the future of citation

We’ve gone from zero to sixty in terms of open access, social reading, massively-collaborative composition, and other features of the post-authoritative textual world.  I fully expect that we’ll break Mach 1 in a few short years.

Where does this leave us with regard to acknowledging our sources?  Will we continue to cite for the same reasons?  Will we devise new ways of bringing previous writers into our own texts?  What will documentation systems look like in a dozen years?  And exactly how far behind will our pedagogy lag?

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About meg worley

visual rhetoric • hacker culture • medievalia • digital rhetoric • comics • authorship • children's lit • privacy politics • translation • linguistics assistant professor of writing and rhetoric, colgate university