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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the katherie. Return to Book Page. Preview — Writing Machines by N. Writing Machines by N. A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations. 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 machinee print to th A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations. 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 mwchines 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 katherinne, specificities, and inscription practices.

Writing Machines

Hayles explores works that focus on the very inscription technologies that produce them, examining three writing machines in depth: Hayles concludes by speculating on how technotexts affect the development of contemporary subjectivity.

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

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Feb 25, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. She also explores the ways such texts challenge and undermine traditional conceptions of subjectivity.

Oct 13, Sarah rated it really liked it. 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. Needless to say, right up my alley. The author doesn’t just write these points, she also worked with a designer to make the book bayles more like an experience than a “regular” book and to emphasize her points.

At aktherine I felt that Hayles thought her ideas were more original than they were though there were a few acknowledgments This is a fascinating book, all about how the materiality of the written word makes a difference for the reader, and about katherrine importance of materiality as well as text. At times I felt that Hayles thought her ideas were more original than they were though there were a few acknowledgments of the work of bibliographers and book historiansbut she writes well and engagingly about her topic.

Jul 16, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: In Writing MachinesKatherine Hayles argues for understanding materiality as a way to discuss representation and simulation and to explore what texts enable and constrain 6.

Hayles argues that materiality can no longer be a subset of hhayles studies and needs to be central 19for to change the material aspects of a text is to change how it is read Nov 03, Jill rated it really liked it. Difficult reading but definitely worth it. She brings together the two worlds of literature and computer programming. The topics she discusses relate more to “how” we read, than to machins reading on a computer, although that is in there too.

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She also discusses “House of Leaves” which I have yet to get my hands on and read, but sounds fascinating. Oct 01, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Wish it had been longer. An enjoyable short exploration with some fascinating examples.

Apr 12, Katie rated it really liked it. For an examination of materiality, spends a lot of time thinking about surface features, esp typography. Design elements of the book kathfrine pretty cool.

Mar 27, Tammy Powley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Katherine Hayles rocks as usual in this book! Mar 24, Cleo rated it really liked it. Christa rated it liked it Jun 03, Lindsey rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Deyan Levski rated it it was ok Jun 06, Helena rated it it was sriting Jan machinees, Cavaleman rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Augusta Rohrbach rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Matthew Durkin rated it really liked it May 12, Lyle rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Devon rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Kanta rated it liked it Jun 08, Jessica rated it it was writig Jan 24, Kathrine rated it liked it Jun 14, mschines Robbe rated it really liked it Nov 08, Laura rated it it was ok Dec 02, Aglaia rated it liked it Sep 10, The Media Bunny rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Tricia Carlton rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Ashley rated it it was ok Mar 10, Craig rated it really liked it Sep 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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