The first exercise follows on from the ideas of ‘the arbitrariness of the sign’ and ‘the textual revolution and the story’:
What happens to a story when you take it from its source, make it permanent in print, and disseminate it to a wide audience?
- When a story is printed, it reaches a lot more people than it would when told orally. It stops evolving too. No longer does it change with each re-telling. That particular story is set in stone (or ink), unless it is re-written by someone else.
- Printing of stories can have negative implications – misinformation and