Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions. Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into sixfully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work-and for the enduring magic of books.
Kelli Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and creative tinkerer. She has crafted everything from a paper record player to experimental websites, all with the aim of renewing our wonder at the everyday. She has presented her work in a Ted Talk and at SXSW, and she was one of Adobe's creative residents in 2015. Her previous publishing includes the self-published THIS BOOK IS A CAMERA.