Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print

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6.04 X 8.98 X 0.61 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author
Jay David Bolter is Wesley Chair of New Media and Codirector of the Augmented Media Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author of Remediation: Understanding New Media (with Richard Grusin), Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art and the Myth of Transparency (with Diane Gromala), both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Comments on the first edition:
"Bolter has provided a superbly clear, thorough, and theoretically sophisticated discussion of the computer as a medium for writing, as contextualized within the history of writing."

--Journal of Communication

Comments on the first edition:
"This is a notable book, essential to a balanced understanding of the role played by the computer in the development of literature and thought in our time."

--American Scientist

Comments on the first edition:
"What makes this a fascinating study is the way in which the author throughout compares and contrasts electronic writing and its tacit presuppositions with the values and strategies of earlier writing technologies."

--Religious Studies Review

"The second edition of Writing Space will serve as a touchstone text for readers who haven't read the first edition and perhaps would be most useful in undergraduate or graduate classes that focus on the historical context of hypertext studies."
--Technical Communication Quarterly

Praise for the first edition:
"This book combines a deep understanding of technology and of the history of literature and culture, making it unique in depth, breadth, understanding--and therefore, unique in its importance to all of us, be we humanist, technologist, or just everyday reader."

--Donald Norman
University of California at San Diego; author, The Design of Everyday Things

Praise for the first edition:
"It may well be that Writing Space does for electronic writing what Gutenberg did for print."

--Brian Eno
in Art Forum