University of Rochester

EVENT: Symposium on 'The Future of the Book'

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

March 15, 2007

Media scholars and experts in both digital and traditional publishing will gather to discuss the issues surrounding the use of digital technology in the book publishing industry. While the traditional bound book remains dominant, the methods of how books are written, published, read, sold, and archived have increasingly raised questions about the status of the book as a cultural artifact and symbolic object in this digital age.

The participants in this discussion include Kathleen Fitzpatrick, associate professor of English and media studies at Pomona College; Suzanne E. Guiod, editorial director of the University of Rochester Press; Daniel Simon, publisher and director for Seven Stories Press; and McKenzie Wark, associate professor of media and cultural studies at Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research.

A reception will follow this event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Green Lounge.

This symposium is part of the "The Future of the Archive in the Digital Age" series, one of the 10 projects funded by the Humanities Project, an initiative at the University of Rochester emphasizing the contributions of the humanities to academic and civic life.

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