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walkley: Peter Brantley on stage #toc

Kirsten: Next up is Peter Brantley from the Digital Library Federation #toc

RonHogan: Bob Stein never got to do his magic trick w/my paperback. oh well. #toc

mkirschenbaum: next up: Peter Brantley (@naypinya): Literature as a Web Service #toc

annmichael: Peter Brantly Digital Library Federation is up now at #TOC

trending: Now Trending: #ToC http://tinyurl.com/daft7a

booksquare: now up peter brantley, yay! #toc

thewritermama: Peter Brantley on Literature as a (Web) Service... #TOC

shanakimball: Peter brantley of DLF, next up at #toc. Literature as a (web) service.

michaelhyatt: When we think of books, we think of them as objects. But sometimes they are works of art. Brantley #TOC

Kirsten: "Books are machine things" #toc

thewritermama: We think of a book as an object. Or art. Books are made by machine. In a high-speed industrial process. #TOC

susanmernit: #TOC- Peter Brantkey of the Digital Library Federation--topic is how digitized literature can empower us in ways we have not imagined

RonHogan: #toc Peter Brantley says we still think of books as objects, even works of art, but they are mechanical artifacts.

georgeonline: Interesting coverage of #toc by @mkirschenbaum and @RITOPL

TOCConNow: by @shanakimball: Peter brantley of DLF, next up at #toc. Literature as a (web) service.

sarahw: #toc brantley: books are machine objects, limited conception

amandafrench: Enjoying the coverage of #TOC, the Tools of Change conference on publishing hosted by O'Reilly.

mkirschenbaum: PB: book is a social construction (and a successful commodity) #toc

susanmernit: #TOC- Peter Brantley of the Digital Library Federation @naypinya--how digitized literature can empower us in ways we have not imagined

KatMeyer: Peter Brantley - "a book is a *social* construction" #TOC

thewritermama: Therefore a book is fairly primitive. I's a limited conception. A book is a social construction. A commodity. #TOC

toc: RT @apierrot: http://twitpic.com/1f1zs - Espresso Book Machine at TOC '09 #toc

DavidDurand: #toc @pdlug I think we don't have names for all the genres of book as information. There will be many successors/complements, all different

booksquare: Book is social construction (@naypinya) #toc

johngerzema: RT @chrisbrogan: "A book is a place for readers (and sometimes authors) to congregate,"-Bob Stein, #toc [the meld of analog and digital]

KatMeyer: a book is a machine to think with - #TOC

michaelhyatt: “A book is a macine to think with. J.A. Richards, 1924” Brantley #TOC

andrewspong: #toc unsure whether I'm following a postrgrad seminar on critical theory or an account of possible futures for content formerly called books

totai: We're being set-up at #toc - first two speakers are focusing on the definition of a book - but not as defined by form as much as function.

cmaisannes: Peter Brantley (DLF): from I.A. Richard, 1924: “A book is a machine to think with.” (Principles of Literary Criticism) #TOC

thewritermama: We're trying to engage thought, and books have conveyed thought successfully. #TOC

really_byron: #TOC Peter Brantley of DLF says "a book is a social construct".

bookoven: i.a. richards via peter brantley: "a book is a machine to think with" #toc.

TomKephart: #toc

thewritermama: Reading is an intense engagement. A thick cognitive process. Reading=seclusion, privacy, confinement. #TOC

annmichael: shape environments around reading (quiet private space) Brantly #TOC

soufron: #toc I would love to see someone explaining the difference between written texts and oral texts... discourse and lists Jack Goody i.e.

DavidDurand: @mkirschenbaum #toc exactly, but it's more than one kind of construction, a reality hidden by the popular artifact.

RonHogan: #toc a book is a machine to thin with, and reading is a social product.

thewritermama: We've defined "how to read" as a process. A book is a commodity that goes with the convention of reading. #TOC

annmichael: our analog culture is being uplifted to digital rapidly - what hasn't been analog historical is being "born digital" Brantly #TOC

KPub: #toc keynote/Brantley: books have been a successful means of conveying ideas. Reading is a thick cognitive process. It's also social.

