Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination

Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination

by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
     
 

A new "textual studies" and archival approach to the investigation of works of new media and electronic literature that applies techniques of computer forensics to conduct media-specific readings of William Gibson's electronic poem "Agrippa," Michael Joyce'sAfternoon, and the interactive game Mystery House.See more details below

Overview

A new "textual studies" and archival approach to the investigation of works of new media and electronic literature that applies techniques of computer forensics to conduct media-specific readings of William Gibson's electronic poem "Agrippa," Michael Joyce'sAfternoon, and the interactive game Mystery House.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262517409
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,319,911
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: "Awareness of the Mechanism" 1

1 "Every Contact Leaves a Trace": Storage, Inscription, and Computer Forensics 25

2 Extreme Inscription: A Grammatology of the Hard Drive 73

3 "An Old House with Many Rooms": The Textual Forensics of Mystery_House.Dsk 111

4 Save As: Michael Joyce's Afternoons 159

5 Text Messaging: The Transformissions of "Agrippa" 213

Coda: The Forensic Imagination 249

Appendix 261

Works Cited 265

Index 279

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