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Handwriting as Technology


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Handwriting as Technology

  1. 1. Handwriting as technology of discipline & liberation CCR 633 ::: 3/1/11Saturday, March 12, 2011
  2. 2. Secretary HandSaturday, March 12, 2011
  3. 3. Scribal Secretary HandSaturday, March 12, 2011
  4. 4. Tudor ChancerySaturday, March 12, 2011
  5. 5. Tudor Court of Common PleasSaturday, March 12, 2011
  6. 6. Pipe Roll Hand (Exchequer)Saturday, March 12, 2011
  7. 7. SpencerianSaturday, March 12, 2011
  8. 8. Palmer MethodSaturday, March 12, 2011
  9. 9. Kate: Thornton’s argument suggests that handwriting as a technology is capable of indicating particular qualities of those employing the technology—whether or not an individual or group is indicated is based on the specific cultural understanding of community values. Is this true of other literacy technologies? In our contemporary moment, handwriting doesn’t hold much cultural capital anymore — as individuals, most of our written communication probably happens via typing and word-processing. Is it possible for typing as a technology to indicate particular qualities and characteristics of individuals or groups? Rachel: What hierarchies do we have in place today in our system of handwriting, if any?  Is simply placing text into printed form a demonstration of status in ways?Saturday, March 12, 2011
  10. 10. Rachel: It is stated that historically print was defined by its disassociation from the individual.  Today we have introduced much more individualize methods of utilizing print, methods that make the author to reader connection much more direct.  Is this statement no longer valid then, that print is cold, and distant?  Is a photocopied, handwritten zine more personal than a blog if it is snail mailed to you, and therefore takes production and mailing time to be received by you rather than instantaneously through blogging?Saturday, March 12, 2011