Medium and Message
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Whether on papyrus, bamboo, clay, stone, or wood, writing shows an important relationship between medium and message. Explore the influence media have had on writing’s shape, direction, and use by delving into the origins of terms used for writing implements, the process for making papyrus, the phasing out of scrolls by codices, and more.