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Toms Book Traveling Diaries

— October 9, 2008 — Pop Culture
An alliance of German newspapers have initiated a creative news project that involves 1600 blank diary-style books. Each reader cuts and pastes a news article of their choice into a book. They can comment on the article or decorate it in any way they please, but must fill out a form with their age, name and location.

After the reader has completed their page, they upload it to the Toms Book website and then pass the book on to someone else, who continues the process with their own selected news clipping. The finished books will become art pieces.

Providing interactive comments to newspaper articles is in its nascent form on news websites. The Toms Book diaries bring this commentary back to print form. Unfortunately, however, as iHeartBerlin points out, you're unable to subscribe to the comment feed.
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