book/jacket

As part of Hack The Barbican 2013 I ran a project with paper conservator Fiona McLees called book/jacket.

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At the #HTB2013 launch party on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday, we took photographs of the outdoor & foyer spaces and eavesdropped on conversations. People kindly tweeted us lines they overheard, and we also harvested the #HTB2013 Twitter feed.

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We randomly combined lines of the conversations with the photos and printed pocket-sized 4-page books. The books were stitched together using a Japanese stab binding technique.

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Passing strangers were invited to look through the books and take the one that struck their fancy.

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We were also interviewed by Laura Davidson for her alternative HTB2013 catalogue/blog, GetDialogue.

A digital compilation of the eighty photo/conversation pairings can be viewed here:

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