Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction: Opening Closings

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pp. ix-xxii

This book begins and ends with magic—sleights of hand that disguise how closed our devices are by cleverly diverting our attention to seemingly breathtaking technological feats. From the stylized, David Copperfield–inspired Apple launch for the iPad, which is touted as a “truly magical and revolutionary...

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1. Indistinguishable from Magic: Invisible Interfaces and Digital Literature as Demystifier

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pp. 1-46

If the twenty-first century does not have, as Siegfried Zielinski writes in the chapter epigraph, a craving for media, it is because media, by way of interface, are steadily making their way toward invisibility, imperceptibility, and inoperability. We cannot crave whatever is ubiquitous. As I describe in this section,...

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2. From the Philosophy of the Open to the Ideology of the User-Friendly

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pp. 47-86

The second cut into the ground of our technological past in this study of reading/writing interfaces is into the era of the GUIbased personal computer that was preceded by Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, and Seymour Papert’s experiments with computing and interface design from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s....

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3. Typewriter Concrete Poetry as Activist Media Poetics

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pp. 87-128

The third archaeological cut I make into reading/writing interfaces is the era from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s in which poets, working heavily under the influence of Marshall McLuhan, sought to create (especially, so-called dirty) concrete poetry as a way to experiment with the limits and the possibilities of the...

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4. The Fascicle as Process and Product

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pp. 129-162

Throughout this book I try to produce a friction from reading new media interfaces with, into, and against old media interfaces—a friction that not only troubles the distinction between new and old but also follows in the steps of instances of (activist) media poetics throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries...

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Postscript: The Googlization of Literature

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pp. 163-184

Throughout this book I have attempted to create a friction between new and old writing interfaces while describing the media poetics of writers themselves reading, through writing, writing interfaces. Now that we are all constantly connected to networks, driven by invisible, formidable algorithms, the role ...

Notes

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pp. 185-218

Index

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pp. 219-222

About the Author, Series Pages

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pp. 223-225