[artinfo] I Read Where I Am, Exploring New Information Cultures

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Wed May 18 10:49:11 CEST 2011


Read Where I Am contains visionary texts about the future of reading 
and the status of the word. We read anytime and anywhere. We read of 
screens, we read out on the streets, we read in the office but less 
and less we read a book at home on the couch. We are, or are 
becoming, a different type of reader. The question remains which 
shape will it take and what experience does one want? To answer all 
these (and other) questions we have asked people from different 
backgrounds, subject to the aforementioned changes, to think about 
these issues.
I Read Where I Am collects 82 diverse observations, inspirations and 
critical notes by journalists, designers, researchers, politicians, 
philosophers and many others.

* How will we grapple with compressed narratives and the fluid 
bombardment of text?
* What are the dialectics between image and word?
* How will our information machines generate new reading cultures?
* Can reading become a live, mobile social experience?

Text/authors: Arie Altena, Henk Blanken, Andrew Blauvelt, Erwin Blom, 
James Bridle, Max Bruinsma & 76 other authors
Editors: Mieke Gerritzen, Geert Lovink, Minke Kampman
isbn: 978-90-78088-55-4   17,50 euros

All texts also online available here: http://www.ireadwhereiam.com/

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