The Institute for the Future of the Book currently hosts another networked book, Mitchell Stephens’ examination of atheism, Without Gods: Toward a History of Disbelief, which he is composing in blog form. Several other projects are lined up for the near future. Each emphasizes the creative possibilities of collaboration and the importance of process, and they contribute to an ethos of intelligent public discourse. And, to an extent, they offer alternative definitions of reading and writing, and of individuals and collectives. “There’s a really interesting interplay between the individual voice and the collective voice,” says Stein. “And that contradiction or struggle can really drive creative work as we find out how to be individuals in this new collective, creative environment.”
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