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Roundtable 1: Reading, Past and Present

Friday, June 17th, 11:00-12:30 (6020 HSSB)

Moderator: Alan Liu. Discussants: Anne Balsamo, Adrian Johns, Jerome J. McGann, J. Hillis Miller, Carol Braun Pasternack, Leah Price, Ronald E. Rice, Bob Stein, William B. Warner

  1. “What is good reading today, and yesterday?”

  2. “What is the difference between reading and searching, or browsing?”

  3. “How can research into historical reading practices (and the history of the book) help us think about online reading today?”

  4. “How can research into new media technologies and online reading practices help us better understand historical reading practices?”

  5. ”’How to take a good online text to bed’: What promising directions in human factors or interface research can mediate between past and present reading practices?”

  6. “How can reading online be improved? (including the question: what might ‘improvement’ mean?) And what do we have to do to get there? (For example, what are the key problem areas in current research or technology?)”

(Discussion Map)

  tl, 04.06.05

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