Gutenberg Galaxy Revis(it)ed: A Brief History of Combinatory, Hypertextual and Collaborative Literature from the Baroque Period to the Present

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2007
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121-160
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"Gutenberg Galaxy Revis(it)ed: A Brief History of Combinatory, Hypertextual and Collaborative Literature from the Baroque Period to the Present"

Literature in computer-based media cannot be contemplated without a long literary tradition.
This article aims at substantiating this assumption with numerous examples of combinatory,
hypertextual and collaborative texts from German literary history since baroque
times. Therewith it provides us with a historical basis in order to work out the common
features and differences that with computers have entered literary texts.

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The Ars magna sciendi, Athanasius Kircher’s adaptation and elaboration of Lull’s Ars magna, illustrates a common tendency of the Baroque era: In addition
to books, alternative Aufschreibesysteme (“systems of notation”) (Kittler) appear
that are storage media of traditional knowledge and generators of new knowledge
at the same time (134).

Teaching Resource using this Critical Writing:

Resource Teaching Resource Type Author Year
Digital Humanities in Practice (DIKULT 207, Fall 2012) Syllabus Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg, Leonardo L. Flores, Patricia Tomaszek 2012
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