Do you find yourself getting a little out of sorts when yet another person asks you about the future of the book? If so, Gary Frost and Roy Kenagy have just the remedy for you!
Gary is Emeritus Conservator at the University of Iowa Libraries. Roy Kenagy is a consultant whose primary focus is on public library collections and services. The two have put together a workshop that addresses the persistent question of why and how the physical book will survive into the new century.
Two brief presentations on the cognitive and cultural functions of the book as artifact will be followed by an evocative hands-on exploration of all kinds of new books and old books; from the papyrus codex of late Antiquity to the hand held devices of today
Please join us for a thought-provoking conversation on a life-or-death topic: in what form(s) will the “book” survive?