This maze gives the phrase 'lost in a book' new meaning

London is overflowing with things to do in the next few weeks as the Olympics take over the town. If you're the type who is looking for something different in between sporting venues, consider getting lost in a book — or more accurately, a book maze measuring just over 5,000 square feet.

Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo have created the "aMAZEme" installation made from thousands of books that will rise over eight feet in height. The book labyrinth, which roughly resembles the fingerprint of one of the creators, invites participants to get lost inside — looking at the textures and patterns created by all the books.

It's likely users will have a hard time trying not to get lost in reading all the titles of the books. Trying to do so could take days!

Despite being crafted out of old-school books — you know, made from something called "paper" — the installation itself will be a mix of media. The exhibit will have video streaming to the aMAZEme website and elsewhere, and visitors will also get the chance to interact with touchscreens to look up information and screen content.

The "aMAZEme" exhibit will be on display at the Southbank Centre Clore Ballroom on Belvedere Road from July 31 through August 26, 2012.

aMAZEme, via io9,Huffington Post

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