The Future of the Book

Via Perpetual Beta:

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?

My first thought was the power of Coupland to enable group reading lists, shared libraries and easy connections would be perfect for faculty and students. Nelson would be perfect for following trends and staying in the know. Alice intrigues me the most and points toward that concept we’ve heard about – social, non-linear narratives across multiple channel and media. Good stuff!

My question – how can libraries play a role in all three?