BiB: The Edge of Storytelling

November 2-3, 2017 — Berkeley, California

The smartest room in the business, always.
– CEO Michael Tamblyn, Rakuten Kobo

2017 Focus: The Voices of Change

Books in Browsers VIII will take place on the UC Berkeley campus.
Dates and venue: 2-3 November 2017, at CITRIS Headquarters!

(Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society)

Books in Browsers LogoIn 2017 BiB will focus on how changing expressions of art and media can forge stories that encourage social change and engagement. By examining how we use data and narrative, we will explore how storytellers can contribute voice to people and perspectives that would otherwise be muffled or submerged by oppression and negligence.

A critical component 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.

Our speaker list includes: Lauren Bowker (T H E U N S E E N), plus 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.

Our conference location is the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall, on the north side of the UC Berkeley campus.