Codex to Hypertext

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Multi. Disc.


Any TWO HUL2xx courses

Course Objective

The emergence of digital means of communication and representation is transforming the way human beings assimilate and engage with knowledge. A similar radical moment was the emergence of print. The course will look at the history of print, authorship, the book distribution, copyright, censorship. It will study forms of digital representation of art, intellectual property in the digital domain, creative commons, networked art. The course will pay special attention to the question – Is the book dying?


Course Content

Oral texts; Development of writing and the alphabet; Manuscript production; Coming of print and implications for scholarship and creativity; Emergency of copyright; censorship; authorship; Forms of mechanical reproduction of art; Hypertextuality; Digital reproduction of art and reframing of narratives, authorship and ownership
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