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06 September 2010

The Gestures of Reading

There's an intimacy inherent to touching and manipulating a book. I don't know that it's like that, visibly at least, for any other medium. (In particular I'm thinking about the intimacy associated with navigating your own phone or computer, but you can't see any of those familiar gestures taking place. Most of it happens with slight finger-twitches of a cursor, and rapid eye movement.)

Part of João Machado's The Effect of a Book, Extending Beyond The Form. Via Swiss Miss.

1 comment:

Howie said...

I agree. I don't think Tablets and Readers will be able to mimic this. But they will save trees. And even more intimate is sitting under a tree and hanging out with it...then turning the tree into a book ;-)