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grapho- +‎ -sphere

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graphosphere (plural graphospheres)

  1. The "totality of graphic devices used to record, store, display, and disseminate messages and information, and the social and cultural spaces in which they figure."[1]
    • 2005, Jacques Derrida (2005), cited in R. Burt, 2016, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Springer. p. 24.
      What belongs to the graphosphere always implies some kind of surface, and even the materiality of some kind of backing or support; but not all graphemes are necessarily imprinted on paper, or the skin, photographic film, or a piece of parchment.
  2. (historical) The age of print (following the logosphere, or age of writing, and preceding the videosphere).[2]
    • 2007, Régis Debray, "Socialism: A life-cycle," New Left Review, 46, July-August 2007.
      A second period, the graphosphere, runs from 1448 to around 1968: from the Gutenberg Revolution to the rise of TV.

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  1. ^ Simon Franklin, 2011, "Mapping the Graphosphere: Cultures of Writing in Early 19th-Century Russia (and Before)," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 2011
  2. ^ Debray (2007), cited in Simon Franklin, 2011, "Mapping the Graphosphere: Cultures of Writing in Early 19th-Century Russia (and Before)," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 2011