Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Betsy_Ch2_Aarseth_Q

Aatseth states "digital literature is real literature" and "digital literature is still literature, pure, if not simple. When I can read a Harry Potter novel on my palm pilot, paper is no longer an inegral part of literature's material or ideological foundations."

I agree literature can be placed digitally in different places, websites, palm pilots, readings on iTunes. But my question is, how does the 'publishing' come in to context? Can people essentually publish their own work? Or do you still have to go to a publisher. There is a difference between copywriting, publishing, and just placing on the web for everyone to see digitally. How could or will those lines be drawn?

5 Comments:

At 12:13 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

I believe I am taking your question in a bit of a different direction, Betsy, but I don't believe that publishing as we currently know it will continue indefinately.
Why?
Technology now allows individuals to create their own art, news, entertainment, you name it ...
While this will inevitably create a lot of crap, and also will create a logistical nightmare (as far as the copywriting, publishing, etc. is concerned), I still find the idea of a multitude of voices simultaneously creating to be exciting. Because amidst said crap, intelligent and insightful pieces of art, news, entertainment, etc will be formed due to the more democratic creative environment.
I know that really is no answer to your question, but tangents are always fun! :-)

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Yildiz said...

Yup, I think anyone can publish anything on the web.
however, publishing in new media becomes different, rather than approaching different publishing houses, you would then approach leading newspapers or some institute or an organization who has some credibility in the market.
you need that validation for some readers to take it seriously.
so basically, copyright laws will form around that.

Therefore, publishing becomes different in that sense..
but then reading a book has its own joy than reading online.

I hope i got your question right:D

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger RAFAEL BRIONES RODRIGUEZ said...

ONCE INFORMATION ITS TRANSFER BY WORDS IT BECOMES INFORMAL, BUT ONCE THE INFO GET TRANSLATED INTO A DOCUMENT IT BECOMMES FORMAL INFORMATION, THEREFORE
I SEE A WEBSITE, A OPINION, OR A PAPER LETTER AS AN "OFFICIAL PUBLISHED MATERIAL"

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Mark said...

This is the fundimental issue accediamia will have to face over the next few years. Is publising an article in an online journal the same or less then a printed journal. just because we killed some trees does it make it better.

Also there is enough web knowledge that web sites can be createsd in such a way that they look exactly or better than a "real" website.

Who knows?

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Ashley Ward said...

another interesting question would be how will the publishing companies morph to be web-applicable. While they may not survive, I'm sure several will at least try to change the way business is done. In the future we might purchase books like we do music from iTunes. You can purchase a chapter for 75c and if you liked the chapter the entire book for $5 or something.

 

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