Events > Artist Talk/Lecture

10 May 2014

Mercedes Bunz: On Digitalization of Publishing and the Future of the Book


Driven by digitalization, publishing is changing. On the one hand, exciting formats like collaborative writing, liquid books, and books sprints create new and fascinating possibilities of creating together when producing books. On the other hand, we can’t deny that the role of the book has changed now as the internet is the centre of the public sphere, and search and wikipedia are at the heart of contemporary knowledge. What does this mean for books, and what new forms of publications are out there? Dr. Mercedes Bunz, the director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab of the Leuphana University, Germany will present an introduction to their findings.

Dr. Mercedes Bunz is a lecturer and writer on digital media. She is the director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University, Germany which explores academic publishing in the digital age, and has been the technology reporter of The Guardian. Her book The Silent Revolution. How digitalization is transforming knowledge, work, journalism, and politics without making too much noise has just been published with Palgrave Macmillan.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut. Mercedes Bunz will be participating at Digifest 2014 on May 9 with a keynote on “Sharing Economy”.


1: Mercedes Bunz: poster.
2: Mercedes Bunz portrait.

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