Future of the Book of the Future

THE BOOK AS interface, the changing interface of collected thought... what is the future of the book? With the computer revolution fast fulfilling its promise to make society rethink the book, it is time for a good long look at the book.

The Future of Book of the Future is an exploration and visualization of the book by artists, writers, thinkers, historians, and history makers. The subject is not whether books have a future, but what new forms they will take. How will the future book continue to manifest creativity and disseminate knowledge? Gail Rubini and Conrad Gleber have canvassed writers, and historians as well as the art world for individual interpretations of the book throughout history and for posterity. The resulting project examines the many faceted ideas of the book and its contributions in culture and knowledge. The Future of the Book of the Future attempts to discuss whether generations to come will continue to recognize the book as the interface of collected thought and the catalyst for cultural change or regard it after the turn of this century as a quaint, yellowing dinosaur.


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