This is Not a Book: Transliteracies and Long Forms of Digital Attention
Alan Liu (Université de Californie)
This talk argues that in the digital age, the \"book\"--whether physical, digital, or in some other media–is only a metaphor for \"long forms of shared attention. \"The book dissolves into, but also persists in, slowly-changing networks of discourse that are \"transliteracies\" because they span across media, across networks, and across time. The talk concludes with examples of recent digital projects–including the RoSE (Research-oriented Social Environment) at University of California, Santa Barbara--that attempt to represent such long forms of shared digital attention.