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The Resource Scripting reading motions : the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines, Manuel Portela

Scripting reading motions : the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines, Manuel Portela

Label
Scripting reading motions : the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines
Title
Scripting reading motions
Title remainder
the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Portela
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of what experimental literature in both print and programmable media tells us about the act of reading. In Scripting Reading Motions, Manuel Portela explores the expressive use of book forms and programmable media in experimental works of both print and electronic literature and finds a self-conscious play with the dynamics of reading and writing. Portela examines a series of print and digital works by Johanna Drucker, Mark Z. Danielewski, Rui Torres, Jim Andrews, and others, for the insights they yield about the semiotic and interpretive actions through which readers produce meaning when interacting with codes. Analyzing these works as embodiments and simulations of the motions of reading, Portela pays particular attention to the ways in which awareness of eye movements and haptic interactions in both print and electronic media feeds back onto the material and semantic layers of the works. These feedbacks, he argues, sustain self-reflexive loops that link the body of the reader to the embodied work. Readers' haptic actions and eye movements coinstantiate the object that they are reading. Portela discusses typographic and graphic marks as choreographic notations for reading movements; examines digital recreations of experimental print literary artifacts; considers reading motions in kinetic and generated texts; analyzes the relationship of bibliographic, linguistic, and narrative coding in Danielewski's novel-poem, Only Revolutions; and describes emergent meanings in interactive textual instruments. The expressive use of print and programmable media, Portela shows, offers a powerful model of the semiotic, interpretive, and affective operations embodied in reading processes. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Portela, Manuel
Dewey number
028
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF456.R2
LC item number
P75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading, Psychology of
  • Books
  • Electronic publications
  • Hypertext literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Information visualization
  • Books and reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Books and reading
  • Books
  • Hypertext literature
  • Information visualization
  • Literature and technology
  • Reading, Psychology of
Label
Scripting reading motions : the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines, Manuel Portela
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-400) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It reads, it writes: an introdution -- The codex and the computer as self-reflective machines -- Codex codes: mapping a choreography of reading -- Digital transcreations: transcoding a poetics or reading -- Moving the mind: the motion of signifiers -- Loving the world: the codex as computer -- Mouse-over events: meaning emerges -- Scripting the act of reading
Control code
858282178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 410 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461943303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 516097
  • 22573/ctt88pj5k
  • 9494
  • 9780262317351
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858282178
Label
Scripting reading motions : the codex and the computer as self-reflexive machines, Manuel Portela
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-400) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It reads, it writes: an introdution -- The codex and the computer as self-reflective machines -- Codex codes: mapping a choreography of reading -- Digital transcreations: transcoding a poetics or reading -- Moving the mind: the motion of signifiers -- Loving the world: the codex as computer -- Mouse-over events: meaning emerges -- Scripting the act of reading
Control code
858282178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 410 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461943303
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 516097
  • 22573/ctt88pj5k
  • 9494
  • 9780262317351
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858282178

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