Open source publishing, ‘book sprints’ and possible futures

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Martin Kean


There are a number of Open Source Publishing networks and communities which facilitate the use of helpful tools for free publishing that can be adapted for various uses or goals. However many of these groups do not consciously take into account all of the processes necessary to solve all problems. The ecologies of many of these networks tend to fetishize the digital and neglect other possible solutions.

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Martin Kean, Otago Polytechnic, School of Design

Martin Kean lectures in design communication, with focus on design for print and screen, typography, and digital tools. From 1996 to 2008 he published the f*INK Guide, and still publishes maps of Dunedin. Recently, he has had an interest in open source software manuals and online publishing.