Back in September at the Media Futures event in London, we were given a booklet from event-based publishing service Book Kernel. Book Kernel is one of the eight collaborations to come out of the Research & Enterprise in Arts & Creative Technology (REACT) Books & Print Sandbox. Here is a short summary of what Book Kernel can bring to your events in real-time.
Before the day of the event, BK meets with the organisers to formulate a structure that best serves the requirements of the day and brings together speaker biographies, notes and other relevant information. Then throughout the day a highly skilled ‘Book Pilot’ will accumulate the information as it happens – picturing and recording presentations and seminars, discussions and debates and live social media updates. Afterwards, delegates may retrieve a digital version via download or receive a printed version on the day.
“We create a legacy of shared experiences and help the spread of ideas.”
Book Kernal is currently focused on academic, literary and spoken word events. Eventually they hope to utilise the device for cultural and commercial use, including film & music festivals, art and business fairs.
The service has been used by such high profile media outlets such as Guardian Media Network and BBC Academy.
This is a fantastic way to collect all of the day’s major components and arrange it in an accessible format for delegates to take away with them and refer back to later. The booklets also look and feel brilliant too!