IN CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN SIMONS
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL, 12NOON
ST PETER'S CHURCH, LINLITHGOW
Analog Sea are an offline publisher of printed books. We have been proud stockists and cheerleaders for their beautiful collections for many years. We also admire their ethos, and are thrilled to welcome their founding editor Jonathan Simons to Linlithgow for an in-depth conversation that will critique our modern digital culture, and celebrate the multi-sensual, physical reality of books as printed objects.
We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Simons, founding editor of offline publishing house Analog Sea. Jonathan will read from Analog Sea’s newly published fourth edition of The Analog Sea Review and discuss offline culture and publishing in the digital age. Analog Sea was founded in 2018 as a resolutely offline press, based on the conviction that books should be traded between human beings rather than via robots and algorithms.
The publisher’s award-winning literary journal, The Analog Sea Review, an annual anthology of carefully curated new and old writing with colour artwork, is available exclusively through physical independent bookshops.
In his “Offline Manifesto,” published in the third issue of The Analog Sea Review, Jonathan describes Analog Sea’s activities as “a search-and-rescue mission for a special kind of individual, endangered yet essential should we wish to preserve truth and beauty through another dark age. […] Eliminate the dreamers and we fall too easily for fascism and war. How desperately we need the strength to dream and the artists and thinkers to show us how.”
Turn your phones off, or better yet, leave them at home, and join us for a special afternoon of inspiring readings and thought-provoking discussion about how to nurture contemplation, culture, and community in our technology-saturated world.
Don't Let The Robots Get You Down!
Tickets are £8
This event will be available on zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.