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The Computer as Medium : Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature - Peter Bxgh Andersen

The Computer as Medium

Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

By: Peter Bxgh Andersen (Editor), Berit Holmqvist (Editor), Jens F. Jensen (Editor)

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Published: 25th March 1994
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Computers are developing into a powerful medium integrating film, pictures, text, and sound, and the use of computers for communication and information is rapidly expanding. The Computer as Medium brings insights from art, literature, and theater to bear on computers and discusses the communicative and organizational nature of computer networks within a historical perspective. The book consists of three parts: The first part characterizes the semiotic nature of computers and discusses semiotic approaches to programming and interface design. The second section discusses narrative and aesthetic issues of interactive fiction, information systems, and hypertext. The final part contains papers on the cultural, organizational, and historical impact of computers.

Series foreword
Prefacep. 1
Contributorsp. 5
A semiotic approach to programmingp. 16
Structuralism, computation, and cognition: The contribution of glossematicsp. 68
The shortest way between two points is a good idea: Signs, Peirce, and theorematic machinesp. 92
Logic grammar and the triadic sign relationp. 104
Meaning and the machine: Toward a semiotics of interactionp. 128
Narrative computer systems: The dialectics of emotion and formalismp. 148
Interactive fiction: Artificial intelligence as a mode of sign productionp. 169
Plays, theaters, and the art of acting in the eighteenth century: A formal analysisp. 186
The meaning of plot and narrativep. 209
Face to interfacep. 222
Drawing and programmingp. 236
Hypermedia communication and academic discourse: Some speculations on a future genrep. 263
Computer culture: The meaning of technology and the technology of meaningp. 292
One person, one computer: The social construction of the personal computerp. 337
Hi-tech network organizations as self-referential systemsp. 361
Comment: Disturbing communicationp. 384
Dialogues in networksp. 389
Historical trends in computer and information technologyp. 422
Comment: The history of computer-based signsp. 452
A historical perspective on work practices and technologyp. 457
Hypertext: From modern utopia to post-modern dystopia?p. 477
Indexp. 491
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ISBN: 9780521419956
ISBN-10: 0521419956
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 25th March 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91