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Computer Media and Communication : A Reader - Paul Mayer

Computer Media and Communication

A Reader

By: Paul Mayer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780198742579
Number Of Pages: 360

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Computer Media and Communication: A Reader is a collection of key texts selected for their significance to thought about computers as media. The book is divided into two parts. The chapters in the first part offer a chronological overview of how thinking about computers as a means of communication developed, while the second part offers far-reaching analyses of the implications of computer media for culture and society, while highlighting significant directions of current research. The book not only provides an insight into how thinking about computers as media has developed but also is an excellent guide for students and others interested in the field of media and communication studies. (This book is the first in the Oxford Readers in Media and Communication series under the General Editorship of Professors Brian Winston and Everette Dennis which will be an authoritative wide-ranging series of readings for media students. There are more than eighty institutions in the UK offering courses in the field at present and in the USA this number is ten times as great.)

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`Paul Mayer's interesting collection of papers is a very welcome sign of the growing maturity of computer-based media and communication as an area of academic study.' Peter Dean, Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Special Issue: The Internet Autumn 2000 Vol 6 No 3

Introduction PART ONE: HISTORY Introduction: From Logic Machines to the Dynabook: An Overview of the Conceptual Development of Computer Media 1: Vannevar Bush: As We May Think 2: Alan M. Turing: Computing Machinery 3: John C. R. Licklider: Man-Computer Symbiosis 4: Douglas C. Engelbart: A Conceptual Framework for the Augmentation of Man's Intellect 5: John C. R. Licklider and Robert R. Taylor: The Computer as a Communication Device 6: Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg: Personal Dynamic Media 7: Ted Nelson: A New Home for the Mind 8: Alan Kay: Computer Software PART TWO: SYSTEMATIC STUDIES 9: Niels Ole Finnemann: Modernity Modernized: The Cultural Impact of Computerization 10: Jens F. Jensen: `Interactivity': Tracking a New Concept in Media and Communication Studies 11: Klaus Bruhn Jensen: One Person, One Computer: The Social Construction of the Personal Computer 12: Langdon Winner: Who Will We Be in Cyberspace? 13: Steven G. Jones: Understanding Community in the Information Age 14: Susan C. Herring: Posting in a Different Voice: Gender and Ethics in Computer-Mediated Communication 15: Allucquere Rosanne Stone: Will the Real Body Please Stand Up?: Boundary Stories About Virtual Cultures 16: Jay David Bolter: Topographic Writing: Hypertext and the Electronic Writing Space 17: David Miles: The CD-ROM Novel Myst and McLuhan's Fourth law of Media: Myst and It's `Retrievals' 18: Paul A. Mayer: Computer Mediated Studies: An Emerging Field Index

ISBN: 9780198742579
ISBN-10: 0198742576
Series: Oxford Readers in Media and Communication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.7  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.5