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    Nina Shen Rastogi's Book List

    Sven Birkerts, The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (1994)
    Renowned literary critic Birkerts' examination of technology's effect on literature

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    AGNI, a literary magazine edited by Birkerts
    Wen Stephenson's response to the book (from Atlantic Monthly)

    Tim O'Reilly, etc., O'Reilly Radar
    O'Reilly Radar is a collective blog that "watches the alpha geeks" in order to determine emerging technology trends. O'Reilly Media, Inc., is a leading computer book publisher that also organizes important tech conferences, including the one that launched the "Web 2.0" meme. This section of the blog is specifically about the publishing industry.

    Blog contributors/researchers

    Institute for the Future of the Book, if:book
    if:book is a blog written by members of the Institute for the Future of the Book, an innovative think tank in Brooklyn. Always thought-provoking, often pleasantly literary. Below are links to some of the Institute's recent projects.

    Flight Paths, a collaborative novel
    The Googlization of Everything, a networked non-fiction book
    CommentPress, an add-on for the WordPress blogging system that allows readers to post paragraph-by-paragraph comments in the margins of the text

    Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, eds., The New Media Reader (2003)
    A collection of essays about the history and theory of new media.

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    Grand Text Auto, a collective blog written by the book's authors

    Geoffrey Nunberg, ed., The Future of the Book (1996)
    Anthology of papers from a seminal conference on the subject, convened by Umberto Eco and others about 13 years ago in Italy.

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    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (2000)
    This debut novel is often cited by theorists interested in po-po-mo, transmedia narrative.

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