• The Future History of the Book: Time, Attention, Convention

    Author(s):
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    MS Screen Arts and Culture, TC Digital Humanities, TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
    Subject(s):
    Cultural studies, Digital humanities, Media studies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    book history, technology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ZS48
    Abstract:
    Anxieties abound regarding the ostensible obsolescence of the book. Exploring whether the book is in fact becoming obsolete — and what it might mean if it were — requires thinking distinctly about the specific material form of the book (the codex) and about the content that it has long carried. If the form were to change — becoming digital, for instance — would our interactions with the content still make the book (if not exactly as we have known it) a viable vector for the cultural interactions the codex has supported? Would it be possible for us to find the powerful identification with the electronic book that we long have had with the codex book? And what might need to happen in order to effect such a transfer of our affections?
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1057/9781137463647
    Publisher:
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Author/Editor:
    Babette B. Tischleder and Sara Wasserman, eds.
    Book Title:
    Cultures of Obsolescence
    Chapter:
    5
    Start Page:
    111
    End Page:
    127
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    Attribution

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