Friday, 13 February 2009
Here's a very first draft of the opening video from MOFOHOB, (the Museum of the Future of the History of the Book), an experience in reading designed to unfold with Year 8 and 9 school students and to be piloted this spring in 4 secondary schools. We're commissioning new work from amazing writers including Cory Doctorow, Michael Rosen, Naomi Alderman, Jacob Polley, Eva Salzman, Kate Pullinger and Chris Joseph who are being asked to write literature of the future. Artist Toni Lebusque is rendering classic and contemporary texts in different new media formats from Flash animation to CommentPress, in Manga, machinema and more; poet Daljit Nagra is advising us on the selection of texts to include and web developer Simon Fox is creating a customised site for the project while I'm developing the overall story with writer and actor Cindy Oswin. We're working with brilliant teachers from our pilot schools around the UK with the aim of creating a package that will be freely available to all schools from this autumn.