What is Digital? Concepts and a Chronology

DOUGLAS BAGNALL, 2008.
“What is Digital? Concepts and a Chronology”
From The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.

Douglas Bagnall explains what ‘digital’ really means, using examples we don’t often associate with the digital, such as language, song and weaving. Bagnall outlines the fundamental differences between ‘digital’ and ‘analogue’, and helps us to understand that the ‘digital age’ truly means that the digital becomes invisible, “hiding within every apparent analogue thing”.

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