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[BKARTS] The Virtual Codex: from page space to espace - A lecture by Johanna Drucker, Friday April 25, Syracuse University Library

The Syracuse University Seminar in the History of the Book Presents -

The Virtual Codex: from page space to espace - A lecture by Johanna Drucker

What do designers of electronic books have to learn from the traditional,
paper-based codex? Drawing on scholarship in the history of the book, this
talk argues that the idea of a book should be as much grounded in what it
does as what it looks like. Using examples from the development of
marginalia, tables of contents, and other paratextual features to analyze
the way books work, and creative innovations wrought by book artists, this
talk suggests that many principles useful for the design of electronic
information spaces-- and the "virtual" book-- can be extracted from
traditional codex works.

Johanna Drucker is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the
University of Virginia where she directs the program in Media Studies. She
has lectured and published widely on the history of artists' books, digital
aesthetics, and other topics related to the visual and graphic presentation
of knowledge.

The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday April 25, in the Hillyer Room,
6th Floor, E.S. Bird Library, Syracuse, NY. Directions can be found at

Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9937

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