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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Black Cat Publishing (De Agostini Group)

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What We Learned This Week: Facebook Goes Video, Film Comes Back

This week we learned that humanity - which is to say all those people on Facebook - are facing a future without words. Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, recently got the web's attention by predicting that the social network could be "all video" within five years. Not everyone agrees, though. In other trend news, we noted this week that film is having an unexpected resurgence. Hollywood's big-name directors want to shoot on film, as do a new generation of fashion photographers who think analog is more authentic than digital.

MAP Spotlight: Telling the Stories of Exonerated Prisoners

Chicago-based photographer and filmmaker Andy Goodwin  was recruited by the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law to help promote awareness of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, a group of attorneys and students who work to help free innocent people from prison. “With complete creative freedom, I chose six exonerated people to photograph and interview for a motion project,” says Goodwin, who is an MAP reader. “The time I spent with each of these good people was incredibly moving and a powerful lesson in how our flawed system can so quickly imprison those without adequate defense.”

Friday notePad: 06.24.2016

June 25, 28, 29 Summer Art Book Pop-Up Shop. Petzel Editions, including recent volumes on Asger Jorn, Nicola Tyson, Seth Price, Walead Beshty, Sean Landers, and more. Petzel, 456 West 18th Street, NY, NY. Saturday, June 25, 8 pm; Sunday, June 26, 6 & 8 pm The Nouveau Classical Project presents Mysterium Novum,an immersive art installation and concert experience inspired by synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon where stimulation of on...

Latin American Fotografia: Mauricio Rodriguez

New York City-based photographer Mauricio Rodriguez's "One Community" series explores a complex question: "In a world in which we must contend with labels, misconceptions, and discrimination, what are the cultural markers that most strongly define our sense of community?" asks Rodriguez. His answer comes in the form a dazzling multiple exposures that recontextualize stereotypes. The work was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 3 competition.

Illustrator Profile - Hannah K. Lee: "Being an interesting person makes you an interesting artist"

Hannah K. Lee is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and zine creator who also works as a senior designer at Nautilus magazine. She draws her work by hand, "with all kinds of tools," and then adds color digitally. Lee has illustrated and designed an elegant and artful series of zines, and also creates vibrant lettering and typography. Her advice to artists staring out: "Finding your voice is far more important than finding a style."