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GenText is a powerful and innovative interactive text application that allows readers to access arguments at three levels – short abstract, single screen synopsis, and full selection – with the dynamic interaction offered by pinching and reverse pinching literalizing the metaphor of "zooming" between the levels in a text.
+ GenText recounts the history of how the computer became our culture machine, and is adapted from “Generations,” the last section of Peter Lunenfeld’s new book, The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading.
+ GenText offers a leading-edge interface for reading on portable touch screen devices such as the iPad.
+ GenText exploits the affordances of our “print plus” moment, and will be of special interest for those working in new media, digital humanities, and the design disciplines.
+ GenText was developed by media artist Chandler McWilliams with input from Peter Lunenfeld.
For more information about Gentext and Peter Lunenfeld’s The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture (MIT Press, 2011), visit