A New Canon

In January, I'll have the delightful opportunity to speak at the New Adventures conference in Nottingham on a subject that is very dear to my heart: book design. In a round about way. I'll be talking about connectedness, craft, objects, space and a little bit about monks. Here's the topic description from the site:

In the real world, responsive design is nothing new. Products adapt to our needs. Technology monitors local environments to adjust lighting, temperature and even physical spaces. But what about web? In designing with words, the desire to bind content to a device has been around as long as there have been books. Mark will take you from desire to implementation, from theory to practice. How can we build upon what we know from literally hundreds of years of responsive design practice to define a new era of online publishing? An era where we strive for the same level of human / technology connection that started with the monks.

I can't wait to give this talk. Everything is changing at the moment. It's an incredible time to be a designer on the web with a deep interest in publishing. The conference is sold out (has been for months), but I'm sure the content will be out there in the wonderful interweb shortly after the event. Once it is, I'll link it up.