RonHogan: #toc a book is a machine to think with, that is.

thewritermama: Analog culture is being digitized and uplifted into digital. Rapid transformation. We need new interpretations. #TOC

Weegee: #toc. "Reading is a social construction," based on our societal notions of privacy, personal space etc.

totai: I wonder what the ratio of publishers : technology companies/providers is at #toc

really_byron: #TOC and...our analog culture is being uplifted to dgital, books are being redefined

really_byron: #TOC and...our analog culture is being uplifted to dgital, books are being redefined.

JohnCartago: What's #ToC all about?

annmichael: at least he's not talking about people being born digital (that's really starting to get to me!) #TOC

thewritermama: So book needs to be redefined. A new form of commodity. Rearchitecting our understanding of what a book is. #TOC

Artmaker: what is #TOC ?

annmichael: books are now networked commodities Brantly #TOC

thewritermama: Books are now networked commoditites. Areworking of our understanding of what a book is. #TOC

angelajames: How do you know you're at #toc --laptops everywhere in the keynote http://twitpic.com/1f23h

annmichael: to clarify - I LOVE the way he's talking about content being "born digital"!!! Brantly #TOC

spiver: "books are now networked commodities." peter brand at #TOC

soufron: @annmichael ahahahahah... all these people should re-read dewey also :-) #toc

RonHogan: #toc OK, look, "re-architecting" just isn't a word. But that's what we're doing to the book.

pnh: #toc Peter Brantley: the book is now a networked commodity.

KatMeyer: PB - reading must be redefined. no longer a solitary act. an inherently social act now. #toc

Alexandra_A: RT @chrisbrogan A book is a place for readers (and sometimes authors) to congregate," - Bob Stein, #toc

thewritermama: Reading will also be redefined. Reading was a solitary act. But now reading is a social act. Reading many things in context. #TOC

michaelhyatt: “A book is inherently not a private act anymore; it’s a social act.” Brantley #TOC

Kirsten: "Reading is a social act" - I'm liking where #toc is going with the future of books...

DavidDurand: @artmaker #toc is the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference held by O'Reilly media. http://toccon.com

annmichael: not sure I agree with books becoming social now - there have always been book clubs and discussions- they just weren't real time before #TOC

michaelhyatt: “Books will become less about the books and more about the people who read them.” Brantley #TOC

thewritermama: Highly networked contexts=what is published will be less about the book than the people who read them. (Aha! Audience IS all.) #TOC

RonHogan: #toc reading is networked rather than private; publishing becomes abt readers rather than content.

pnh: #toc Peter Brantley: Reading is now a more social, less solitary activity. (I think this underestimates how social it was before.)

annmichael: I do agree that they were historically much less interactive - maybe that's what he means #TOC

booksquare: reading embedded in a network of activity, focus on engaging with people who read books #toc

mkirschenbaum: some historical flattening going on; reading was not always strictly solitary; there were networks of readers before the Web; etc. #toc

spiver: "what is published is less about the books than about the people who read them" #toc

cmaisannes: P. Brantley: "What is published will become less about the books than the people who read them." - the network is the content? #TOC

thewritermama: Digital words can be linked with data. Adding semantic value that they didn't have before. Words can build new services. #TOC

totai: I don't think books have ever "been about the books" they have always been about the people that read them. We just didn't get it #toc

pnh: #toc I think we need to consider how books and reading have always been "networked" & "social" activities; we're just speeding it all up.

kishizuka: Digital words, uniquely, can be described by other words and joined across books and linked with data." Peter Brantley Dig. Library Fdn #toc

thewritermama: Book for self is becoming book for society. We don't need to stop at the words. #TOC

michaelhyatt: “The network is the content.” Brantley #TOC

argillespie: Loving that #TOC has been in the top 10 twitter trends both yesterday and today! Its number 1 right now :-)

thewritermama: Moving to environment where we are entering an environment. Any book can be a window into the world of thought. #TOC

DavidDurand: @annmichael @mkirschenbaum yes, but if we have one shared margin for "the book" things get perhaps obtrusively social in a new way #toc

chelseagreen: "reading becoming a social act--more about the readers than the book" #toc

pnh: #toc Brantley: we're moving into "an environment of participatory engagement" across books. Wow, Brantley just invented SF fandom ca. 1940!

