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FoE3 Introductory Remarks--Henry Jenkins

Professor Henry Jenkins, MIT

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Look to William Burroughs, Word is a Virus

“My basic theory is that the written word was actually a virus,” he once said, “that made the spoken word possible. The word has not been recognized as a virus because it has achieved a state of stable symbiosis with the host…” (from The Job, 1974)

Posted over 5 years by Anonymous

also see Laurie Anderson’s
Language is a Virus

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