Player Piano Redesign
Player Piano is a roman by Kurt Vonnegut. A dystopian story about a fully automated American society. The widespread mechanization creates conflict between the wealthy upper class, who keep society running, and the lower class, whose skills and
purpose in society have been replaced by machines. The protagonist belongs to this wealthy upper class at the beginning of the storyal but eventually ends up on the side of a rebel group of the lower class, which is against the
In the design I have included various aspects of the book. For example, the layout design is also fully automated because it is based on the numbers given by an algorithm. The numbers represent choices of different layout aspects such as the number of columns on a page, the size of the page numbers, the use of the font and so on. All these aspects and numbers also make the cover. In the book, so-called 'rebel pages' unexpectedly occur. These refer to the rebel group and therefore disobey the prescribed layout of the algorithm. The book is completely black and white to represent the polarization of the society in the book.