The virtual world dominates. 3D has been seconded into another film format as opposed to how we experience the physical universe. Seeing your work in print is a moment to behold. As the hours, days and months spent writing, editing and re-editing to finally produce an article that fits the requirements of peer review and academia is laid bare before you, a nascent pleasure surfaces. The realisation that this physical artefact exists in a physical world - ensconced in libraries and academic institutions but in time scholars may happen upon it, read it, reference it. Your words and research may be included in the work of another - in the bibliography, footnotes or endnotes perhaps, justified by the academic accreditation of being published but exist they do in the physical form of the journal.
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