Kirsten: "Literature can become a (web) service" #toc

thewritermama: Literature can become a web service. A driver for services. Two examples to come... #TOC

Artmaker: RT @DavidDurand: @artmaker #toc is the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference held by O'Reilly media. http://toccon.com <--------answer

bookoven: heady stuff from peter brantley abt what happens when the book goes not just digital, but fully networked. #toc

apierrot: Peter Brantley literature can become a (web) service #toc

toc: Looking ahead to this evening, be sure to plan to attend the Exhibit Hall reception, starting at 6p tonight at #toc 6th floor of Marriott

sarahw: #toc brantley namechecks skin project by shelley jackson

chelseagreen: Aaah. He's giving us homework! I'm not old enough to have forgotten the tragedy of homework... #toc

thewritermama: Imagine all digital non fiction books, a rough translation into all major world languages. #TOC

cart: "Literature can become a (web) Service". Already has. Brantley #toc

andrewspong: Did anyone raise this as a questions? #toc RT @mdash: [Isn't] any sufficiently advanced ebook[...] indistinguishable from 'the Internet'?

KatMeyer: RT @MichaelHyatt: “The network is the content.” Brantley #TOC

ValWorkman: @KatMeyer I don't know how to tell you how much I appreciate your #TOC updates. I can't be there, and owe you much!

totai: Haven't books always been networked? Hasn't reading always been a social act? I don't know if I agree fully with Brantley. #toc

DavidDurand: #toc is there a treatment for "ruptured contexts?"

thewritermama: And in this way preserve the "knowledge tokens" and make them more accessible. A new kind of service. #TOC

thewritermama: JUst to know that knowledge exists is invaluable. #TOC

susanmernit: @naypinya, #TOC, digitize ALL nonfiction & translate them, indexed & searchable,multiple languages as a transformative idea

mikecane: #TOC Do you know what "social reading" is -- a meeting! I'll keep my ANTI-social reading, thank you.

cherylpickett: #TOC Some publishers are catching on that things are changing, authors will need to get up to speed and get past the fear or it won't matter

mkirschenbaum: PB: asks us to imagine wikipedia entries importing data mined content from digital books #toc

totai: The delivery mechanism for the ideas enables greater community, but people have always gravitated to those with shared ideals #toc

thewritermama: Example 2: Take data in book and put it in Wikipedia and then link all of it together in new ways. Create a new graph of knowledge. #TOC

chelseagreen: I see the most opportunity for google books. They just nd more access, community convos, and dynamic (web-wide) cross referencing. #toc

totai: RT @cherylpickett: #TOC Some publishers are catching on that things are changing, authors will need to get up to speed and get past the ...

KatMeyer: ;) another perspective: RT @mikecane: #TOC Do you know what "social reading" is -- a meeting! I'll keep my ANTI-social reading, thank you.

thewritermama: A new machine enhanced generation. Like Google. Think of words and ideas as a catalyst for services=change. #TOC

TAC_NISO: Brantley: why would each publishr translate each work? Wouldn't it be better to search across languages and translate on fly & present? #toc

unnuagedecole: RT @chrisbrogan "A book is a place for readers (and sometimes authors) to congregate," - Bob Stein, #toc

booksquare: think of intellectual property rights in a new way #toc

thewritermama: Intellectual property rights will change. N\o ready answer. Must face the challenge. Upside: services generate renewable revenue. #TOC

DavidDurand: @cherylpickett Do you really think authors are more scared than publishers. Not from what I see... #toc

modernevil: Brantley is a proponent of the semantic web. Use it to fulfil the potential of hyperlinks we've been missing, integrate all information #ToC

bitpakkit: RT @spiver: "what is published is less about the books than about the people who read them" #toc (great discussions going on TOC btw)

thewritermama: When you think of literature as a catalyst, as a whole, you are only limited by your imagination. #TOC

totai: I want to know when I will be cool enough to wear a hat like that. #toc

michaelhyatt: “When you think of literature as a catalyst, you are limited only by your imagination.” Brantley #TOC

annmichael: nothing is more fun that Twitter during an event - I mean it's fun on a daily basis- but incredible when you're in a room of Tweeters! #TOC

podiobooks: Who's attending #ToC? @modernevil (Teel McClanahan) is there getting edumicated. I expect a full briefing when you return, young man!

andrewspong: #toc Q: would readers of STM content currently delivered in an ebook setting prefer it 2 be liberated from format & inc in2 their workflow?

michaelhyatt: Next up: “Digital Distribution and the Whip Hand: Don't Get iTunesed with your eBooks” by Cory Doctorow #TOC