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I:1.  Reading, hearing, writing, performing the linguistically innovative poetries and swept up in the enthusiasms of their deep, but lo-tech, engagements with new textualities through both formal experiment, and in their play of significations, there is a temptation to say to its practising writers and readers, “I/you/we/they don’t need ‘new’ technologies or ‘new’ media.” There is so much left to be explored, that is being explored, in both codexspace and performancespace, as to suggest that it would be a waste of time to buy into some novel textgadgetry; to risk an expense of spirit in the wastes of techno-narcissism; or to subject poetics, “… to the trade of a calculation that dominates most tenaciously in those areas where there is no need of numbers.” [CALCULATION]
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