<videovortex> N. Katherine Hayles: "Narrative and Database: Remediating Literature Through Data"
geert at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 2 11:09:32 CEST 2007
Outline of her speech in Utrecht on July 5 at the Re-Mediating
Literature conference (http://www2.let.uu.nl/remediatingliterature/).
N. Katherine Hayles: "Narrative and Database: Remediating Literature
Recently several theorists have proposed that database is replacing
narrative as the dominant cultural form, among them Lev Manovich and Ed
Folsom. This presentation will argue for that narrative is essential
for human communication and culture, but it will also acknowledge that
contemporary narratives are transforming through the impact of data.
Remediation here implies that the feedback cycle described by Bolter
and Grusin in Remediation can also be understood to take place through
different cultural forms as well as through different media, where the
dynamics are informed not by the hypermediation/transparency dialectic
they describe but rather by the circulation through narrative and data.
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