Workshop: Making hybrid publications using Git and web technologies

As part of the Humans and IT research programme (HIT), Digital Aesthetics Research Center (DARC) has invited Stéphanie Vilayphiou and Gijs de Heij from OSP (Open Source Publishing) to give a workshop regarding hybrid publications.


This special mode of publishing is based on Git as a version-control system, managing changes to documents, computer programs, large websites and other collection of information and materials. Git is commonly used for software tracking and code repository, but with a potential to consider it as a publication platform that can run and customize software. As such, we are interested to think about how Git can contribute to knowledge production and academic publication especially incorporating software and source. In this way, the workshop will exlore how practitioners and scholars (artist, designer, researchers, software developers) work with Git, and especially how the Git system could be considered as a publication platform for epistemic inquiry and design collaboration. (No prior programming skills are required)


The workshop will be relevant for those who are interested in software studies, publishing, digital design, web design and development, collaborative design, open source culture and beyond.


Details as follow:



28 Oct 2019 (Monday): 0900-1400 (including breaks and lunch)



FREE but there is a limitation of max 15 participants. Priority will be given to faculty members and PhD students at Aarhus University .


Venue: Aarhus University, Helsingforsgade 14, Building 5347, Brandorff Lounge (Wiener 120), 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark


Registration: You will be contacted with detailed arrangement one week prior to the workshop. Deadline: 11 Oct 2019


Workshop description:

Since 2013, OSP makes printed publications with web technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript. The use of these technologies allows for new kinds of layout and new publication pipelines where multiple output formats (website, book, ebook) can be produced based on the same content. Paired with Git, a collaborative versioning tool, the content and design can be produced simultaneously by all partners in the project contrary to a linear production pipeline. We'll present projects developed by OSP and discuss how the use of Git and web interfaces allows us to set up a collaborative design and editing process with our commissioners.



OSP makes graphic design using only free and open source software. A caravan of practitioners from diverse fields, they design, program, research and teach. Working for print and web and its hybrids, OSP creates visual identities and digital utilities, always digging for a more intimate relation with their tools.


Organized by Winnie Soon ( and Geoff Cox (, Digital Aesthetics Research Center.


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