Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

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A full playlist of videos from “Books in Browsers VII: Telling Small Stories” is now online!


Books in Browsers, a small summit for developers and designers in media and publishing, focused this last year on interactive and visual storytelling. The conference will be held on November 3 – 4 at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. Speakers presented talks on topics ranging from storytelling with virtual reality to imagined spaces, and new forms of interactions with texts. In breaks, attendees explored synergies among different arts, challenges and opportunities for the future, and the possibilities for visual storytelling. See the full program here.


Watch the welcome, keynote, various lectures and presentations, and closing notes below!



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The Berkeley Center for New Media was proud to support the stunning Books in Browsers VII! Held at Gray Area in San Francisco, produced and sponsored by UC Davis and the Frankfurt Book Fair, with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the conference brought together publishers, technologists, and artists, working at the forefront of the new digital publishing world.


This year, Books in Browsers moved beyond long narratives to examine how images and videos, alongside text, are being adopted to form new narratives, instructional materials, and scholarship. Charting the birth of visual platforms, new stories are emerging in a diverse media world. This shift is reframing how we engage and how we learn.


We were also thrilled to see BCNM alum Kris Fallon presented on behalf of UC Davis, as well as BCNM Regents lecturer Brewster Kahle from the Internet Archive!


Check out the highlights below!


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“Books in Browsers VII: Telling Small Stories” takes place November 3-4, 2016 in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Charting the birth of visual platforms, new stories are emerging in a many-media world. Images and videos alongside text are being adopted to form novel narratives, instructional materials, and scholarship. This shift is reframing what we see and how we learn.


Books in Browsers, a small summit for developers and designers in media and publishing, focuses this year on interactive and visual storytelling. The conference will be held on November 3 – 4 at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. Speakers will present talks on topics ranging from storytelling with virtual reality to imagined spaces, and new forms of interactions with texts. In breaks, attendees will explore synergies among different arts, challenges and opportunities for the future, and the possibilities for visual storytelling. See the full program here!


The conference will kick off with a private reception prior to the conference at the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco, featuring an exclusive presentation only for guests of this year’s Books in Browsers. Books in Browsers VII: Telling Small Stories is organized and sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair and the University of California, Davis, with sponsorship by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and Ingram VitalSource.


The official Books in Browsers hotel is the Sir Francis Drake – a beautiful, boutique hotel on the edge of San Francisco’s Union Square district, with a short BART ride to the conference location. To be a part of this year’s exciting edition of this conference, buy tickets here. Book your stay today at the special Books in Browsers rate of only $239/night!


Visit our website at www.booksinbrowsers.org/abstracts to read the speakers’ abstracts.
For general questions regarding the conference, please contact Grace Moss at moss@book-fair.com. For sponsoring inquiries, please contact Peter Brantley at naypinya@gmail.com.