Bookhack. Booktube & Co: Digital Reading Culture

Book Hack Workshop with Dorothee Birke (NTNU)

LCE is organising a Book Hack workshop on reading in the age of
Youtube with Dorothee Birke (NTNU). The event will take place on Zoom, and
registration is now open for all MA-students in Media Aesthetics and Screen Cultures.

We often hear that in the age of the digitalization, people no longer read
books. What this juxtaposition of 'online culture' and “book culture” ignores,
however, is the fact that there is a growing group of readers who combine
'old' and 'new' media practices and use social media to structure and
communicate their lives as book afficionados.

In this workshop, we will take a closer look at this 'bookish' online culture.
We will situate it in a larger media-ecological framework and discuss the
opportunities and limitations of its typical engagements with books and
reading. Moreover, we will share and discuss their own experiences with the
impact digitalization and social media have on their own reading practices.

Register for the event here:

Important information:
The workshop will be organised via Teams and Zoom. Please fill out the
registration form by 4 November 12:00 AM if you wish to participate. We ask
you to watch two short lecture videos and complete an assignment in
preparation for the workshop. For the assignment, you will make your own short
video. The lecture videos and instructions for the assignment can be found in
the Book Hack Teams group. After you fill out the registration form, you will
receive an invitation to join the group.


Tags: Workshop, Digital Humanities
Published Nov. 4, 2020 11:47 AM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2020 11:47 AM