Friday, August 13, 2010

A Bookfuturist Manifesto

"A Bookfuturist Manifesto." The Atlantic / Tim Carmody.
Washington: The Atlantic Online, August 11th 2010.
"Bookfuturism turns out to be not just about books as such, but a kind of aesthetic and culture of reading, literacy, history, in connection with (only rarely in opposition to) other kinds of media culture. And reading here would also obviously include newspapers and magazines, and even things like maps and advertisements and data visualizations, plus whatever's displayed on the different screens most of us look at all day at home or work. What does it mean to live in this hyperliterate world? How do we make sense of it?"