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16th December, 2015

Books and the Human, AHRC 10th Anniversary Debate

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16th December, 2015
18.00 - 20.30
Central Saint Martins, Platform Theatre, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C4AA

Image credit: “The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects, Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, 1967”​

Book your free ticket for the debate on the Platform Theatre website.

View the full programme of events and book a place on related activities on the Books and the Human web page.

University of the Arts London is delighted to be hosting this high profile debate which will take place at its Central Saint Martins campus. The Books and the Human debate is part of the AHRC 10th anniversary celebration series

The book in all its forms connects us to the past, captures the present and looks to the future. The intimate relationship between books and knowledge and between books and human beings is fundamental and crosses times and cultures. In an age when digital technologies and e-books in particular are challenging the traditional forms of the book, how do these changes impact on our relationship with it? What does the book as an idea, as a repository of information and as a physical object mean to us any longer? What does our changing relationship with the book say about ‘The Way We Live Now’?

A panel of distinguished speakers will approach the topic ‘the book’ through the various lenses of philosophy, history, politics, literature and creative practice (the making of books).

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