This video discusses the concept of "auto-publication" and its various forms, including digital and print, and its effects on the author's identity. It also discusses the role of mediating editorial processes in this process. The speaker asks a question about the possibility of democratization of access to the public, which they fear could be dangerous because there is already a text that is read as an "object" with no authorial input or revision.
In this video, Roger Chartier discusses the dangers of overly linking culture to the ability to spread information on a large scale. He also talks about the importance of distinguishing between practices inherited from the traditional (free) reading culture and those shaped by the digital realm. Finally, he provides a question for the audience to ponder.
This video discusses the importance of studying history from a cultural perspective. The speaker argues that this is especially important in today's context, where there are many different revolutions happening around the world. He discusses how different revolutions have different precursors, and how we can learn from studying them.