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Five Minutes With: Juliano Spyer, Digital Bricoleur, MSc Digital Anthropology, UCL

By Salina Christmas

Five Minutes Interview at London Design Festival: “They have a book scanner at home and don’t even realise that”. Juliano Spyer, MSc Digital Anthropology, is one-half of the duo that will be presenting “Homer”, a prototype book scanner made of everyday objects and open source software at the event. Currently, he is doing a Digital Anthropology research relating to YouTube. He has written a few books.

"They won't become games or animations." Spyer on what's to become of books.

Q. What do you think will become of books?

I don’t know what they will become, but I am sure they won’t become games or animations because these things already exist.

Q. What will audience learn from the event?

That they have a completely reliable book scanner in their homes and don’t realise that.

Q. What is your favourite book? By author/photographer, design or publisher?

I don’t have a favourite book right now. My favourite author is Rubem Braga.

Q. What was the last book you read? Or published!

“The Discomfort Zone”, Jonathan Franzer’s memoir.

Q. Finally: Kindle, PDF, HTML – or print? Or e-Pub?

I like PDF.


On 17 September 2011, Sojournposse will be presenting a new event for The London Design Festival 2011, “Whatever is to become of books?” at University College London. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. £1 of each ticket sale from this non-profit event will go towards a photobook app project which supports the Japan Red Cross tsunami drive. Please follow our updates on Twitter at @sojournposseF8, following the hashtags #LDF11 and #storyofbooks. We are also on Facebook and Google+.

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