Computer Media and Communication: A Reader / Edition 1

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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 chapters in the first part offer a chronological overview of how thinking about computers as a means of communication developed. The second part offers prophetic analyses of the implications of computer media for culture and society, while exemplifying significant directions of current research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198742579
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Readers in Media and Communication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Mayer has taught at the Department of Communication at Seton Hall University in the areas of television production, digital technologies, and multimedia design and production

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Table of Contents

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

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