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The future of the book in Bristol

By Martin Booth, Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Eight collaborations concerning the future of the book will be explored in detail in Bristol over the next three months, with funded research and development potentially discovering the next big thing in publishing. The Books & Prints Sandbox projects will use new technologies to revolutionise the written word.

Projects include dancers transforming a quiet library to writers responding to real time train journeys with the help of cult author Neil Gaiman, to exploring the use of behavioural psychology to gather local news.

“In a time when the publishing industry continues to be put under pressure to change because of new creation and distribution channels, the strength of the collaborations and the focus on narrative and writing within the group is particularly rewarding,” says executive producer Clare Reddington.

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“Over the next three months, these projects will explore the many opportunities for the written word in a digital age and I can’t wait to see what they will produce.”

www.react-hub.org.uk/books-and-print-sandbox

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