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The New Media Reader : The MIT Press - Noah Wardrip-Fruin

The New Media Reader

The MIT Press

By: Noah Wardrip-Fruin (Editor), Nick Montfort (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th February 2003
ISBN: 9780262232272
Number Of Pages: 840
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Billy Kl?Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's "Lorna," the first interactive video art installation.

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Advisorsp. x
Preface: The New Media Reader, A User's Manualp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Perspectives on New Media: Two Introductions
Inventing the Mediump. 3
New Media from Borges to HTMLp. 13
The Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate
The Garden of Forking Paths (1941)p. 29
As We May Think (1945)p. 35
Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950)p. 49
Men, Machines, and the World About (1954)p. 65
Man-Computer Symbiosis (1960)p. 73
"Happenings" in the New York Scene (1961)p. 83
The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin (1963)p. 89
From Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework (1962)p. 93
Sketchpad: A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System (1963)p. 109
The Construction of Change (1964)p. 127
A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate (1965)p. 133
Six Selections by the Oulipo (1961-1981)p. 147
A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems
Yours for the Telling
A Brief History of the Oulipo
For a Potential Analysis of Combinatory Literature
Computer and Writer: The Centre Pompidou Experiment
Prose and Anticombinatorics
Collective Media, Personal Media
Two Selectionsp. 193
The Medium is the Message, 1964 (from Understanding Media)
The Galaxy Reconfigured or the Plight of Mass Man in an Individualist Society, 1969 (from The Gutenberg Galaxy)
Four Selections by Experiments in Art and Technologyp. 211
From "The Garden Party", Billy Kluver, 1961 From 9 Evenings, E.A.T., 1966 [Press Release], E.A.T., 1966
The Pavillion Billy Kluver, 1972
Cybernated Art (1966)p. 227
A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect (1968)p. 231
From Software--Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art (1970)p. 247
Requiem for the Media (1972)p. 277
The Technology and the Society (1974)p. 289
From Computer Lib / Dream Machines (1970-1974)p. 301
From Theatre of the Oppressed (1974)p. 339
From Soft Architecture Machines (1975)p. 353
From Computer Power and Human Reason (1976)p. 367
Responsive Environments (1977)p. 377
Personal Dynamic Media (1977)p. 391
From A Thousand Plateaus (1980)p. 405
Design, Activity, and Action
From Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980)p. 413
"Put-That-There": Voice and Gesture at the Graphics Interface (1980)p. 433
Proposal for a Universal Electronic Publishing System and Archive (from Literary Machines) (1981)p. 441
Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space? (1982)p. 463
The Endless Chain (from The Media Monopoly) (1983)p. 471
Direct Manipulation: A Step Beyond Programming Languages (1983)p. 485
Video Games and Computer Holding Power (from The Second Self) (1984)p. 499
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century (1985)p. 515
The GNU Manifesto (1985)p. 543
Using Computers: A Direction for Design (from Understanding Computers and Cognition) (1986)p. 551
Two Selectionsp. 563
The Six Elements and the Causal Relations Among Them, 1991 (from Computers as Theater)Star Raiders: Dramatic Interaction in a Small World, 1986
Towards a New Classification of the Tele-Information Services (1986)p. 575
Revolution, Resistance, and the Launch of the Web
Mythinformation (1986)p. 587
From Plans and Situated Actions (1987)p. 599
Siren Shapes: Exploratory and Constructive Hypertexts (1988)p. 613
The Work of Culture in the Age of Cybernetic Systems (1988)p. 625
The Fantasy Beyond Control (1990)p. 643
Cardboards Computers (1991)p. 649
The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat (1991)p. 663 and F. R
Seeing and Writing (from Writing Space) (1991)p. 679
You Say You Want a Revolution? Hypertext and the Laws of Media (1991)p. 691
The End of Books (1992)p. 705
Time Frames (from Understanding Comics) (1993)p. 711
Surveillance and Capture: Two Models of Privacy (1994)p. 737
Nonlinearity and Literary Theory (1994)p. 761
Nomadic Power and Cultural Resistance (1994)p. 781
Critical Art Ensemble
The World Wide Web (1994)p. 791
Permissionsp. 799
Indexp. 803
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ISBN: 9780262232272
ISBN-10: 0262232278
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 840
Published: 14th February 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 20.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.54