By breaking the link - still tight - between discourses and their materiality, the digital revolution requires a radical revision of the gestures and notions that we associate to the written text.
»mental reactions« by marius de zayas and agnes ernst meyer (1915)
by general accounts the earliest example of visual poetry in america—is the original maquette for a printed version published in the avant-garde magazine 291. both a drawing and a poem, the work is a collaboration between the mexican-born caricaturist marius de zayas (1880–1961) and the american journalist and art patron agnes ernst meyer (1887–1970).
The Girls’ Section of OUP’s bindery. Printed sheets are folded by the women using ivory rulers (also known as bone folders), and the folded sheets are then gathered into sections to be sewn.
Both the computer as a writing technology and the forms of electronic writing can be allied to almost any theoretical position, including the most traditional. After all, the computer is now used to prepare most printed books for publication: as a tool for photocomposition, it reinforces the stability and fixity associated with print, the traditional views of the nature of authorship, and finally the economic dominance of major publishers and distributors. But traditionalists have generally regarded electronic technology as a threat to, rather than an extension of, their literary values.
traditionalists have generally regarded electronic technology as a threat to[…] their literary values.