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Bookcamp

 

Bookcamp is a user-generated conference sponsored by Penguin UK and focussed on books and book-like technologies. The purpose of Bookcamp will be to consider the future of the Book as an object and examine it's ongoing role as a delivery mechanism for stories, information and entertainment. Participants and self-selected guests will choose the agenda for the day, forming breakup groups to discuss and potentially create future book technologies.

 

Our plan is for this to be a day of talking and doing - examining the role of the book as an object and as a delivery mechanism for content. We're inviting authors, typographers, cover designers, printers, technologists, retailers, literary agents, publishers and geeks to come along and consider if and how technology can transform and perhaps improve on The Book. Will print on demand mean the end of the bookshop? Will ebook technology allow everyone to be their own publisher? Will printed books go the way of vinyl and become collectors objects? Are games the new novels? And does format matter or, to paraphrase Berry Gordy, is it what in the groove that counts?

 

In Barcamp tradition we plan to keep the day pretty open and user-generated though we have thought about creating themed strands such as design, technology, storytelling, social reading and writing.

 

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