Books

By "Books" I mean every book that I know of that I either have something in or in which I'm mentioned by someone else. What IS a "book", though? On Goodreads, which is a site for reviewing books, there's some controversy about this subject that I seem to be somewhat at one of the centers of. When I first started reviewing there I included Artist's Books & Chapbooks - both of which seemed to be unknown subjects to many of the Goodreads people.

I've also reviewed issues of "OPEN SPACE Magazine" on Goodreads. When I review such things, there's been a 'librarian' there who then labels my entry "NOT A BOOK". I call this person the "NOT A BOOK VANDAL". In response to this person's vandalizing an OPEN SPACE review I wrote something to the effect of:

'According to Mirriam-Webster, a book is "a set of printed sheets of paper that are held together inside a cover : a long written work" (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/book). OPEN SPACE fits this description. Furthermore, it has no advertisements in it. Some publications, especially scholarly journals, are packaged as periodicals in order to insure subscriptions from universities & libraries. These subscriptions enable them to continue publishing without having to depend on a broader more commercial market.'

Apparently, enough people found my argumentation sound because I haven't been bothered by the NOT A BOOK VANDAL on Goodreads since. Even the mention of the absence of advertising isn't necessarily a prerequisite for 'bookness' because there was a time when science fiction books routinely had advertising in their middles, often for cigarettes & other objects not immediately relevant to the interests of their readership.

SO, with this slightly expanded definition of "book" in mind, I'll include here issues of periodicals that are in the physical form of paperback books in addition to objects that most, if not all, people would ordinarily accept as books. I'll also include CD-ROMs. I'm reluctant to include at least one of the books because the portions it contains relevant to me were created as hostile misinformation. These will be organized in reverse chronological order so that the most recent book will appear at the top.

In some of these books, my name is just mentioned in passing, often with 'corrected' case relations. I include such things for the sake of thoroughness. I even include my high school yearbooks. There are probably plenty of books that I'm mentioned in that I'm unaware of. EG: I just learned of 3 in the past few months. If anyone knows of something not on this list I'd appreciate your calling it to my attention. - March 20, 2016EV notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

p.s. Most of the linked-to pages don't exist yet but I'm almost halfway done with the following having their pages: Head Trip, CineScenes, Krylon Underground, Confessions of a Failed Egoist, INCITE, OPEN SPACE 15/16, Anti-Media, SIX x ATE, Baltimore Sounds, OVO 20, OPEN SPACE 12/13, Amazing Letters, a HUNDRED POSTERS, A Neoist Research Project, Lomholt Mail Art Archive, Fotowerke and Video Work, HiTEC, Biennial 2008, footnotes, Paula Gillen Photographs, Not Necessarily NOT Very Important, zines, A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes, Anonymous Family Reunion, Revelation X, Mere Outline, Cassette Mythos, Telepathy Receptivity Training, Performance Au/In Canada, The Fringes of Reason, Apt 8, Falling Annual Livingroom Video Festspeil, & t he bk. I'm working on it (sortof).

 

 

2017. Paradigm Shift Knuckle Sandwich & other examples of P.N.T (Perverse Number Theory)

2017. Paula Gillen's Head Trip: The 80s

2016. John Porter's CineScenes: Documentary Portraits of Alternative Film Scenes - Toronto and Beyond - 1978-2015

2015. Improper Names - Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

2015. Krylon Underground 1984-1992

2014. Confessions of a Failed Egoist

2013. Incite Journal of Experimental Media Issue #4 Exhibition Guide

2013. The OPEN SPACE magazine (issue 15/16; fall 2013/winter 2014)

2013. Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hactivism and the Business of Social Networking

2013. Anti-Media - Ephemera on Speculative Arts

2013. SIX x ATE catalog

2013. Artpool - The Experimental Art Archive of East-Central Europe

2012. Baltimore Sounds - An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Baltimore Area Pop Musicians, Bands and Recordings 1950-2000 (2nd edition)

2011. OVO 20 Juven(a/i)lia

2010. The OPEN SPACE magazine (issue 12/13; fall 2010/winter 2011)

2010. Amazing Letters - The Life and Art of David Zack

2010. a HUNDRED POSTERS

2010. A NEOIST RESEARCH PROJECT

2010. Lomholt Mail Art Archive, Fotowerke and Video Work

2009. HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) "Systems Management"

2008. Biennial 2008

2008. Vertov from Z to A

2007. Encylopaedia Destructica - Bumba IV

2006. Networking - The Net as Artwork

2006. footnotes

2005. Paula Gillen Photographs 1975-1985

2003. The Tradition Continues catalog from the PITTS3URGH BIENNIAL 03

2003. Not Necessarily NOT Very Important

2001. zines

2000. Sentieri Interrotti (Vanished Paths) - Crisi della rappresentazione e iconoclastia nelle arti dagli anni Cinquanta alla fine del secolo (Crisis of Representation and Destruction in the Arts from the 1950s to the End of the Century)

2000. A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (Second Edition)

1999. Rapid Eye Movement

1999. Big As Life - An American History of 8mm Film

1999. Time Lapse Emotional Study

1998. Poesie Totale

1998. Flaming Creature

1997. Anonymous Family Reunion

1997. Link

1997. Neoismus

1997. The House of Nine Squares

1996. of(f) the w.w.web

1996. 5 JAHRE ATELIERGEMEINSCHAFT MILCHHOF

1996. the improvisor

1995. Neoism, Plagiarism & Praxis

1994. Beneath the Underground

1994. X 94 - junge kunst + kultur catalog

1994. Revelation X - The "Bob"Apocryphon

1993. Members Only catalog

1993. On Edge - Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century

1993. A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, etc..

1992. Reactionary Muddle America

1992. Cassette Mythos

1991. Telepathy Receptivity Training

1991. How to Write a Resumé - Volume II: Making a Good First Impression (2nd edition)

1991. Neoist Manifestos / The Art Strike Papers

1991. Performance Au/In Canada 1970-1990

1990. More News of the Weird

1989. SEMIOTEXT(E) SF

1989. The Fringes of Reason - A Whole Earth Catalog

1989. Re/Search: Modern Primitives

1989. ottotole

1989. How to Write a Resumé - Volume II: Making a Good First Impression (1st edition)

1988. Cinematograph

1988. Yet Another Slow-Burning Feast of a Few Months' Mischief in the U.K., Maybe (A Partial(ly) Epistolary Account of Non-Non & Non-Participation, Maybe)

1988. The Assault on Culture Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War

1988. High Weirdness by Mail

1987. Re/Search: Pranks!

1986. Neoism Now

1986. The Abolition of Work and other essays

1985. the 9th neoist festival

1984. APT 8

1984. the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E book

1983. Falling Annual Livingroom Video Festspiel 83 catalog

1983. The Book of the SubGenius

1982. The Neoist Network's First European Training Camp

1981. DOC(K)S

1978. Michael's Hospital Art therapy book 4 ALFRED

1977. t he bk, t he referent 4 wch consists of, t he non-materialized transparent punch-outs from a letter/whatever stencil

1971. Totem

1970. Totem

1969. Totem

 

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to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's presence in the Visual Music Village

for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH

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