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ERIC Number: EJ813390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Hypertext Fiction Reading: Haptics and Immersion
Mangen, Anne
Journal of Research in Reading, v31 n4 p404-419 Nov 2008
Reading is a multi-sensory activity, entailing perceptual, cognitive and motor interactions with whatever is being read. With digital technology, reading manifests itself as being extensively multi-sensory--both in more explicit and more complex ways than ever before. In different ways from traditional reading technologies such as the codex, digital technology illustrates how the act of reading is intimately connected with and intricately dependent on the fact that we are both body and mind--a fact carrying important implications for even such an apparently intellectual activity as reading, whether recreational, educational or occupational. This article addresses some important and hitherto neglected issues concerning digital reading, with special emphasis on the vital role of our bodies, and in particular our fingers and hands, for the immersive fiction reading experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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