For this lab report, I want you to do two things. First, to reflect as always on the lab we conducted together. How does working by candlelight help you think about early practices of textual production, transmission, and the evolution of the codex format? What new insights are produced by the experience?
Second, I would ask you to choose another “media adjacent” technology: perhaps something more contemporary, such as a piece of hardware necessary to run a favorite application, or something related to your other interests. You should be thinking about a technical or material element that influences the form, production, or use of your medium. You have latitude here, but you should be considering something that seems on first glance to stand apart from the content of your medium—as the candle perhaps seems separate from the content of the manuscripts produced by its light—but which is intrinsic to its existence. What new insight might we glean by considering these elements together, or by widening our lens from a given medium to the technologies or materials central to its expression?