Some network participants were asked to reflect on the workshops and to write about a particular issue that had caught their attention. These texts reflect the perspectives of the individuals concerned but together they identify key questions that might inform future research. 

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22 August 2013
Sarah Bodman
Artists have always had a fluid relationship with books and evolving technology. For Sarah Bodman the future is full of possibility for the artist book, but questions remain about how the physical and the digital might co-exist.
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22 August 2013
Eugune Ch’ng
Richard Clay
Digitising artist books could potentially open up their contents to audiences around the world. Reflecting on workshops held in 2012, Richard Clay and Eugune Ch’ng ask if they can ever be a substitute for the physical object.
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22 August 2013
Paul Coldwell
Often produced as limited editions, artist books generally cannot reach a wide audience. Digitisation, however, can help overcome this obstacle. Paul Coldwell reflects on a series of workshops held in 2012.
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22 August 2013
Johanna Drucker
A book may seem unchanging but it also captures a particular moment in a production cycle. Johanna Drucker reflects on the increasingly flexible digital landscape and how this could affect the reception and production of artist books in future.
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22 August 2013
Elizabeth James
Digital information about artist books has been available for decades in the form of electronic library catalogues. Elizabeth James considers what the latest technological developments offer those searching for artist books.
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22 August 2013
Susan Johanknecht
From the artist book to books as artworks, Susan Johanknecht looks back at an exhibition of works that challenged viewers' assumptions about the book.
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22 August 2013
Jo Melvin
The term ‘artist book’ is grounded in a history of artistic production, emanating from the conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting on a series of workshops held in 2012, Jo Melvin discusses the problems in applying this term in the digital age.
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22 August 2013
Clive Phillpot
What does transforming artist books mean? What did it mean fifty years ago? Clive Phillpot reflects on a series of workshops held in 2012, which considered the past as well as the future of the artist book.
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22 August 2013
Michael Stocking
The use of metaphor in digital design – making digital versions of real-life objects from bookshelves to car dashboards – has a strangely enduring appeal. Michael Stocking reviews the impact of this skeuomorphism on the future of the artist book.
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22 August 2013
Steve Woodall
The future of the artist book is a subject involving many different producers, including artists and writers. Steve Woodall discusses the desired outcomes of a project in the United States which is seeking to create a sustainable publishing platform.