Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

Multimodal Scholarship

I’m finishing up the revisions on chapter 2 today, and have been thinking about the section “from text to… something more.” I’ve expanded my thinking about multimodal scholarship a bit, including the addition of these paragraphs, just after Moulthrop’s “Writing is still writing, even with funkier friends” quotation: Resistance to allowing scholarly production to take […]

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Further Revisions

I’m vastly behind schedule, I’m afraid, but am at last pressing forward with revisions on this text for the print edition. One of the things that’s been most useful to me in working back through the early parts of the text has been the comments from readers who suggest that I’ve grazed too lightly across […]

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I’m beginning the process of revising the manuscript today, and have (appropriately, I guess) begun with the beginning. It’s occurred to me that I might post bits and pieces of revisions-in-progress here, as a way of fostering more discussion where appropriate. One of the most-commented paragraphs in the project is the zombie paragraph, which several […]

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External Reviews

As I’ve noted on the External Reviews page contained within the table of contents, NYU Press sent Planned Obsolescence out for traditional peer review alongside this process. At the request of Eric Zinner, the press’s Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief, one of my reviewers, Lisa Spiro, has allowed us to post her reviews — both the […]

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Technical Stuff Happening

Apologies, folks; we’re making a small update here that’s temporarily got the site behaving a little funnily. Give us a couple of minutes and all should be back up and running.

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Community Blog!

So my last post was driven by the fact that I’d woken up in the middle of the night thinking, gee, where will readers of Planned Obsolescence do the kind of summary, synthetic commenting that attempts to make connections across the book? Not knowing how else to manage it, I figured I’d start an open […]

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Overall Comments

It occurs to me this morning that one of the things that CommentPress doesn’t provide for in its fine-grained commenting structure is a place for wide-ranging discussion of the broader ideas, or the overall progression of those ideas, in the manuscript as a whole. That is to say, while I do still disagree with Ian […]

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Launching Planned Obsolescence

The process of writing and publishing a book is ordinarily subject to odd lulls, and the lulls feel particularly odd once the book is finished but before it comes out. The manuscript gets sent to the press, and everything goes quiet, and then all of a sudden back come reviewers’ reports or copy-edited text or […]

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