Digitization

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”Through this remediation [or digitization] the poem of Eliot enters a textual universe partly ruled by other laws than those of the book, but which have, at the same time, been anticipated by an innovative literature produced within the Gutenberg Galaxy. That reading today is transformed by the ubiquity of digital media – we listen to and read texts on a number of platforms and interfaces: mobiles, pads, pods and computer screens – is perhaps a trite observation. But the nature of these transformations must be closely scrutinized. And it is crucial to remind of that similar mutations in writing and reading have already been explored in the laboratory that literature has always been.”

(Jesper Olsson, ” Diversions of Attention”)