Evolution of Manuscript to Print
Learn about manuscripts, how the printing press evolved and the arrival of digital media in this free online course.
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Begin by exploring ways that printing changed manuscript culture and the techniques and materials that were used for writing. You will be shown the development of print technology and understand the differences between feudalism and capitalism. Also, you will be taught how technology has affected the history of text processing and its distribution. Furthermore, learn how development in Europe influenced text and the effect of the medium on the message being conveyed.
Next, study the effect the emergence of print had on Europe socially and politically from the 15th to 17th centuries. Delve into the motivation for printing and the concept of John Dryden's mock-heroic satire, 'Mac Flecknoe'. This course goes on to explain the influence of print on exploration and the concept of colonialism, showing you how print aided the scientific and technological advancement of Europe.
Then, develop an in-depth understanding of the changes in the perception of text with the coming of digital media. You will learn about word processing and the digital space, the effect of print on the oral universe, and hypertext support systems. Finally, explore the emergence of electronic literature and its characteristics. This course is important for learners who wish to get in-depth knowledge of how the printing press evolved and the future of print with the arrival of digital media.Start Course Now
Writing and Printing Technology
Writing and Printing Technology - Learning Outcomes
Manuscript Culture: India
Feudalism to Capitalism
Febvre and Martin: The Discovery of Printing & The Chinese Precedent
Writing and Printing Technology - Lesson Summary
Print and The Renaissance
Print and The Renaissance - Learning Outcomes
Gutenberg and Revolution: 15th Century
Consequences of Print: 16th - 17th Century
John Dryden: MacFlecknoe
Print and The Renaissance - Lesson Summary
Entrance to Digital Media
Entrance to Digital Media - Learning Outcomes
Jay David Bolter: Seeing and Writing
Robert Coover: The End of Books
N. Katherine Hayles: Electronic Literature
Entrance to Digital Media - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Identify various writing techniques in the manuscript era
- List some of the natural materials used in the creation of manuscripts
- Summarize how the transition from feudalism to capitalism led to urbanization
- Discuss how print has influenced exploration, science and politics
- Evaluate the motivating factors for increasing the printing of books
- Explain word processing and digital space
- Recall how print has brought about the standardization of languages
- Summarize the emergence of electronic literature
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