Materiality

Root word – matter

Physical, not abstract

One of the most interesting aspects of inquiry into digital textuality, in my view, is that it’s been most vital in conversation with textual scholars, those who study the physical manifestations of books or manuscripts. As I was saying in class, those who study incunabula (there’s a great word!) have a lot to teach us about the period we are in now, of digital incunabula, in which everything is in flux as we try to figure out this new medium

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