The Book Lab

Rolex Learning Center
From July 5 to July 11 – 7am to 12am

Opening: Friday, July 4th, from 5pm to 7pm

Where do you think books will go in the future as objects, as art, and as vehicles for knowledge sharing?

From digitalization to how fonts are used, swissnex San Francisco’s The Book Lab showcases projects from a new generation of artists that all probe the next chapter for the book.

Take an experimental journey from paper to code with Back in Black, a project that translates a magazine article for the digital medium. Imagine tools that empower familiar books to provide visualizations and generative designs in Basil.js, dive into a spatial story where you decide how it unfolds, and much much more.

This exhibition is curated by swissnex San Francisco and is part of the international conference Digital Humanities 2014, hosted jointly by University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Supporting partners: Pro Helvetia, HEAD Genève, Cultural Affairs EPFL, and Mémoire Vive. 

An earlier version of The Book Lab was shown in San Francisco in October 2013 as part of Futures of the Book.

Free access.

→ swissnex San Francisco web page