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The role of zines in the digital age
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Hi All..im currently doing some research for my dissertation.. basically im looking into how people make zines today compared to before when it was strictly photocopiers and staples!  if anyone…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Carlough Nov 14, 2011.

 

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Joseph Carlough replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"1. Yep! I use Pages, which is surprisingly good for laying things out, it feels professional, without the serious hubbub and knowledge needed by more, erm, adult design programs. I've tried using Gimp and Adobe things, but honestly, it's a…"
Nov 14, 2011
Erica S. replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"1. Up until the last zine, no, it was all typewritten and cut and paste. For the last one, because I wrote it when we were moving out of our place and my typewriters were packed (plus I couldn't write at the house with all the boxes), I used a…"
Nov 14, 2011
James Limm replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"1. Yes.  Word Processor, library printer, photoshop 2. Because I want to make the kind of thing I would want to read.  I am 500x more likely to read your zine if you hand one to me than I am to read your blog if you email me a link to…"
Nov 9, 2011
Michael Duckett replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"I could write a much longer and more rambling answer but you can always get that off me later if you want. Brief as I can make it: 1 - not if I can help it. Pritt stick, scissors, pens and laying things out on a table is a far more satisfying…"
Nov 9, 2011
Ruud Janssen - TAM & IUOMA replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"1. Yes, for decades 2. Paper is better for absorbing information. The internet is more for scanning information 3. everything since 1980 is archived in the TAM-Archive. For exhibition the archive is used as well.   Ruud Janssen"
Nov 6, 2011
Laurie Dodd replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"thanks so much for all of your replies - i really do appreciate it and you've all said some really interesting stuff so far. the deadline for the actual essay is dec 8th (ahh!) so anytime before that. thanks a lot"
Nov 2, 2011
Alex Chaney replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"1. I'm all digital.  I don't have enough skill or physical creativity to make a zine completely by hand.  With that said, I am going to start experimenting with handwritten articles and sketches then scanning them in.   So…"
Oct 30, 2011
Will replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"Thanks for the reply Laurie. One more question: what's the deadline on answering this, so that people don't keep providing you with answers after you've handed your essay in?   1. I write the articles for my zines in OpenOffice.…"
Oct 30, 2011
James N. Dawson replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"I type many of my zines on Dell 1998 Dell computer, with Word 97.  I never learned how to do "desktop publishing", that scanning, photo layout & manipulation onscreen, etc.  I've think of maybe trying it some day, but…"
Oct 27, 2011
Laurie Dodd replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"I'm studying Illustration at Cambridge school of Art and i'm am in my 3rd year. I do make zines myself yes. I personally like to make them the old fashioned way using a photocopier and hand stitching them together. i don't use any…"
Oct 24, 2011
Will replied to Laurie Dodd's discussion The role of zines in the digital age
"Undergrad dissertation? PhD dissertation? Sociology, history, literature...? Have you read any of the topics on here about the subject? Do you make zines yourself?   I don't mean this to be antagonistic but I think maybe a bit more…"
Oct 23, 2011
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The role of zines in the digital age

Hi All..im currently doing some research for my dissertation.. basically im looking into how people make zines today compared to before when it was strictly photocopiers and staples!  if anyone (anyone at all!) would mind answer 3 little questions i would be beyond thankful! .. here they are!1. Do you use any digital processes in making your zines? If so, what are they? 2. Why do you make zines when you can just put the same information onto a blog or website? 3. How long do you…See More
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