Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Reading in the Digital Age

In what ways do ebooks serve or change the act of reading? As reading becomes a predominantly digital experience, what effects might this have on writing and on our interactions with information overall? The works of an author are the same whether published in print or pixels. But, does a book read the same way on page as on screen?

In response to these questions, the Newport Public Library will host “From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age,” a free conversation with Portland author Mark Cunningham on Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Cunningham most recent book is The Flickering Page: The Reading Experience in Digital Times, which weaves together some of the most cogent thought of the past fifty years, urging readers to consider anew the many questions about our technological revolution that remain far from settled.   He has also published the illustrated limited edition short story collection Date of Disappearance, the novels The Green Age of Asher Witherow and Lost Son, and another work of nonfiction,  The Honorable Obscurity Handbook.

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