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Title:Writing Machines
Format Type:Ebook
Author:N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher:MIT Press (MA)
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:144
Category:Non fiction, Theory, Philosophy

Writing Machines by N. Katherine Hayles

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Writing Machines Tracing a journey from the s through the s N Katherine Hayles uses the autobiographical persona of Kaye to explore how literature has transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens from verbal texts to the diverse sensory modalities of multimedia works from books to technotexts .

Weaving together Kaye s pseudo autobiographical narrative with a theorization of contemporary literature in media specific terms Hayles examines the ways in which literary texts in every genre and period mutate as they are reconceived and rewritten for electronic formats As electronic documents become more pervasive print appears not as the sea in which we swim transparent because we are so accustomed to its conventions but rather as a medium with its own assumptions specificities and inscription practices Hayles explores works that focus on the very inscription technologies that produce them examining three writing machines in depth Talan Memmott s groundbreaking electronic work i Lexia to Perplexia i Mark Z Danielewski s cult postprint novel i House of Leaves i and Tom Phillips s artist s book i A Humument i Hayles concludes by speculating on how technotexts affect the development of contemporary subjectivity .

i Writing Machines i is the second volume in the Mediawork Pamphlets series

Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era, Writing Machines, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious, The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the 20th Century, Chaos and Order: Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis, My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts, Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science