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Jan 27 2013 | Posted In: Blog post
‘A name is the first and final marker of individual rights, one fixed part of the ever-changing human world. A name is the most basic characteristic of our human rights; no matter how poor or how rich, all living people have a name, and it is endowed with good wishes, the expectant blessings of...
Dec 5 2012 | Posted In: Blog post
Although Stephen Greenblatt published his blockbuster The Swerve in 2011, a recent book review in the Los Angeles Review of Books (http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?type&id=1217&fulltext=1&media#article-text-cutpoint) has ignited great debate on the merits of the book.
Nov 30 2012 | Posted In: Blog post
All TEXT is is potential. That's evident from images of medieval manuscripts where the notable letters, the flourished initials, have been left unfilled. It's evident from the spaces left by the marginal annotators who never came to engage with the main work filling the central writing grid. It's...
Oct 26 2012 | Posted In: Blog post
TEXT is art, words, symbols, code. It is the object, the artefact, that contains the communication. Manuscript books or fragments, in their entirety, are examples of TEXT and the object of study (obviously) of Text Technologies. More provocatively, perhaps, bodies carrying tattoos--whether Maori...
Sep 27 2012 | Posted In: Blog post
We've been discussing 'Text' again in class, as part of 'Text Technologies: A History'. So, we pondered when is a Text not a Text? When it's anything except words, which are always 'text'. But we'll only allow words as long as the words are definable as such--as words. That is, they cannot be...

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