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The Resource Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology, Sonja Neef ; [English translation by Anthony Mathews]

Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology, Sonja Neef ; [English translation by Anthony Mathews]

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Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology
Title
Imprint and trace
Title remainder
handwriting in the age of technology
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Neef ; [English translation by Anthony Mathews]
Title variation
Handwriting in the age of technology
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • In today's world, written communication is a highly technical business. Most writing is composed on computer, while correspondence is largely transmitted by means of email or text message. We type our shopping orders online, blogs are our diaries and we have Facebook. Consequently, the practice that seems to be falling into neglect as a result is the physical and material act of handwriting. --
  • In Imprint and Trace: Handwriting in the Age of Technology, Sonja Neef first uncovers the real historical resilience of handwriting. She shows us how advances in the form of the printing press (a technical means of writing) and the typewriter, for example, initiated in their wake radically new writing implements (steel-tipped feather quill, fountain-pen, ballpoint); and she points out how current digital applications such as tablet PCs, screensavers and handwriting recognition software stimulate new handwriting practices. Behind this intertwined relationship between the physical and the technical are posited paired conceptual principles - trace, the unique cursive line drawn by an individual hand, and imprint, the principle that handwriting needs to be serial, standardized and repeatable in order to be readable. It is the dualistic creativity of imprint and trace that leads to a series of fascinating illustrated case studies on the topics of screensavers, urban graffiti, body tattooing, and a pair of twentieth-century diaries, one by Anne Frank, the other briefly believed to have been written by Adolf Hitler. --
  • Imprint and Trace presents an original and distinctive re-evaluation of the relationships between handwriting and technology, and between the various imprints and traces that have defined writing throughout history. This book will appeal to readers and scholars of both media studies and critical theory, as well as to all those interested in the cultural phenomena of writing and print production past and present. --Book Jacket
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UKM
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Neef, Sonja
Dewey number
652.109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z40
LC item number
.N4413 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Writing
  • Graphology
  • Writing materials and instruments
  • Written communication
  • Written communication
  • Penmanship
Label
Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology, Sonja Neef ; [English translation by Anthony Mathews]
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Publication
Note
"First published in 2008 by Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin as Abdruck und Spur: Handschrift im Zeitalter ihrer technischen Reproduzierbarkeit."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-365)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
528423715
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781861896537
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)528423715
Label
Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology, Sonja Neef ; [English translation by Anthony Mathews]
Publication
Note
"First published in 2008 by Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin as Abdruck und Spur: Handschrift im Zeitalter ihrer technischen Reproduzierbarkeit."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-365)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
528423715
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781861896537
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)528423715

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