How Books Are Fighting Back in the Digital Age

Speakers

Erin Roberts

Zombies Run!

Akala

Akala

This panel of writers, publishers and future-thinkers will examine ways in which books are attempting to compete, re-imagine and revitalise storytelling in the digital age. As live-streaming, gaming, podcasts, and on-demand tv compete for our attention, what new kinds of reading experiences will take us back to the unique pleasures of the book? What part can new immersive technologies like VR, MR and AR play and how can books help shape our digital future? The panel will explore new partnerships developing between writers, tech and the book publishing industry and will discuss how new audiences are being introduced to the work of emerging and established writers through advances in digital technology.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate