Digitization and beyond: the writing deluge, the future of memory


ASK Research Center is pleased to invite you to the following seminar:

Digitization and beyond: the writing deluge, the future of memory

February 28th, 2012

10.30-13.00 Università Bocconi, Room N11, P.zza Sraffa 13, Milan

Registration required at www.unibocconi.eu/events


Paola Dubini – Director ASK Research Center – Università Bocconi – Welcoming Address
Jeffrey Schnapp – Harvard University – The Role of Print in Contemporary Culture: Authors and readers in the digital age
Maurizio Ferraris – Università degli Studi di Torino – The Explosion of Writing and the Violence of the Document
Luca de Biase – Fondazione Ahref – The Responsibilities of Authors and Publishers
Thierry Grillet – Bibliothèque Nationale de France – The Reader and His Responsibilities

The digital era has fundamentally reshaped the role of print in contemporary culture. Contrary to what some had anticipated, recent years have witnessed an explosion of  written content. The variety of media on which we write has also meant that we no longer necessarily attribute to written text a role different to spoken word, in terms of certification and registration, Moreover, the dialogue between the author and the reader has changed in pattern, speed and sometimes intensity.

The seminar will explore how the pace, shape and character of writing have been altered by digital tools and the world wide web. What are the implications of a public sphere in which readers talk back to authors in real time? Are we moving towards a post-print world or towards a print-plus world where, rather than disappearing, books and newspapers take on new supporting functions with respect to digital originals? 

The seminar is part of the series of conferences “Pensiero Digitale” organized by Fondazione Corriere della Sera, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori and sponsored by Fondazione Cariplo and Regione Lombardia.

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