flsmq

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  6. Kim Stanley Robinson

    Award-winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson does exactly that in many of his works. In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, producer Mike Osborne sits down with Robinson to talk about his creative process and environmental thinking, what makes for good science fiction, and the genre’s capacity to imagine future societies shaped by climate change.

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  7. Margaret Atwood Takes a Phone Call From Paul

    Margaret Atwood talks to Paul Holdengraber and it is wonderful.

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  8. Book Shambles - Season 4, Episode 1 - Alan Moore

    We’re back and kicking off Season 4 with one of the greatest writers in history. Alan Moore joins Josie and Robin to talk about the release of his new opus, Jerusalem as well as some of his epic back catalogue plus the work of HP Lovecraft, David Foster Wallace, Chuck D and more…

    Patreon supporters will also get an exclusive bonus hour with Alan talking about the process of creating Jerusalem.

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  9. 231: Book Writing Panel - ShopTalk

    We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit?

    Q & A

    7:30 Why did Brad Frost write a book?

    10:40 Why did Richard Feldman write a book on Elm?

    13:00 Simon King: why a book about industrial design?

    15:40 What was Val’s path to writing a book about web animation?

    18:40 Should you be an expert first and then write a book or become an expert by writing a book?

    31:50 Was it the process of writing the book worth it?

    43:40 Does writing a book take you out of the game?

    54:40 What’s the difference between a book and a blog post?

    Links

    Val Head / @vlh on Twitter

    📗 Designing Interface Animation

    Simon King

    📗 Understanding Industrial Design

    Richard Feldman

    📗 Elm in Action

    Brad Frost / @brad_frost on Twitter

    📗 Atomic Design

    🎥 What Comes Next is the Future

    Workshop on Elm with FrontEnd Masters

    🎙 Style Guide Podcast

    http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/231-book-writing-panel/

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  10. The Coode Street Podcast: William Gibson

    Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast, an informal weekly discussion about science fiction and fantasy featuring award-winning critics and editors Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe. The Coode Street Podcast debuted in 2010 and has been nominated for the Hugo, British Science Fiction, and Aurealis awards.

    This week Jonathan and Gary talk to old friend Eileen Gunn, along with Chris Brown, and very special guest William Gibson, in a discussion that ranges from William’s recent novel The Peripheral to the influences of writers as diverse as Mervyn Peake, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, and Avram Davidson and the question of what it means to write in and out of genre. We hope you find it as interesting as we all did recording it.

    http://www.tor.com/2015/02/10/coode-street-podcast-episode-220-william-gibson/

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