Books Flying

Conversation: The Future of Reading at Stanford University

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Free and open to the public

How are digital platforms changing our engagement with books? How can we create digital texts that rival the material sophistication of the printed book? As the definition of reading changes in the network era, are we changing the definition of the self, the humanities, and knowledge itself? How will game mechanics, play, and performance shape the future of reading?

On May 12-14 at Stanford University, renowned authors, musicians, journalists, artists and scholars will answer these questions and others as they collaboratively write and publish a book on The Future of Reading in just three days, as part of the Center for Science and the Imagination’s Sprint Beyond the Book project. The book sprint is an experiment in the future of the book as a collaborative, performative, and playful exercise. Join the authors for this public conversation to explore the Future of Reading.

Speakers will include:

-Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University
-David Rothenberg, experimental musician and professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
-Eileen Gunn, science fiction author and publisher of The Infinite Matrix
-Mark Algee-Hewitt, associate director of the Literary Lab and research associate in the Department of English at Stanford University
-Dan Gillmor, professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and a columnist for The Guardian and Mediactive

To learn more about the project, visit Need help finding Margaret Jacks Hall? Visit this page for a map, or check out the Stanford University Campus Map.

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