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Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll Talk Minitel

Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll Talk Minitel

Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll, authors of the book Minitel, answer some questions posed by Platform Studies series editors, Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost.

Five Minutes with Peter Sahlins on 1668: The Year of the Animal in France

Five Minutes with Peter Sahlins on 1668: The Year of the Animal in France

Your book is about the importance of animals - in life, in art, and in philosophy - in late-17th century. You describe 1668 as “the year of the animal,” but this year is really in the middle of a decade during which the culture was rapidly and radically shifting. Can you talk about the importance of this year, and why you chose it as representative for the period of time you cover in the book?