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Re: [BKARTS] relevance of the book in the internet age

Jules wrote:
>> here's the last six pages of Lineland, "The Future of the Book of the Future," which deals with the issues that have been discussed so well in this thread <http://madlaughter.com/future_book.pdf>.

Jules Rules OK

I see what you mean about the errors that slipped through, but it's all readable.

Before we reinvent the wheel, another set of discussions (post-Jules) that are on this topic and have not yet been referenced in the current thread occurred in the online symposium "Text in the Age of the Internet" and are archived at http://text-e.org/, excerpts of which were published in a print edition titled _text-e: Le texte à L?heure de l?Internet_, Bibliothèque Centre Pompidou, 2003.


Readers and Readings in the Electronic Age
Monday, October 15, 2001 - Wednesday, October 31, 2001
How does one read on-screen? Does the change in the support of texts mean that the contents of texts will change as well? What are the texts that will still be called 'books' once they are made available through the unified medium of screens?
Speaker - Roger Chartier

What the Internet tells us about the Real Nature of the Book
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - Wednesday, November 14, 2001
The philosopher may wonder: what is a book? This is an ontological problem: the book is at once a physical and a mental entity.
Speaker - Roberto Casati

Skyreading and Skywriting for Researchers: A Post-Gutenberg Anomaly and How to Resolve it
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - Friday, November 30, 2001
In the Post-Gutenberg Galaxy, a profound dividing line will emerge between so-called ?non-give-away work? and so-called ?give-away work? such as scientific and scholarly research papers.
Speaker - Stevan Harnad

Transmitting, reacting, remembering: Journalism on the Internet
Friday, November 30, 2001 - Friday, December 14, 2001
Internet is a new medium but not a new language. How does the language of journalism adapt and transform itself with this new medium?
Speaker - Bruno Patino

The Future of the Internet: A conversation with Theodore Zeldin
Friday, December 14, 2001 - Monday, December 31, 2001
Internet does not change the world. It is our awareness of having new needs and goals that creates a new vision of the world, a vision that can help us understand what we want out of the Internet.
Speaker - Theodore Zeldin

Reading: The Digital Future
Monday, December 31, 2001 - Monday, January 14, 2002
Various book supports will continue to coexist, while the range of expertise needed for the publishing of texts and the management of rights is already undergoing a radical transformation.
Speaker - Jason Epstein

Babel and the Vintage Selection: Libraries in the Digital Age
Monday, January 14, 2002 - Thursday, January 31, 2002
What is a library in the numerical age? In an institution which, traditionally, is devoted to the written word and to its memory, the advent of unstable and potentially infinite information could put in question the very nature of the library.
Speaker - Equipe BPI

Reading without Writing
Thursday, January 31, 2002 - Thursday, February 14, 2002
This contribution to the symposium will reflect on the future of texts which will continue to be read but will no longer be written.
Speaker - Dan Sperber

New Architectures of Information
Thursday, February 14, 2002 - Thursday, February 28, 2002
After having observed in our usability labs hundreds of users interacting with websites and other electronic media one fact is clear: users do not read more than four lines of text on the screen. We will try to explain why.
Speakers - Stefana Broadbent, Francesco Cara

Authors and Authority
Thursday, February 28, 2002 - Thursday, March 14, 2002
What is the role of the expert and of the intellectual at a time when information is accessible to virtually everyone? Do intellectuals play the role of a ?Web-filter??
Speaker - Umberto Eco

Thursday, March 14, 2002 - Saturday, March 30, 2002
The moderators round up the virtual conference and offer a preliminary assessment of the past six months to open a general debate with the speakers, participants and organizers.
Speakers - Gloria Origgi, Noga Arikha

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