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Brown Bag Series: "The iPad in the History of Communication"

Event Type
Informational
Topic
presentation
Sponsor
Technology Services
Location
23 Illini Hall
Date
Apr 17, 2013   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Bonnie Mak and Julia Pollack
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Through a fascinating display of visuals, this presentation explores the use of the iPad as a vehicle to interrogate the long history of reading and writing technologies. Comparing the iPad with the wax tablet of antiquity and the illuminated manuscript of the Middle Ages, Bonnie Mak and Julia Pollack expose surprising similarities across diverse technologies, and show how the iPad itself has become the focus of critical inquiry in its emergent role in the shaping of knowledge in the 21st century. Join us for a lively discussion about how the iPad can aid the investigation of millennia-old questions about the communication of information.

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