Saturday 26 March, 17:30

BookCamp 2011 session: Hybrid novels: publishing design and reading experience

In this session we want to explore various unconventional  possibilities for a type of printed book the tradition of which has been basically textual. We are focusing on the exploration of fiction and essay. We aim to explore the environment of conventionally textual and discursive publishing. We want to know if a hybrid text continues to constitute a book and can be read as such or if a different communication area is created. We want to get to the bottom of the graphic mechanisms that are usual to visual narrative and hybrid novels. We want to know if the conventional book which has remained basically unaltered since, in the fourth century, rolls of papyrus adopted the form of sewn pages, is now a perfect format or if this format can be altered and improved. We want to check if this hybridizing is really the answer to the needs that must cover the contemporary practice of publishing, if it is the way that publishing communications must be acquired at this moment in history.

Coordinated by María Serrano and Alberto Hernández
The Present Continuous, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Open Science, Psi Particle, Art Now, Eco Factor, Emerging Culture, Cybersphere, New Activism
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