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University of Toronto St. George
St. Michael's College Courses
Lindsey Eckert

SMC228 September 11, 2012 What is Biblography? -pieces of paper or parchment covered with certain written or printed sings (W W Greg) -study of books, including their texts, materials, history, production, and distribution; also an account, list, or description of books or works (Williams and Abbott) -not just a “work cited” -Darnton's Communications Circuit The Sociology of Texts -texts are social objects that are moving through society and through time -the way books are produced and the way books are preserved -says a lot about our cultural values and our economic system -what is it saying about our values of education and access -authors don't just write booksl there is a series of processes that lead from and author's ideas to the book in the reader's hand -these are social, human processes -books are physical and social objects; not just content SMC228 September 18, 2012 MEDIA TRANSITIONS & the rhetoric of crisis -people tend to freak out when a new media comes into being -everything seemingly goes topsy turvy -on the flip side, idealists think it's the best thing since sliced bread Narratives of Media Transition -narratives of media transition have been surprisingly similar throughout history -the codex: mechanism that opens and closes and gives information -transitions are never easy and sudden ie. while the Gutenburg press was out for a while, until the invention of the typewriter during the early 20th century, manuscripts were still in use -conventions of media use -(medium is the message) physical nature of the book conveys the message (Marshall Macluhan) -technological determinism -> technology is shaping society -however, a lot of times it is also determined by the culture -professor: determined by culture, not the media itself -not all cultures use or react to the same medium in the same way Print Explosion in the Machine press period -Gutenberg invention in the 1500's -1800's, industrial revolution -paper production changes, steel presses instead of wooden presses -not everyone was super excited about that -fear that the way you interacted with print would inhibit the way you interacted in society, and would make you negligent to your responsibilities -fear that people would be less willing to accept their won plights in life after reading other fantastical plots Does new media make us dumb? -currently: people worrying about the effects of the internet -worry about knowledge being stored externally to the person, thus making us forgetful and knowledgable about
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