BiblioTech Symposium, Exhibition Research Lab Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK),

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BiblioTech explores the changing role of the library, reading, writing, and publishing in a post-digital age. The title suggests the latin term for library, ‘bibliotheca’, and also alludes to how the library and book culture has become increasingly technologised.

The exhibition asks: What is the library-as-institution in the context of advanced AI language tools, new forms of text and image processing, and the increasing spread of publishing technology into our lives? How might the library evolve within the next phases of digitisation entangled with issues of climate change, mental health, social justice, and automation? And how will print culture respond to these changes too?

This accompanying symposium invites scholars and artists to elaborate on the issues in the exhibition. Across five presentations, attendees will learn about the theories and practices relating the library to ways of knowledge formation; and the situation for publishing, reading and writing in the context of new technologies.

Featuring Joana Chicau, Johanna Drucker, Gary Hall, Mel Jordan, Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz, and Emily Segal.
Period5 May 2022
Event typeConference
LocationLiverpool , United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Art
  • Knowledge
  • Publishing