Maria Angel

At the Time of Writing: Digital Media, Gesture, and Handwriting

2013-08-30

“At the Time of Writing” considers the role of proprioception and the embodied memory of writing and gesture as a critical component of readerly practices. Anna Gibbs and Maria Angel examine a series of works of born digital literature that use representational techniques to evoke an “ethos of touch” that is critical to the experience of the work. Gibbs and Angel conclude that feeling is key to the process of meaning-making, and that experimental interfaces foreground the importance of the body in literature.