TEI and The Mark Twain Project

An interesting example of TEI in action is the Mark Twain Project. The stated purpose of this project is to “…produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything mark twain wrote.” To this end the Project houses a range of digitized materials including: every letter Twain has known to have written, letters written to him […]

Condorcet, the rebel still

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in books, library | No Comments

If I could go back in time to to tell somebody something about the future of books and reading, I would travel to France in 1776 to have a chat with Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet. Condorcet was a mathematician and philosopher who was passionate about public education and making and keeping […]

Experiments with Form and Meaning

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in books | No Comments

The first text that came to mind when I was thinking about form effecting meaning is a book by Annemarie Mol called The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice. In this book Mol writes an ethnography of atherosclerosis, which is a disease that causes the thickening and eventual obstruction of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is a relatively banal disease insofar […]