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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

I’m not really anticipating this many books (each cover is paired with another) but I’ll have a nice stock for future bookies.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

 

Had to rescan some slides because they didn’t save properly (what a pain trying to find them again, luckily I jotted down some notes for everyone I had chosen), I’ve begun cutting down the covers while I have access to this nice ruler.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

I can’t really visualize a book in my head so I’ve printed out the contact sheets and cut them out and have been figuring out my arrangement within my template so I can then arrange everything on the specific page in photoshop.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

 

 

scanning and scanning and scanning and scanning. it takes a while to look through the slide trays and figure out which images I want to use

 

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011


I’ve been working on selecting slides and scanning them, taking notes on periods and whatnot. I like that my books will be at such a small scale because it’ll almost be slide sized in the end.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I’ve been going through slides in the more ancient/prehistoric periods (Akkadian, Mitannian Period, Sumer, Catal Huyuk, Middle and New Kingdoms, etc.) and trying to find objects such as bowls, weapons, jewelry, metalwork to scan. Now I’m considering just staying in this early realm of documented human history.

The SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 and I are becoming great friends. He’s supercool.

 

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

After making my book template I’ve created the main format for the book pages in photoshop. I chose to make this amount of pages because I want to use a single sheet of paper to work from. If I print on 2 sides of paper then I’ll ┬ábe able to create 24 pages, cut them down and sew them together. This will make the scanning process more efficient. Also, after thinking about sources for my images/content I think it would be really interesting to scan slides that depict some of the technologies over time. As one of the workers in the slide library I go through tons of slides and see really great images and the process of scanning would tie well with my notion of the changing generations.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have established the size of my books and made a template. It will be 2″x 2.5″ and will have 24 pages inside. I’ve been thinking about the imagery to use inside and am interested in showing the evolution of technology, starting from prehistoric hunting tools like spears and having different objects and machines depicted. I don’t think I will have them on every single page, but I’m still figuring out the arrangement of what I’m putting inside my book.

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by maria ~ December 13th, 2011

I’ve been figuring out the contents of my book. I need to arrange everything and have a test sheet. I’m planning to incorporate photographs, hand written text, digital text, drawings and scanned paper so that there can be a a range of visual information and a main point of comparison.