class discussion: 9/5

Among our discussion of the mixed reading from Birkerts, the beginning of Frankenstein, and the beginning of Hayles’ Writing Machines, a very interesting focus on Hayles and thestyle of her writing and the book. Several noticed the way she brings technology into the book–or as I emphasized, back into the back. Reminds us that the book is a technology–and indeed, that digital writing technology, for all the talk of the replacement of the book, is interwoven with print. Somebody suggeted in a glog that Hayles lets the book speak more. I think that is on to something. Several noticed her style–how she seemed more comfortable with herself as a writer, a comfort that shows up in her writing style.

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