suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
ben BRADY: This thesis aims to explore the tension prevalent in tody’s libraries from all scales. Video cannot kill the radio star. Despite promises of obsolescence of one technology over another, we must realize that this is never the case. Video didn’t kill radio. Photography didn’t kill painting. Film didn’t kill the theater and the age of digital information will not kill the book and the library. “This” doesn’t kill “that,” but rather “that” may be re-defined by “this.” The library is at a unique place today as facing head-on the power, speed, and mobility of the digital world, while simultaneously being burdened by its own immense physicality.