Program

Futures of the Book is a week of discussions about the future of reading and writing in the digital age. It is organized as a partnership between the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Books in Browsers conference, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Goethe Institute, and swissnex San Francisco.


The Book Lab Exhibit
Take an experimental journey probing the role of books in the digital era.
When: Tuesday October 22 – Friday November 1, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Where: swissnex San Francisco


Transmedia SF Meetup
Transmedia SF kicks-off The Book Lab exhibition with a discussion around transmedia and books.
When: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: swissnex San Francisco


Creating Minds
A full day academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age.
When: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Where: UC Berkeley, Banatao Auditorium


Books in Browsers
A summit for the new generation of Internet publishers focusing on tools for online storytelling,
expression, and art.
When: Thursday October 24 - Friday October 25, 2013
Time: All day
Where: Internet Archive, San Francisco


Books in Browsers Hackday
Join fellow software engineers and designers to hack the traditional definition of a book and build
new digital interpretations.
When: Saturday October 26, 2013
Time: All day
Where: swissnex San Francisco



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