talk at brooklyn college library 06.02.2007, 7:36 PM
posted by ben vershbow
If you're in the New York area, this Wednesday I'll be giving a talk at an event organized by the Brooklyn College Library called "It's All About the Book." Also speaking will be Jason Epstein, one of the all-time great innovators in print publishing, and founder most recently of On Demand Books. Talks will be followed by a tour of "books as art" installations by a number of local artists, curators and librarians. It promises to be an interesting event, well worth the trek to Flatbush.
susan thomas on June 6, 2007 11:49 PM:
Ben's pithy presentation at Brooklyn College was stimulating and fabulous. Ben, you're a natural speaker and should go on tour! I appreciate your deep and wide knowledge of book related digital subjects. Loved that Moby Dick movie! Thanks for informing and educating me--and doing it with style and verve!
Regine Houghteling on June 7, 2007 9:49 PM:
Dear Ben Vershbow,
Your presentation at Brooklyn College yesterday was really good. It introduced so many new ideas to me and also made me wish I was inside the futureofthebook zeitgeist with you smart fellows.
I just graduated from Pratt Library School (getting better and less old-fashioned-book-identified by the minute) and I work at a small public library in Hastings (I often teach older people and immigrants how to set up email accounts to this day.)
I want the job at futureofthebook where you weed out the cranks and kooks from the books in progress blogs. I find this concept of yours to be such a brilliant take on collaborative writing and it also addresses the isolation of writers which can be crippling---without destroying the crucial solitude.
And, do you really think kids are reading when they "chat" and "myspace" each other? Those comments I glimpse on my kids screens sure ain't Moby Dick!
You should have a "branch" in all the boroughs and counties around---
Thanks again for the engaging presentation.