A Vade Mecum of Urgent Editing
The experimental (and experiential) essay ‘A Vade Mecum of Urgent Editing’ by Miriam Rasch, offers some ideas on what the role of the editor could be, conceived from the perspective of urgent publishing.
Miriam Rasch is a writer, researcher, and lecturer, and was project lead for the two-year research project Making Public. She works as research coordinator at the Willem de Kooning Academy, after having worked at the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) for eight years. She’s also a freelance critic and essayist. Her book on life in post-digital times, Zwemmen in de oceaan: Berichten uit een postdigitale wereld, was published in 2017 by De Bezige Bij. In 2018 Shadowbook: Writing Through the Digital 2014–2018 was released, an (open access) collection of experimental essays. In May 2020, Frictie: Ethiek in tijden van dataïsme, her book on data ethics and the possibilities of deautomation came out. It was awarded the Socrates Cup for the best philosophical book of the year.