Lorenzo Louis Pradelli
Libraries of Books that Haven’t Yet Been Printed


Since the passage from oral to written culture, libraries have been the storehouses of human knowledge. Our current idea of library (long shelves with book spines lined up, revealing to us the titles of the books) is indissolubly linked with the notion of the book as object. In past decades however, the increasing storing power of digital devices is undermining this very idea. If it is true that ink on printed paper is still the best way to read text, does this really imply that books remain the best way of storing and sharing knowledge?