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Comparative Textual Media

Author : Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 0816680035
Genre : Art
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Primarily arguing for seeing print as a medium along with the scroll, electronic literature, and computer games, this volume examines the potential transformations if academic departments embraced a media framework. The editors bring together an impressive range of leading scholars to offer new insights for better understanding the implications of the choices we, and our institutions, are making.

Comparative Textual Media

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 9781452940588
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For the past few hundred years, Western cultures have relied on print. When writing was accomplished by a quill pen, inkpot, and paper, it was easy to imagine that writing was nothing more than a means by which writers could transfer their thoughts to readers. The proliferation of technical media in the latter half of the twentieth century has revealed that the relationship between writer and reader is not so simple. From telegraphs and typewriters to wire recorders and a sweeping array of digital computing devices, the complexities of communications technology have made mediality a central concern of the twenty-first century. Despite the attention given to the development of the media landscape, relatively little is being done in our academic institutions to adjust. In Comparative Textual Media, editors N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman bring together an impressive range of essays from leading scholars to address the issue, among them Matthew Kirschenbaum on archiving in the digital era, Patricia Crain on the connection between a child’s formation of self and the possession of a book, and Mark Marino exploring how to read a digital text not for content but for traces of its underlying code. Primarily arguing for seeing print as a medium along with the scroll, electronic literature, and computer games, this volume examines the potential transformations if academic departments embraced a media framework. Ultimately, Comparative Textual Media offers new insights that allow us to understand more deeply the implications of the choices we, and our institutions, are making. Contributors: Stephanie Boluk, Vassar College; Jessica Brantley, Yale U; Patricia Crain, NYU; Adriana de Souza e Silva, North Carolina State U; Johanna Drucker, UCLA; Thomas Fulton, Rutgers U; Lisa Gitelman, New York U; William A. Johnson, Duke U; Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Patrick LeMieux; Mark C. Marino, U of Southern California; Rita Raley, U of California, Santa Barbara; John David Zuern, U of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

The Digital Literary Sphere

Author : Simone Murray
ISBN : 9781421426105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Books are flourishing in the Internet era?widely discussed and reviewed in online readers’ forums and publicized through book trailers and author blog tours. But over the past twenty-five years, digital media platforms have undeniably transformed book culture. Since Amazon’s founding in 1994, the whole way in which books are created, marketed, publicized, sold, reviewed, showcased, consumed, and commented upon has changed dramatically. The digital literary sphere is no mere appendage to the world of print?it is where literary reputations are made, movements are born, and readers passionately engage with their favorite works and authors. In The Digital Literary Sphere, Simone Murray considers the contemporary book world from multiple viewpoints. By examining reader engagement with the online personas of Margaret Atwood, John Green, Gary Shteyngart, David Foster Wallace, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and even Jonathan Franzen, among others, Murray reveals the dynamic interrelationship of print and digital technologies. Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.

Digital Culture

Author : Charlie Gere
ISBN : 9781861895608
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From our bank accounts to supermarket checkouts to the movies we watch, strings of ones and zeroes suffuse our world. Digital technology has defined modern society in numerous ways, and the vibrant digital culture that has now resulted is the subject of Charlie Gere’s engaging volume. In this revised and expanded second edition, taking account of new developments such as Facebook and the iPhone, Charlie Gere charts in detail the history of digital culture, as marked by responses to digital technology in art, music, design, film, literature and other areas. After tracing the historical development of digital culture, Gere argues that it is actually neither radically new nor technologically driven: digital culture has its roots in the eighteenth century and the digital mediascape we swim in today was originally inspired by informational needs arising from industrial capitalism, contemporary warfare and counter-cultural experimentation, among other social changes. A timely and cutting-edge investigation of our contemporary social infrastructures, Digital Culture is essential reading for all those concerned about the ever-changing future of our Digital Age. “This is an excellent book. It gives an almost complete overview of the main trends and view of what is generally called digital culture through the whole post-war period, as well as a thorough exposition of the history of the computer and its predecessors and the origins of the modern division of labor.”—Journal of Visual Culture

Media And The American Mind

Author : Daniel J. Czitrom
ISBN : 0807841072
Genre : Social Science
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In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments

