Welcome to the Literature in a Wired World WikiEdit
We live in a digital world where the computer (or perhaps more accurately, computing) intercedes in almost all areas of our lives: school, politics, family, entertainment, and work--to name a few. Not surprisingly, then, our cultural practices have been radically changed by digital technologies, and nowhere is that more true than with the way we read, interpret, access, and disseminate literature. This wiki seeks to examine some of the main texts and theories surrounding literature in our current digital environment. It is important to understand the ways in which digital culture has radically altered traditional print-based practices of writing and reading; however, it is equally important to interrogate the ways in which print culture has similarly adapted and incorporated the digital. To quote Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, "What is new about new media comes from the particular ways in which they refashion older media and the ways in which older media refashion themselves to answer that challenges of new media." To that end, you will find here not only articles related to digital forms of literature, but also articles that explore the analog (print) texts which have shaped, and in turn been reshaped by, our digital world.
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Note to ENGL 295 StudentsEdit
You are free to edit any part of this wiki. As you will see in your reading, wiki articles can be restored to previous versions, so you don't have to worry about breaking anything. That said, I'd prefer if you didn't make changes to the main page so that others know they're in the right place when they visit. Those interested in using a wiki as part of their final project should make liberal use of the "edit" button both here and on other Wikia wikis. Seeing how other people made things happen on their page is one of the quickest and easiest ways to learn how to edit your own wiki articles.
- ↑ Bolter and Gruisin. Remediation. Page 15