The UNBOUND: Speculations on the Future of the Book event will be taking place from Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM to Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM. This symposium explores the future potential of the book by engaging practitioners and performers of this versatile technology to ask some key questions: is the book an artifact on its deathbed or a mutable medium transitioning into future forms? What shape will books of the future take? Grounded in this technology’s history, we will reflect critically on possible futures, promises, and challenges of the book, showcasing practices by writers and artists, putting them in conversation with scholars and thinkers from across the disciplines who are framing discourse and questions about book-related technotexts. This symposium hopes to foster a lively discussion where audience members participate and invoke their multiple perspectives of the book. This is a free event; register through Eventbrite. For more information, visit http://futurebook.mit.edu/.
UNBOUND: Speculations on the Future of the Book, May 3-4
April 26, 2012