Visible Language is concerned with research and ideas that help define the unique role and properties of written language. A basic premise of the journal is that writing/reading form an autonomous system of language expression which must be defined and developed on its own terms. To this must be added research and ideas that help define the presentation of information within the digital arena. The shift from page to screen is comparable in its significance to the shift from manuscript to print. Developing the knowledge base and conventions for this new media will take time and challenge our ability to move beyond the book and into more fluid and relational systems of presentation.
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