ONE PITFALL of living digitally is failing to create things your grandchildren can hold. I need to deal with that shortcoming by adding an analogue production process to my life.
In this regard, Flickr has affirmed its role. For years, I've been using Flickr's add-ons to produce handsome hard cover books. Normally, I produce a book a season with glossy images of children growing up and give the books to grandparents who can see the pages without using eyeglasses. I've stopped sending the books directly to the grandparents because they occasionally object to the 40 or 50 euro cost. But that's what you pay for a hard cover, glossy art book.
Next month, perhaps during an event called #FeBOOary, I'll extract cover art from several hundred of my past audio clips and shovel them into the Audioboo set on Flickr. If my social media students participate in the community #FeBOOary project, I will curate their cover art and produce a book that an external evaluator can use while listening to their three minute audio clips.
Should you be interested in joining the fray, I recommend reading the thread emerging in the Audio community on Google Plus. Some very creative people have indicated theirinterest in answering overhead questions posed by the organiser of the 2014 #FeBOOary initiative.