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The Resource Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound, Lori Emerson

Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound, Lori Emerson

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Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound
Title
Reading writing interfaces
Title remainder
from the digital to the bookbound
Statement of responsibility
Lori Emerson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lori Emerson examines how interfaces{u2014}from today{u2019}s multitouch devices to yesterday{u2019}s desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson{u2019}s self-bound fascicle volumes{u2014}mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into the past, she shows how writers have long tested and transgressed technological boundaries. Reading the means of production as well as the creative works they produce, Emerson demonstrates that technologies are more than mere tools and that the interface is not a neutral border between writer and machine but is in fact a collaborative creative space. Reading Writing Interfaces begins with digital literature{u2019}s defiance of the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch in the early twenty-first century and then looks back at the ideology of the user-friendly graphical user interface that emerged along with the Apple Macintosh computer of the 1980s. She considers poetic experiments with and against the strictures of the typewriter in the 1960s and 1970s and takes a fresh look at Emily Dickinson{u2019}s self-printing projects as a challenge to the coherence of the book. Through archival research, Emerson offers examples of how literary engagements with screen-based and print-based technologies have transformed reading and writing. She reveals the ways in which writers{u2014}from Emily Dickinson to Jason Nelson and Judd Morrissey{u2014}work with and against media interfaces to undermine the assumed transparency of conventional literary practice. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emerson, Lori
Dewey number
802/.85
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.I64
LC item number
E3625 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Electronic mediations
Series volume
44
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hypertext literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Hypertext literature
  • Literature and technology
Label
Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound, Lori Emerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: opening closings -- Indistinguishable from magic: invisible interfaces and digital literature as demystifier -- From the philosophy of the open to the ideology of the user-friendly -- Typewriter concrete poetry as activist media poetics -- The fascicle as process and product -- Postscript: the googlization of literature
Control code
862962063
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 222 pages
Isbn
9780816691258
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862962063
Label
Reading writing interfaces : from the digital to the bookbound, Lori Emerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: opening closings -- Indistinguishable from magic: invisible interfaces and digital literature as demystifier -- From the philosophy of the open to the ideology of the user-friendly -- Typewriter concrete poetry as activist media poetics -- The fascicle as process and product -- Postscript: the googlization of literature
Control code
862962063
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 222 pages
Isbn
9780816691258
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862962063

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