The Scroll Unfurled: Ancient to “Vanguard”

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  • Interactive Text

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  • The Scroll Unfurled: Ancient to “Vanguard”

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  • (Short paper)

    Keywords: Text, Scroll, Book, E-book, Digital Art, Artist’s Books, Textile

    An historical understanding of the scroll is useful for creating within new textual genres. Books and text art-forms are destabilizing, energizing future possibilities. Yet we must look backward to the reasons this first information technology existed, as I do in my digital scrolls that report, communicate, purge, and narrate. In light of our changing “book landscape,” we combine heirlooms, maps and artifacts with rounded and striped visual structures expressing the rich aesthetic of a fading old (slow) format. Where will the new and fast electronic formats lead our culture?

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