The Restlessness of books: The Future of Reading

June 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m. (CEST)

Stuttgart Science Festival 2022
Julika Griem and Sascha Michel im Gespräch, Moderation: Torsten Hoffmann

Time: June 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m. (CEST)
Venue: Literaturhaus Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 4
70174   Stuttgart
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Reading has always been in a state of flux. For a long time, reading was a sacred act, reserved only for priests and those initiated in such circles. In a secularized form, reading was only of interest to military officers and administrators. The first reading revolution came with the invention of printing. Even today, reading is changing. New technologies and social contexts raise the question of what the future of reading will look like. Concentrated reading could become a niche existence, relegated to the fringes like horse riding, which was once part of everyday life and has become a privilege. Or are we merely experiencing a pluralization of reading? How are culture and the technology of reading related?

Cultural scientist Prof. Dr. Julika Griem and literary editor at S. Fischer Verlag, Dr. Sascha Michel, will be discussing this. Moderation: Prof. Dr. Torsten Hoffmann, University of Stuttgart

Organized by: IZKT at the University of Stuttgart, Literaturhaus Stuttgart

What will the future of reading look like? Will concentrated reading be relegated to the fringes of society? How are culture and the technology of reading related?

This event is a cooperation between Literaturhaus Stuttgart, International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies (IZKT) at the University of Stuttgart and DLA Marbach. 

This event is part of the Stuttgart Science Festival “Wissen schaft Wandel”.

Tickets: EUR 12,-/10,-/6,- or livestream tickets EUR 6

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