The latest Spark podcast has a fascinating segment called “The future of public library design” in which host Nora Young talks to a Dutch librarian, and a designer, about their bold experiment in library design. The new Almere public library looks like a bookstore, features a big video gaming section, and uses a “shop concept” to make the various groups of patrons much more likely to stick around.
There’s a great idea, check it out … play X-Box and PC games, in the library!
Posted by Jesse Willis
P.S. CBC is still hiding the J. Michael Straczynski radio drama. Bad CBC!
- CBC Spark: Hugh McGuire and LibriVox
- CBC Spark: Fantasy user interfaces
- CBC: Spark #178 (the proto-internet show)
- CBC: Spark: Interview with David Fewer about Bill C-11 (Canada’s awful new copyright legistlation)
- Spark #156 – Canada’s Lawful Access Legistlation and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One
- Spark #134 with Eric S. Rabkin