SPACECRAFT PRESS OO6: “NASA JPG: EARTH VIEW FROM THE TOP”

Spacecraft Press is DSCN3251proud to announce the publication of Gary Barwin’s NASA JPG: Earth View from the Top. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

NASA JPG: Earth View from the Top is the complete code of a NASA .jpg image of Earth, set in a font which transforms its symbols and letters into an asemic script, invoking aspects of nonrepresentational narrative.

This asemic text has been arranged by the designer into a series of 32 sonnets, which parse the text into a mercurial series of poems describing a digital map of Earth as viewed from space. The ironically antiquated font and form of the piece contrast these alien snapshots of our planet, signaling the eventual obsolescence of the technologies used to capture and store them.

Gary Barwin is a writer, multimedia artist and musician. He is the author of several books, including Moon Baboon Canoe (Mansfield, 2014), and the forthcoming novel Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada, 2016). He is 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and at garybarwin.com.

NASA JPG: Earth View from the Top is available for $5.00 including domestic postage (+$2 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in Canadian dollars are also accepted.

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SPACECRAFT PRESS OO5: “THE TIME MACHINE: CHAPTER ONE”

timemachineSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of kevin mcpherson martins eckhoff’s The Time Machine: Chapter One. A total of 30 copies were produced, only 15 of which are for sale.

To create this edition of H.G. Wells’s novel, kevin mcpherson martins eckhoff hotwired the first chapter of Wells’s text using the “Compleat Randomizer” from lextutor.ca to reorganize each sentence anachronistically. The jumbled sentences of the new text perform the act of temporal teleportation central to Wells’s tale.

The designer chose to similarly format this chapbook in a way that would compliment its content. The various paper types and fonts, and the formatting of the chapter text blocks, perform a temporal porogression of textual presentation styles, showcasing the past, present, near-future, and distant future.

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The Time Machine: Chapter One is available for $5.00 including domestic postage (+$2 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in Canadian dollars are also accepted.

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