The Gutenberg Parenthesis: Oral Tradition And Digital Technologies

In this webcast, the author makes the deliberately provocative case for a Gutenberg "Parenthesis" - a period marked by the reign of the printing press and isolated from the largely oral culture that came before, and the digitally shaped culture emerging today. The author, who finds an upside in society's return to "Something that resembles the past," encounters some resistance among his listeners.

Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Topic: Networking Date Added: Apr 2010 Format: Webcast

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