What if a book is no longer a physical object?


This publication is a reaction on the movie Fahrenheit 451 (1966) by François Truffaut. In this film we see a disturbing vision of a future in which books are outlawed and burned. The story is also about how television reduces knowledge to factoids and destroys interest in reading.

Nowadays we truly live in a constantly connected, multi-screen world. You can say that this 'screen culture' is totalitarian, a culture where books are preserved digitally through book reviews, readings and summaries on Youtube.

The result is a new, deobjectified reality. A virtual representation of a book, in which the spoken word is more important then the written.

Together with Ruben Vandennieuwenborg