Thursday, March 22, 2012

"From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in a Digital Age" - program at the Cornelius Library

Mark Cunningham
Engage yourself in thoughtful conversation about the future of reading & the impact of e-books. Join author Mark Cunningham in the Oregon Humanities Conversation project, From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age.

The event takes place at the Cornelius Public Library at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2012.

From the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project:
The works of James Joyce are the same whether published in print or pixels. But the question remains: does the Joyce devotee read the same way on page as on screen? Cultural critic Neil Postman said, “Technology always has unforeseen consequences and it is not always clear, at the beginning, who or what will win, and who or what will lose.” In what ways do e-books 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? Oregon author Mark Cunningham will lead a conversation about what happens when we change our methods of reading.
WCCLS offers ebooks to patrons with Library2Go. Click here for a guide to getting started with Library2Go.