In this ever more digital age, with our iPhones, iPads, Kindles, apps and ebooks, the idea of printing on paper and binding the leaves together could soon become obsolete. Multimedia storytelling collective Sojournposse will looking at the future of the printed book at an Inspiration Room event as part of the London Design Festival. In this new era of digital downloads, what is the future of storytelling? Are we ready for a life without books? A pool of book publishers, designers and multimedia storytellers gather together at this seminar to try and determine; whatever is to become of books?
There’s also a short viral video to accompany the seminar, in which digital anthropologists Juliano Spyer and Cosimo Lupo have constructed Homer, a book scanner constructed of everyday objects, creating scanned material that is readable on an iPad or computer as searchable PDF and text. Homer, a digital nod to the Gutenberg press, will also be on display at the event.