Textured Text: Reading Lamp Variations
These pieces visually represent the change in Media Literacy & the consumption of text. As we shift from printed text to digital text, our reading behaviour is altered. As various reading tablets make digital text more portable & accessible in different environments, the printed text is replaced by digital text. Currently, sales of e-books are exceeding those of printed books ; even the comic book is becoming a digital commodity. So what happens to the reading lamp ? Will it become as quaint as the phone dial and vinyl record ? Perhaps in future museums & dusty libraries only highly trained specialists will understand how to turn the lamps on, open the books, and flip the pages.