In response to the question of what makes a good reader, Michael Day explores the way that attention is experienced and understood in relation to the distracting effects of social media and the mobile Internet. This book looks at the experience of distractibility that is a common companion to these new technologies and devices, and what their impact might be on experiences of readership.
Acquired by Tate Britain for its book collection, March 2016
Manchester Artists Book Fair, Holden Gallery, October 2015
London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, September 2015
Media: Softback publication, one of 17 books in a numbered edition of 25
Page Size: 130mm x 187mm
Illustrations: 3 Colour
Illustrations Dimensions: 130mm x 187mm
Further Details: Produced as part of The Editions II, for MA Bibliothèque, edited and published by Sharon Kivland. THE GOOD READER is a new series of booklets published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. THE GOOD READER addresses reading, as both virtue and duty. The editor invites authors she considers to be good readers. She agrees with Nabokov that a good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader, is a re-reader.