SCRIPT 2.0 is now live.
SCRIPTjr.nl began publication in January 2010 and, through June 2011, published two structured issues per year. In 2012, the editors reformatted SCRIPTjr.nl as a content-driven publication that continually pushes articles and posts live.
As the second-driven media models of the 21st century mature — gradually replacing the daily, monthly, and annual temporal models that preceded them — serial issue publication seems more and more old-fashioned. In the world of Renaissance and Victorian mercantile publishing, single issues represented units of a larger set of rolling content. These units developed for pragmatic reasons, namely, since one couldn’t circulate individual articles and remain solvent, publishers bundled articles into leaf groups — folio-/codex-style — and published them at regular, repeated intervals.
While it served humanity for hundreds of years, this model developed as a result of material circumstance. It possesses no metaphysical “rightness” and, as such, there’s no real reason to fetishize the “old ways” or hold them up as exclusively authentic. Thanks to the internet and her child technologies, we have a vast array of publication options and can push single content instances into the world on an as-needed basis, in intellectually and financially solvent ways.
Guttenberg democratized content and literacy. WordPress democratizes literary capital and publishing. SCRIPTjr.nl 2.0 uses the tradition of the former and the tools of the latter to continue exploring literature's last frontiers.