The Book Lab

Press Release: The Book Lab Exhibit at the Rolex Learning Center in Switzerland

Where will books go in the future as objects, as art, and as vehicles for knowledge sharing?

Lausanne, Switzerland – “Take note: books are not dead. The digital revolution essentially extended the dimensions of traditional books and calls for our expansive creativity.” —Prof. Frédéric Kaplan, Digital Humanities Laboratory, EPFL

From digitalization to how fonts are used, swissnex San Francisco’s exhibition The Book Lab showcases projects from a promising next generation of artists that all probe the next chapter for the book.

Take an experimental journey from paper to code with Back in Black, a project that translates a magazine article for the digital medium. Listen to a bedtime story told by a pillow. Imagine tools that empower familiar books to provide complex visualizations and generative designs in Basil.js, dive into a spatial story where you decide how it unfolds, and much much more.

This exhibition is curated by swissnex San Francisco and is part of the international conference Digital Humanities 2014, hosted jointly by University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

An earlier version of The Book Lab was shown in San Francisco in October 2013 as part of Futures of the Book.


July 4, 18:00 – July 11, 16:00, 2014
Open to the public everyday from 7:00 to midnight.
Where: Rolex Learning Center, EPFL Campus, Ecublens, Switzerland


Pro Helvetia, HEAD Genève, Affaires Culturelles et Artistiques EPFL, and Mémoire Vive.


Press Contacts

Media contacts:

Florencia Prada, (415) 912-5901 x118, Email

Megan Williams, (415) 912-5901 x110, Email


Melanie Picard, (415) 912-5901 x301, Email

Manon Mouron, (415) 912-5901 x136, Email