Future of the book lecture

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My guest lecture to a class of Visual Communication Design students studying "The future of the book". The lecture was at Massey University on 9 May 2012. …

My guest lecture to a class of Visual Communication Design students studying "The future of the book". The lecture was at Massey University on 9 May 2012.

My brief was to speak from a "reader’s perspective, and a co-producers too!"

Notes, links at: http://bit.ly/future-of-books

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  • 1. a perspective, and a co-producers too! a reader’sStephen Blyth Guest lecture: “The future of the book?” 9th May 2012 Massey University, Wellington
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  • 3. 1. Overloading is rife b
  • 4. b1. Overloading is rife 2. Everyone has something to add
  • 5. b1. Overloading 3. What is is rife a book? 2. Everyone has something to add
  • 6. b1. Overloading 3. What is is rife a book? Anti-conclusion 2. Everyone has something to add
  • 7. 1. Overloading is rife c
  • 8. 3 4 51 2 7 6
  • 9. When do I fit reading in? Quantity UnconsumedOur books Hundreds UnknownOur friends’ books Thousands Too many to count
  • 10. d
  • 11. When do I fit reading in? Quantity UnconsumedBooks (ours, others’) Hundreds UnknownMedia consuming/producing devices Apple laptop Back-up drive 500GB Apple desktop 500GB HP laptop 300GB iPod classic 80GB Dell desktop 80GB Apple laptop iPod nano 40GB Argh!! 40GB Acer tablet 8GB USB drives (4) 8GB Kindle 4GB Nokia phones (2) 3GB 1GB 1577GB
  • 12. Always on, always connected2000 1500 1000 500 2006 2012 0 1995 2001 1984 1990 1974 1979 1968 GB
  • 13. Always on, always connected
  • 14. Always on, always connected 198916 KB
  • 15. Always on, always connected 1989 199616 KB 2 GB
  • 16. Always on, always connected 1989 1996 200116 KB 2 GB 20 GB
  • 17. Always on, always connected 1989 1996 2001 201216 KB 2 GB 20 GB 1577 GB
  • 18. When do I fit reading in? Quantity UndevouredBooks (ours, others’) Hundreds UnknownMedia consuming/producing devices 1577GB Argh!!Podcasts 7 30 hoursAudiobooks 11 47 hoursCDs/ LPs/ MP3s 400/85/000s 0 hoursDVDs 31 43 hoursHard-drive recorder 250GB Today, 19 hoursFree to air radio, TV A handful Endless
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  • 20. f
  • 21. Themindful use of digital mediadoesn’t happenautomatically.
  • 22. Breathe!! Bre ath e !!
  • 23. 1. Attention is precious g
  • 24. h 2. Everyone hassomething to add
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  • 36. 2. Makers,alone together
  • 37. i 3. What is a book?
  • 38. C: it th ib wi xh reE a es” “h er ey amb
  • 39. C: it th ib wi xh reE a es” “h er ey amb
  • 40. C: it th ib wi xh reE a es” “h er ey amb
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  • 44. j D: it wo ib f t xh le o E ta “a citi es” Kindle version
  • 45. D: it4: wo b ibit f t ies” xhi le o cit E xhta two ” ns E f es a o istidicke“a ta“e lc l e yc har b
  • 46. : t D wo bi f t hi oEx tale ” a “ cit ies
  • 47. : t D wo bi f t hi oEx tale ” a “ cit ies
  • 48. k stories 3. I love books , in every form
  • 49. Anti-conclusion
  • 50. Three questions?
  • 51. Three questions? Would Iturn back the clockand give my ebooks back?
  • 52. Three questions? Would Iturn back the clockand give my ebooks Are ebooks back? and real books the same? Substitutable?
  • 53. Three questions? Would Iturn back the clockand give my ebooks Are ebooks back? and real books the same? Substitutable? Do I expect my children’s grandchildren to read real books?
  • 54. Enough!! l
  • 55. mReferenceshttp://bit.ly/future-of-books Stephen Blyth http://commonknowledge.net.nz
  • 56. Credits: flickr.com/photos/.... a /penelopejonze h /avelino_maestas b /mafleen i /jstar c /stephenr j /ndench d /metamorphic2009 k /madamfou e /essgee l /yakoshka f /judybaxter m /pedromourapinheiro g /jimnix Stephen Blyth http://commonknowledge.net.nz