The Future of the Book

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Two art professors at Eastern Michigan University are exploring what a book is and what it will be in the future in their Open Book Project, which has thus far involved an exhibition, a 248-page book, and workshops where artists imagine the forms books of the future could take. The project aims to get people to move past simplistic ideas about books and wants everyone to realize that the debate isn’t really about digital books versus paper books:

People don’t necessarily think about how digital and physical books are evolving together, or the implications of contemporary artists and designers’ explorations of digital, physical, and hybrid book media.


Kathryn Sukalich is a Wisconsin native living in Oregon. She received an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. You can find her online at kathrynsukalich.com. More from this author →