Storytelling and the Future of Books
The object of this paper is to analyze the past and examine the present in order to speculate about the future of storytelling and books. It surveys the history of information and entertainment media in order to identify patterns in technology and discern what content we find worthwhile to read, watch, and listen to. It also seeks to shed light on what media may be popular in the future, and whether print books will still have a place there. Books have seemed endangered for decades, but the research discussed in this thesis indicates that they still stand strong against obsolescence.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Storytelling media, Book publishing, Technology