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Tomás Granados

Fondo the Cultural Economica |

Tomás Granados Salinas was born in Mexico City in 1970. Studied applied math and is currently a MS student (finance). Is the author of two volumes of short stories and a frequent contributor to Mexican newspapers and magazines, such as Reforma and Letras Libres. From 1997 to 2009 was the editor-in-chief of Hoja por Hoja, a monthly book review; from 2008 to 2009 was the editor-in-chief of Libros de México, the magazine of the Mexican publishers association. Is the director of the series Libros sobre Libros (Books about Books), where the Spanish translation of Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style appeared. Is currently a managing editor at Fondo de Cultura Económica.

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Reading Technologies

Session 65 | Room MIDE
Wednesday 28 October | 11:25 – 11:45

Duration: 20 minutes

In the XII Century, there was a mutation in the reading way, when the lectio-divina – practiced in the monasteries- turned to lectio scholastica –which was organized to serve better to the logic, analytic and academic thought. In a similar way, we nowadays witness the breakdown of a paradigm on reading; the book, today, is no longer a cult object, screen has taken its place. Reading process has changed, analytic reading is being replaced by a hypertextual reading, the text is read as segments of independent information in a new writing space: the screen.

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