What You Would Think of as Noise: On Matthew G. Kirschenbaum’s “Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage”

JULY 1, 2022 IN A 1979 “electronic lecture,” later published as the frequently cited essay “History of the Voice,” Barbadian poet-critic Kamau Brathwaite laid out his theory of what he called “nation language.” In outlining the term, he tells his audience/readers: Now I’d like to describe for you some of the characteristics of our nation … Read more