Publishing and Reading Beyond Borders

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Westend I

2010. The year ends with a flood of new options for readers. Dozens of variations of e-book readers based on electronic ink flood Europe, America and Japan, and now the illuminated screens of tablets have made their appearance worldwide. Years after their release, electronic ink devices haven’t even been introduced in any of the Latin American countries; avid readers have travelled, as others did centuries ago, and have brought back the devices from abroad. But now tablets are being released all over the continent at the same prices at which they were introduced in the US.

How does it feel to live in a connected world but located in a country where some of the tools changing the publishing industry are not legally distributed? How do you get content when there are restictions? Are creators, authors and readers walking the same path?

Pablo Arrieta will take a walk south of the Equator and the tropics, to a digital frontier yet to be explored.

The Speaker
Based in his homeland of Colombia, Pablo Arrieta is an architect by training, reader from childhood, and teacher/designer by vocation. Pablo runs his own training facility (Monitor CD) and is a university professor in both Universidad Javeriana and Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá. He has been involved in digital design and web development since 1995, and travels extensively throughout South America introducing designers to the latest software and design tools. Since 2008 he has been an active participant in the evolution of the Spanish language editorial world. Print, digital or any other surface…

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