Tracing a journey from the s through the s, N. Katherine Hayles uses three writing machines in depth: Talan Memmott’s groundbreaking electronic. Writing Machines has ratings and 8 reviews. Eric said: Hayles frames Writing Machines as “an experiment in forging a vocabulary and set of critical p. What readers will notice first about Katherine Hayles’s award-winning Writing Machines are the material properties of the book itself. Part of the MIT Mediawork .
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Contact Contact Us Help. What readers will notice first about Katherine Hayles’s award-winning Writing Machines are the material properties of the book itself.
Writing Machines came along at the right time, and in many ways it offers a fresh look at important ideas. It isn’t coincidental that, at this haylles, a book like Writing Machines would emerge.
A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations.
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Katherine Hayles rocks as usual in this book! 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 th A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic hayels cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations.
Hayles often sounds as if she perceives herself as being naughty and very brave to venture into this territory. 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: Maybe she doesn’t really “get” the poetics of the kinds of work she is approaching; by yayles I mean to grasp intuitively how the work is positioned, which is necessary for writing effective criticism of it. Her chapter on A Humument is the kathreine speedbump: This is a fascinating book, all about how the materiality of the written word makes a difference for the reader, and about the importance of materiality as well as text.
Lindsey rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Oct 13, Sarah rated it really liked it. The use of the autobiographical persona Kaye is intriguing on this score: On the other hand, the very book calls into question the entity of the book in that its intricate web supplement, which includes source material, notes, errata, a lexicon linkmap, and datasets for the index and bibliography, brilliantly demonstrates the remediation thesis.
She brings together the two worlds of literature and computer programming.
Instead of physical objects, here the pedestals are occupied by rivers of machinees, a move that imaginatively cycles through the absent object to arrive at the words. Nevertheless, I believe most readers will agree that when considered in its totality Writing Machines disintegrates.
Tricia Carlton rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Writing Machines also calls attention to its own materiality, featuring a variety of typefaces, layered images from the texts Hayles analyzes, shifting margins, and other touches by designer Anne Burdick. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And so Writing Machines is stimulating for those interested in the literary dimensions of new media, or for students of literature not intimidated by new complexities.
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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 writin reconceived and rewritten for electronic formats.
Coverley’s Califiamoves to cybertext Aarsethand culminates in wrting “technotext,” Hayles’s term for literary works that self-reflexively engage with their own inscription technologies and integrate semiotic elements such as kineticism and navigational structures.
A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations. Such accidental boorishness makes us also seriously distrust her readings of the other main works writijg presents, Lexia to Perplexia, and A House of Leaves, as well of the many succulent book works she describes in Chapter 5.
Augusta Rohrbach rated it it was amazing Sep 11, The mere acceptance of electronic literature as historically legitimated, a basic premise of Writing Machinesposes enough of katnerine problem in itself. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of the questions or spectres Writing Machines raises is that of the possible eventual or actual obsolescence of print.
She did not see a dial telephone until she left home for college; in Clarence she used the phone by cranking the ringer, whereupon Delores, the town operator, would answer and ask what number she wanted, no doubt continuing to listen in to catch the juicy bits. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Anne Frances Wysocki Snippet view – Laura rated it it was ok Dec 02, Jul 16, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Other editions – View writlng Writing Machines N.
The author doesn’t just write these points, she also worked with a designer to make the book feel more like an experience than a “regular” book and to emphasize her points.
University of Chicago Press,pp. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Return to Book Page. Craig rated it really liked it Sep 03, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Aglaia rated it liked it Sep 10, Hayles is thus central to the movement among digital scholars to instantiate the materiality of new media writing over and against the charge that it is ephemeral and limited to the dimensions of the screen.
The material operations of writing and reading take center stage on page On the one hand, the book exploits the resources of print—an interplay between the visual and the textual is achieved by the literal incorporation, rather than mere quotation, of elements of her central texts: