Paper Knowledge :: Lisa Gitelman :: April 11, 2014


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Friday, April 11 // Guest: Lisa Gitelman, NYU

“Paper Knowledge”

  1 PM / Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice / New North 408

Lisa Gitelman is Professor of English and Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.  She is the author of several books, including Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Age of Edison (Stanford University Press, 2000), New Media, 1740-1915 (MIT Press, 2004; co-edited with Geoffrey B. Pingree), Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT Press, 2006), and “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron (MIT Press, 2013).  As a guest of the Modernities Working Group, she will discuss a pre-circulated chapter from her new book, Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Duke University Press, 2014).

Here are some recent reviews of Paper Knowledge:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/03/12/review-lisa-gitelman-paper-knowledge-toward-media-history-documents

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/paper-knowledge-toward-a-media-history-of-documents-by-lisa-gitelman/2011525.article

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