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Editing and Authorial Intention

Much like Laura and Olivia, I think our attention in the past few weeks has shifted from aiming to preserve the textual elements of the print version of The Tales of John Oliver Hobbes to making the digital version as … Continue reading

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Authorship

It seems that our discussions this term have been born from the tensions between print vs. digital, single authorship vs. collaborative authorship, and the traditional, visible print editor vs. the more or less invisible community of digital editors/curators. We have … Continue reading

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Digital Idealism, Social Regulation and Our Textual Heritage via Deegan & Sutherland

In our reflections on a variety of manifestations of digital publishing over the past few months, many of us have expressed concern about the political and social implications of the digital projects we explore. In particular, I’m thinking back to … Continue reading

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“Scriptors”: Changing How We Think of Education

In her chapter on authorship from her book “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy” Kathleen Fitzpatrick explores what may happen if we change how we understand the word author and perhaps “that we should think of … Continue reading

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Authorship and Incentives

Reading through posts on “Authorship” this week had me questioning authorship and incentives, which, in turn, made me think of Wikisource. As we have already discussed, Wikisource encourages a mentality that focuses on 1) the non-permanency of texts 2) the … Continue reading

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Digital Psychology?

Reading through Laura and Olivia’s critiques of Sven Birkerts’s article in The American Scholar, I found myself agreeing with their criticisms and yet unable to let go of the way that I felt moved by his description of reading practices. … Continue reading

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Information, Inventory, Invention

I feel as if the blog itself is becoming very self-referential in this conversation of layering knowledge and information. There are now a number of blog posts that exist within this sphere of knowledge; some of the posts build on … Continue reading

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User History

I’ve been interacting with Wikipedia since high school. I would look up articles and then look up articles related to those articles for the sake of it and for the sake of gathering useless knowledge about something (which are the … Continue reading

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