The second volume in our annual series on The Future of Text, which is published alongside our annual Symposium.
FOREWORD by Ismail Serageldin, founder of the modern Library of Alexandria
CONTRIBUTIONS by Alexandra Saemmer • Ann Bessemans • Barbara Tversky • Robert E. “Bob” Horn • Bob Stein • Brendan Langen • Daniel Berleant • Daveed Benjamin • Erik Vlietinck • Fabian Wittel & David Felsmann • Fabio Brazza • Faith Lawrence • Imogen Reid • Jad Esber • Jamie Joyce • Jay Hooper • Jeffrey Chan • Jessica Rubart • Joe Devlin • John Hockenberry • Jonathan Finn • Karl Hebenstreit, Jr. • Kyle Booten • Lesia Tkacz • Luc Beaudoin • Mark Anderson • Megan Ma • Niels Ole Finnemann • Peter Wasilko • Philippe Bootz • Rafael Nepô • Richard A. Carter • Rob Haisfield • Sam Brooker • Sam Winston • Sarah Walton • Stephen Fry • Tim Brookes • Vinton G. Cerf • Yohanna Joseph Waliya
Frode Alexander Hegland is on a mission to augment the future of text. He is the creator & editor of the celebrated new book The Future of Text, is currently building Augmented Text software for macOS and will hosts the annual Future of Text Symposium. When he is not quoting Hamilton he is most likely ‘flywing’ around the house with his 3 ½ year old son Edgar.
This is the second volume of 'Future of Text' contributions. For those interested in Text as a whole as opposed to a particular use, this—and its companion volume 1—are a stimulating set of (short) essays on text for some 40 contributors with varied perspectives; some well known, others not. As we transition from the paper/print age to the digital age, this will not be without effect on (the future of) text and the contributions offer lots of views on this. The overall document, in its PDF form is also an exploratory exercise in the challenges of textual preservation in the post-paper age.
Disclaimer: I contributed to this book, but I'm *not* rating my content/contribution.