Monthly Archives: May 2015

BR 2.0 – Laura Dobson

Why does Manovich use Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe how new media is made and the role of software in its construction? Manovich references Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to illustrate the complexity of information that comprises new media work. Rather than being produced from a singular viewpoint […]

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Reading Response 2 — Alysia Lisanti

1.  The idea of Roland Barthes’ “tissue of quotations” relates to the context of Manovich’s viewpoint because it demonstrates that there is not a set meaning on anything original. In Barthes’ case, he is referring to specifically just text, but this concept extends to new media as well. With technology today, it can sometimes be […]

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Reading Response #2 – Jacqueline Carlos

1. Why does Manovich use Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe how new media is made and the role of software in its construction? Manovich uses Barthes’ idea of “tissue of quotations” to describe new media production and software construction to illustrate its complexity as a concept. New media and software […]

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Reading Response #2

by Emily-Rose Gibbons Why does Manovich use Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe how new media is made and the role of software in its construction? Manovich uses Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” as a way of describing the way that “innumerable centres of culture” (page 3) are […]

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Nora Mahdi / Blog Post / 2 1) In this article Manovich discusses how Roland Barthes defines the cultural text known as “tissue of quotations”. Roland explains that our knowledge of tissue of quotations is not just a line of words that deliver one message but is a space where different works of literature that […]

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Reading Response 2 – Lindsey Luckevich

Manovich uses the idea of a “tissue of quotations” to explore the notion of new media as pastiche. All software is indebted to the technical developments of the preceding programs. When working within a specific technology, nothing is ever really “new” just expanded or redeveloped. New media artists and software designers work in a field […]

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Reading Response 2

Why does Manovich use Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe how new media is made and the role of software in its construction?   Manovich refers to Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe new media because of all of the influence that is thrust upon a piece of […]

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Reading Response 2 – Laura Rojas

1. Why does Manovich use Roland Barthes’ idea of a “tissue of quotations” to describe how new media is made and the role of software in its construction? Manovich makes reference to Barthes’ idea that cultural texts are created from “a variety of writings, none of them original, [which] bend and clash.” (p. 3). Like […]

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