Reading Writing Interfaces

Author : Lori Emerson
ISBN : 0816691266
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lori Emerson examines how interfaces—from today's multitouch devices to yesterday's desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson's self-bound fascicle volumes—mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into the past, she shows how writers have long tested and transgressed technological boundaries. Reading the means of production as well as the creative works they produce, Emerson demonstrates that technologies are more than mere tools and that the interface is not a neutral border between writer and machine but is in fact a collaborative creative space. Reading Writing Interfaces begins with digital literature's defiance of the alleged invisibility of ubiquitous computing and multitouch in the early twenty-first century and then looks back at the ideology of the user-friendly graphical user interface that emerged along with the Apple Macintosh computer of the 1980s. She considers poetic experiments with and against the strictures of the typewriter in the 1960s and 1970s and takes a fresh look at Emily Dickinson's self-printing projects as a challenge to the coherence of the book. Through archival research, Emerson offers examples of how literary engagements with screen-based and print-based technologies have transformed reading and writing. She reveals the ways in which writers—from Emily Dickinson to Jason Nelson and Judd Morrissey—work with and against media interfaces to undermine the assumed transparency of conventional literary practice.

Program Earth

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ISBN : 1452950180
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Digitize This Book

Author : Gary Hall
ISBN : 9780816648702
Genre : Social Science
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In the sciences, the merits and ramifications of open accessa the electronic publishing model that gives readers free, irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual access to researcha have been vigorously debated. Open access is now increasingly proposed as a valid means of both disseminating knowledge and career advancement. In Digitize This Book! Gary Hall presents a timely and ambitious polemic on the potential that open access publishing has to transform both a papercentrica humanities scholarship and the institution of the university itself.

Digital Modernism

Author : Jessica Pressman
ISBN : 9780199937097
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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While most critical studies of born-digital literature celebrate it as a postmodern art form with roots in contemporary technologies and social interactions, Digital Modernism provides an alternative genealogy. Grounding her argument in literary history, media studies, and the practice of close-reading, Jessica Pressman pairs modernist works by Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Bob Brown, with major digital works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter to demonstrate how the modernist movement of the 1920s and 1930s laid the groundwork for the innovations of electronic literature. Accordingly, Digital Modernism makes the case for considering these digital creations as "literature" and argues for the value of reading them carefully, closely, and within literary history.

The Perversity Of Things

Author : Hugo Gernsback
ISBN : 1452953139
Genre : Mass media in literature
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Edison and Radio (1926) -- Why the Radio Set Builder? (1927) -- Radio Enters into a New Phase (1927) -- The Short-Wave Era (1928) -- PART V. TELEVISION -- Television and the Telephot (1909) -- A Radio-Controlled Television Plane (1924) -- After Television-What? (1927) -- Television Technique (1931) -- PART VI. SOUND -- Hearing through Your Teeth (1916) -- Grand Opera by Wireless (1919) -- The Physiophone: Music for the Deaf (1920) -- The "Pianorad" (1926) -- PART VII. SCIENTIFICTION -- Signaling to Mars (1909) -- Our Cover (1913) -- Phoney Patent Offizz: Bookworm's Nurse (1915) -- Imagination versus Facts (1916) -- Interplanetarian Wireless (1920) -- An American Jules Verne (1920) -- 10,000 Years Hence (1922) -- Predicting Future Inventions (1923) -- The Dark Age of Science (1925) -- A New Sort of Magazine (1926) -- The Lure of Scientifiction (1926) -- Fiction versus Facts (1926) -- Editorially Speaking (1926) -- Imagination and Reality (1926) -- How to Write "Science" Stories (1930) -- Science Fiction versus Science Faction (1930) -- Wonders of the Machine Age (1931) -- Reasonableness in Science Fiction (1932) -- PART VIII. SELECTED FICTION -- Ralph 124C 41+, Part 3 (1911) -- Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures, Part 5: "Münchhausen Departs for the Planet Mars" (1915) -- The Magnetic Storm (1918) -- The Electric Duel (1927) -- The Killing Flash (1929) -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z

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