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Uptown Funk at the Library April 22, 2015 – Posted in: Libraries, Video

For National Library Week the crew at Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University took the runaway hit by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and gave it the book treatment. Ladies and gentleman, here is Unread Book featuring the one and only Guy the guybrarian Enjoy! [youtube]https://youtu.be/J6zcIFUvdJ0[/youtube]

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Computer-assisted cooking: IBM puts Chef Watson to work – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Video

Remember a few years back when IBM’s incredible computing machine Watson appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy!? Well, like most technologies a lot has changed since then. Watson’s system performance is 2400% greater than in the Jeopardy! days and it has gone from the size of a master bedroom to three stacked pizza boxes! Now Watson enters a whole new realm, from simply being a storehouse of vast amounts information to now being able to actually create new knowledge. And one…

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Posters from the University of Arizona Poetry Center: 1960’s Style April 8, 2015 – Posted in: Content, posters

Poetry is the food of the spirit, and spirit is the instigator of all revolutions, whether political or personal, whether national, world-wide, or within the life of a single quiet human being. —Ruth Stephan There was  a lot of action at the Ruth Stephan Poetry Center in the 1960’s. Founded by Stephan the mission of the Poetry Center was simple – to provide a place “to promote poetic literacy and sustain, enrich and advance a diverse literary…

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New Hemingway wearables March 26, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content, product design, Video

  The newest offering from Litographs, the company that creates literary merchandise where every “design emerges from the text of a book,” is derived from a pair of Hemingway novels.  The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms are now available for your wearing pleasure.  That’s right, two classics from Papa’s canon, mashed up and made anew. Litographs works closely with artists “to create a new visual experience for classic and contemporary works alike. From a distance, the artwork…

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