How will people read in the future? What will books look and feel like? How will publishers adjust in the face of technological upheaval? In what new ways will authors engage with their readers? CSI is collaborating with Intel® Labs on a number of creative interventions and research projects to explore the future of books, reading, writing and publishing.
Our first collaborative project was Sprint Beyond the Book, an ambitious experiment that teamed up novelists, scholars, digital publishers and journalists to create a digital book featuring original writing, video and images in just 72 hours. From October 9-11, 2013, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we wrote, edited and assembled a collaboratively written book about the future of publishing.
The book, Beyond the Book, also features crowdsourced text and video responses to a variety of questions about the future of books and publishing collected through the project’s website. It was created using a collaborative media platform, currently in prototype form at Intel® Labs. The book is free to read and share, and is available now at the Sprint Beyond the Book website. Beyond the Book is a living document, so check back frequently for updates and enhancements!