Manifold publishing platform

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Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, has launched in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.

"...the real key to Manifold,... is that it gives authors an option of working “live.” Some projects will be iterative, meaning they will develop before readers’ eyes and be shaped by their comments. A handful of such projects are already listed on the platform, promising to explore the history of media arts labs and viral news in 19th-century U.S. newspapers, among other topics. "

Source: Carl Strausheim, "Manifold Uses," Inside Higher Ed, April 7, 2017,


2 books are already published:

The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientification by Hugo Gernsback. Edited by Grant Wythoff

Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames by Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux

There is at least one history project:

 Going the Rounds: Virality in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers