THE FLICKERING PAGE by M. Allen Cunningham
Are physical books merely old media in need of an update?
What characterizes the electronic reading experience versus the reading of print? How significant are the differences?
As our reading media change, how will our reading and writing methods change? What effects might this have on our literature and our interactions with information overall?
A provocative casebook for our digital times, The Flickering Page is designed to jumpstart in-depth dialogue about the historical, cultural, civic, and scientific implications of a mass shift in reading methods. Originating in M. Allen Cunningham's ongoing work with the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, arrestingly illustrated by artist Nathan Shields, this small volume weaves together some of the most cogent thought of the past fifty years, urging readers to consider anew -- and pose for themselves -- the many questions about our technological revolution that remain far from settled.