BiB VIII: The Edge of Storytelling

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2017 Focus: Voices of Change

Books in Browsers VIII will take place in San Francisco.
Dates and venue: 26-27 October 2017, with location tbd!

Books in Browsers LogoThis year we will focus on how changing expressions of art and media can forge stories that arc towards social change and engagement. Our fundament will be an exploration of how we can contribute voice to people and perspectives that would otherwise be muffled or submerged by oppression or negligence.

By examining the use of data and narrative, BiB VIII will examine how new media combined with new experiences can create new understanding. Another critical element of 2017’s theme is the creator’s struggle to obtain an authentic voice, particularly when we speak with and for communities of which we are not members. We will also be addressing how to bring more people in touch with the technology, skills, and platforms they need to tell their own stories, particularly when they are emerging from disenfranchised environments.

Speakers: Our tentative list includes: Caroline Sinders, Adelle Lin, Sands Fish, Liat Berdugo, Kawandeep Virdee, Melanie Hoff, Lam Thuy Vo, Jenny Odell, and others.

Books in Browsers is produced and sponsored by UC Davis and the Frankfurt Book Fair, with assistance from swissnex San Francisco and the Goethe Institut.