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Does Writing Have a Future?

Author: Mark Poster; Nancy Ann Roth
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Series: Electronic mediations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In Does Writing Have a Future?, a remarkably perceptive work first published in German in 1987, VilTm Flusser asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In his introduction, Flusser proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writingùand much that cannot beùcan be recorded and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Poster, Mark.
Does Writing Have a Future?
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Poster; Nancy Ann Roth
ISBN: 9780816676958 081667695X
OCLC Number: 711746979
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; An Introduction to Vilém Flusser's Into the Universe of Technical Images and Does Writing Have a Future? Mark Poster; Does Writing Have a Future?; Afterword to the Second Edition; Translator's Afterword and Acknowledgments; Translator's Notes; Index.
Series Title: Electronic mediations.

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In Does Writing Have a Future?, a remarkably perceptive work first published in German in 1987, VilTm Flusser asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In his introduction, Flusser proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writingùand much that cannot beùcan be recorded and transmitted by other means. Confirming FlusserÆs status as a theorist of new media in the same rank as Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Friedrich Kittler, the balance o.

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