R&D: a low-end rich media publication

Part showcase, part recipebook, this publication is a blog-like overview of works by Dennis de Bel and Roel Roscam Abbing. In the almost 200 pages of R&D: a low-end rich media publication their prototypes, try-outs and designs, which they created during a two year collaboration, make a playful case to rethink and reconsider media and communications technologies.

Swiping through its pages you can find designs for DIY smartphones, a guide on making internet connections via a walkie-talkie and experiments in feline filesharing. Besides a project documentation, the book functions as a tool to literally develop and etch your own electronic circuit boards. As we favor the obsolete and the inefficient, the book comes with a complimentary optical disk (read-only) featuring inclusive bonus material such as the source code, electronics schematics and a digital edition of the publication.

With support from WORM Rotterdam, Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Rotterdam, Mondrian Fund.