Université Paris 8
2 Rue de la Liberté, 93526 Saint-Denis

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Textures: the book-object from paper to digital

International symposium
19-20-21 November 2014

Archives Nationales
Site de Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Metro: Saint-Denis Université (line 13)

Bibliothèque nationale de France
Site François-Mitterrand
Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris
Access: Entrée Est, Petit Auditorium
Metro: Quai de la Gare (line 6) or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (line 14)

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
31 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris
Metro: Censier-Daubenton (line 7) or RER : Luxembourg (line B)

Registration required:
Marion Caliyannis
marion.caliyannis@bnf.fr
01 53 79 57 06

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This international and transdisciplinary project aims at exploring hybrid objects: pop-up books, artists books, sculpture-books or animated books and new digital books, in the shape of e-books and applications that, because they belong to both litterature and graphic culture, actually avoid preexisting categories.


The idea is to work with the material to explore textual architextures as well as tactile possibilities, even kinetic ones. Book-bjects will be considered in their historical dimension — by retracing existing filiations between mechanical books and digital books — but also analyzed from the angle of materiality. We will try to understand the way these books, digital or not, strech the limits or paper and operate on new types of surfaces to create innovative, playful, tactile and esthetic devices.

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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