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Indistinguishable from Magic: Invisible Interfaces and Digital Literature as Demystifier

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one is about digital writers’ challenge to the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch in the early 21st century.


Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the conception, design, construction, use, and afterlife of ENIAC, the first general purpose digital electronic computer. ENIAC was created and tested at the University of ... More


From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two moves to poets’ engagement with the transition from the late 1960s’ emphasis on openness and creativity in computing to the 1980s’ ideology of the user-friendly Graphical User Interface.


Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Lori Emerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound probes how interfaces have acted as a defining threshold between reader/writer and writing itself across several key techno-literary ... More


The Fascicle as Process and Product

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four looks at Emily Dickinson’s use of the fascicle as a way to challenge the coherence of the book in the mid to late 19th century.


The Googlization of Literature

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the postscript, “The Googlization of Literature,” I focus on the interface of the search engine, particularly Google’s, to describe a collection of literary contributions to contemporary media ... More


Typewriter Concrete Poetry as Activist Media Poetics

Lori Emerson

in Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three focuses on poetic experiments with the strictures of the typewriter in the 1960s and 1970s.


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