The Bookless Future?

 The Bookless Future ?

Speculative Design 

This piece offers critical reflection on the fate of analogue books in an increasingly digital age. The piece inhabits a future where analogue books are no longer in mass production. As such, traditional books have become a collectors item, which only the fortunate can own and experience.The vast majority of society can therefore only experience how information was traditionally accessed via a museum exhibition, with the precious artefacts secured behind a transparent barrier.The scenario was identified by researching the existing circumstances that effect library services such as budget cuts and the introduction of digital devices for reading.

Exhibited at A Room for Discussion, Castlefield Gallery 2014