Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
David M. Levy
- 999 Pages
- January 23, 2012
- ISBN: 9781611459845
We are surrounded by documents of all kinds, from receipts to letters, business memos to books, yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as out reading and writing habits are being questioned and transformed by new technologies ad practices. What is the future of the book? Is paper about to disappear? With the Internet and World Wide Web, what will happen to libraries, copyright and education? Starting with a simple deli lunch receipt, SCROLLING FORWARD examines documents of all kinds from the perspectives of culture, history, and technology in order to show how they can work and what they say about us and the values we carry into the new age.
David M. Levy has a PhD in computer science from Stanford University as well a diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding. He was a researcher at Xerox and is currently a professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is also the author of Mindful Tech. He lives in Seattle, Washington.