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Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman


Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the traditions and medium of the book. What, it asks, are the book's current prospects? The study highlights the most radical experiments in the book's history as trials in what the author terms the Prevailing Operating System at play within the fields of knowledge, art, critique, and science. The investigations of modern systems theory, as exemplified by Gregory Bateson, Anthony Wilden, and Niklas Luh ... More

Keywords: book, Gregory Bateson, Anthony Wilden, Niklas Luhmann, modern systems theory, textual display, expression, articulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232833
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Sussman, author
Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University