if:book london announces Fictional Stimulus 06.02.2009, 9:54 PM
posted by bob stein
this is cross-posted from Bookfutures, the blog of Chris Meade, the director of IF:Book London
IF:BOOK ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST FICTIONAL STIMULUS
At last an end to those bored bookgroup blues!
You love books but are interested if sceptical about what ebooks, iPhones and laptops might do for literature? Re-ignite your passion for reading this summer - make sure you get if:book's FICTIONAL STIMULUS, an amazing experience in digital reading which will be delivered to you by email, download, webpages and post in six segments and added extra bits.
EXPERIENCE THE STORIES OF TOMORROW TODAY!
Presented by novelist Kate Pullinger, including new writing by Cory Doctorow, Naomi Alderman, Kate Pullinger and poetry from Jacob Polley, Daljit Nagra, Eva Salzman plus new media renderings of classics by Rudyard Kipling, Williams Blake, Shakespeare and more, the FICTIONAL STIMULUS is an introduction to the future of reading in the 21st Century and beyond.
Produced by if:book, featuring newly commissioned work from our groundbreaking project MOTFOTHOTBOOK (Museum of the Future of the History of the Book) and designed by Toni Le Busque, the FICTIONAL STIMULUS is for bookgroups and individual readers who know what they love about books, and want to see what might be gained from new ways of reading.
The FICTIONAL STIMULUS includes a signed limited edition handmade 'menu', a complete downloadable ebook and links to a range of specially commissioned litchbits from writers asked to imagine the future of stories.
The FICTIONAL STIMULUS will give you plenty of fodder for a fantastic bookgroup or discussion with friends, and there's the chance to WIN A PRIZE by sending in your own stories, poems and opinions on the future of reading.
to sign up either leave an email in the comments section here or on the Bookfutures page
Posted by bob stein on June 2, 2009 9:54 PM
Bobby Graham on June 24, 2009 10:18 PM:
Hi - I'm interested in receiving your Fictional Stimulus. I'm a keen supporter of e- and ibooks.
toofarm on June 24, 2009 10:35 PM:
Sounds good, sing me up
Tom on June 25, 2009 5:23 PM:
Sign me up; sounds great!
David Wood on June 25, 2009 11:03 PM:
I am currently doing research on the future demise of the printed book and would very much like to experience your take on Fictional Stimulus.
emily knowell on July 1, 2009 2:05 PM:
can't help but read an article with "book" and "stimulus" in the description.
Luna Park on July 7, 2009 11:57 AM:
Please sign Luna Park up for the fictional stimulus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Morlette Lindsay on September 23, 2009 10:33 AM:
I attended The Guardian Reading Conference and heard Chris Meade speak there and would like to sign up!