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Turkish Star Trek Rip-Off… Or Something

“For the first hour, all the opening doors on the Enterprise are accompanied by a nice door-opening sound effect stolen from Star Trek. But by this point in the movie, the Turkish audio engineers have lost interest. Now whenever someone walks into a room, somebody off camera makes the sound ‘swwwsh!’ with their mouth two to three seconds after the door opens. For some reason this seemed more riveting to…

Literary Scholarship in the Digital Future

“We recognize the capacity of digital instruments to simulate so many of our elements and forms of living, and thinking, and imagining. But just because the book has been our simulation machine of choice for centuries, we need to study and understand it now more than ever — not as a place of retreat, but as a profound source, and resource — at a moment when we are trying to…