This is an on going project using desktop scanners as video cameras. As you increase the resolution of a scan the time is takes for that scan is also increased. This led me to conceive of the scanner bed as a video time line.
As the scanner's RGB or CMYK sensors move along I also move (or not.) Over time I developed a sense for the process and movements that would yield interesting images. In some ways this process is more like blindly shooting a reel of film, there is no viewfinder and I can't see the "shot" until the scan is finished.
Eventually I took advantage of the high quality images that these long performances were yielding by extracting small squares (or pixels) of information and enlarging them 50 - 100x. The final images were printed on large format Epson printers. I am currently working on a book version of this project, which will be a "revised edition" of the original source material. (All scans were taken from a copy of The New York Public Library's Student Desk Reference I received from my Grand mother when I was a child. ) I am using blurb.com to make the book.