Computer Science 597B
The Future of the Book
Fall 2011

Princeton University
Computer Science Department

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Course Summary

Print media underwent a revolution in the 1980s with the advent of desktop publishing. We are now experiencing a second revolution as books transition from physical objects into digital artifacts read on electronic readers. This shift offers several opportunities unavailable in the static print world: crowd-sourced content, augmented social reading experiences, multiple modalities and levels of detail, and dynamic or interactive illustrations.

In this seminar we will explore possible directions for the future of books through readings, invited guest interviews, and practical experimentation. The structure and flow of the seminar will be guided by the participants. While it is a graduate seminar it is open to undergrads.


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