The Voyager Company
Until a few years ago "publishing" referred to printing with ink onto paper. But "multimedia," "interactivity," and "digital publishing" are now rapidly shaping and redefining what publishing is. In this presentation one of the pioneers of expanded publishing will demonstrate some of his tools and products, will discuss the process of going from ideas to items which can be viably distributed, and will speculate over where electronic publishing is headed in the future.
As a founder of The Voyager Company, one of the earliest publishers specializing in interactive media, Bob Stein has pioneered new forms of presentation of content to both scholars and to the general public. He has explored new ways of presenting books in digital form (such as Jurassic Park) through their Expanded Books Project. He has created a series of definitive films that can be explored in non-linear ways through Voyager's Criterion Collection, and he has produced innovative "publications" such as the CD Companion to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Bob Stein has overall responsibility for product development for Voyager. Prior to the founding of Voyager, he was a consultant to Alan Kay and to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He has degrees from Columbia and Harvard.
Friday October 22
co-sponsored by the School of Library and Information Studies and the School of Journalism