Duane Bray, a partner at the design and innovation consultancy IDEO, and Robert Lenne, an Interaction Designer also from IDEO, share their vision for the future of the book. Could linking discussions and connecting readers change the way we experience our favorite stories?
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The book has stayed pretty much the same for over 500 years: a bunch of paper pages between covers. It’s been both finite and easily grasped. But our digitally-connected world is forcing us to re-imagine what books could be.
Participants in the program:
Bob Stein, founder and co-director of The Institute For the Future of the Book, New York.
James Bridle, writer, publisher, editor, technologist, London.
Hugh McGuire, founder of pressbooks and libravox, co-editor of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, Montreal.
Kylie Mirmohamadi, professor of English, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Sue Martin, professor of English, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
The internet has been around long enough now that it has a proper history, and it has started to produce media and artefacts that live in and comment on that history. James will be talking about his work with writing, books and wikipedia that hopes to explain and illuminate this temporal depth.
James Bridle is a publisher, writer and artist based in London, UK. He founded the print-on-demand classics press Bookkake and the e-book-only imprint Artists’ eBooks, and created Bkkeepr, a tool for tracking reading and sharing bookmarks, and Quietube, an accidental anti-censorship proxy for the Middle East. He makes things with words, books and the internet, and writes about what he does at booktwo.org.