By Vilem Flusser, Nancy Ann Roth, Mark (INT) Poster
In Does Writing Have a Future?, a remarkably perceptive paintings first released in German in 1987, Vil?m Flusser asks what is going to occur to notion and verbal exchange as written verbal exchange supplies approach, necessarily, to electronic expression. In his creation, Flusser proposes that writing doesn't, actually, have a destiny simply because every little thing that's now conveyed in writing—and a lot that can't be—can be recorded and transmitted via different potential. Confirming Flusser’s prestige as a theorist of recent media within the related rank as Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Friedrich Kittler, the stability of this ebook teases out the nuances of those advancements. to discover a typical denominator between texts and practices that span millennia, Flusser appears to be like again to the earliest types of writing and ahead to the digitization of texts now lower than manner. For Flusser, writing—despite its barriers when put next to electronic media—underpins historic cognizance, the idea that of growth, and the character of serious inquiry. whereas the textual content as a cultural shape may perhaps finally turn into superfluous, he argues, the paintings of writing won't lots disappear yet really evolve into new varieties of suggestion and expression.
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