By N. Katherine Hayles
For the earlier few hundred years, Western cultures have depended on print. whilst writing was once finished through a quill pen, inkpot, and paper, it used to be effortless to visualize that writing was once not anything greater than a method through which writers may well move their ideas to readers. The proliferation of technical media within the latter half the 20 th century has published that the connection among author and reader isn't so uncomplicated. From telegraphs and typewriters to cord recorders and a sweeping array of electronic computing units, the complexities of communications know-how have made mediality a significant hindrance of the twenty-first century.
Despite the eye given to the improvement of the media panorama, really little is being performed in our instructional associations to regulate. In Comparative Textual Media, editors N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman compile a powerful diversity of essays from prime students to deal with the difficulty, between them Matthew Kirschenbaum on archiving within the electronic period, Patricia Crain at the connection among a child’s formation of self and the ownership of a booklet, and Mark Marino exploring easy methods to learn a electronic textual content no longer for content material yet for strains of its underlying code.
Primarily arguing for seeing print as a medium in addition to the scroll, digital literature, and laptop video games, this quantity examines the aptitude variations if educational departments embraced a media framework. finally, Comparative Textual Media bargains new insights that permit us to appreciate extra deeply the consequences of the alternatives we, and our associations, are making.
Contributors: Stephanie Boluk, Vassar university; Jessica Brantley, Yale U; Patricia Crain, NYU; Adriana de Souza e Silva, North Carolina nation U; Johanna Drucker, UCLA; Thomas Fulton, Rutgers U; Lisa Gitelman, ny U; William A. Johnson, Duke U; Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Patrick LeMieux; Mark C. Marino, U of Southern California; Rita Raley, U of California, Santa Barbara; John David Zuern, U of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
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9 Less discussed as precursors are two works that primarily used web interfaces for remote participation TXTUAL PRACTICE 11 but are nonetheless part of the history of the reconfiguration of relations between production and reception that are at the core of the broadcast and print model, an ontological and practical distinction fundamentally complicated by mobile and digital technologies and replaced by a model of participation. The first is Clickscape (1998), a work of “clickable public space” with projections on two buildings on either side of the Danube in Linz; in this instance, remote participants were invited to transmit messages for display, and 10 on-site visitors were made aware of their (tele)presence.
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You can buy the space for advertising, but that takes money. Or you can do graffiti, but that’s illegal” (quoted in Bounegru 2009, 208–9). The extant discourse on text messaging for open display is remarkably thorough in its concern with urban environments, interventions in public space, and audience 3 participation. But the installations or events in question have not yet been considered, as I think they ought to be, as scenes of reading and writing that are particular to the moment of ubiquitous mobile media and that make visible certain transformations that are occurring in our relationship to text in the ordinary sense of linguistic signs.
Comparative textual media : transforming the humanities in the postprint era by N. Katherine Hayles