The New Media Reader / Edition 1

The New Media Reader / Edition 1

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262232278

ISBN-13: 9780262232272

Pub. Date: 02/14/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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, 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262232272
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/14/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
840
Sales rank:
625,537
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Advisors
Preface: The New Media Reader, A User's Manual
Acknowledgments
Perspectives on New Media: Two Introductions
Inventing the Medium
New Media from Borges to HTML
IThe Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate
IICollective Media, Personal Media
IIIDesign, Activity, and Action
IVRevolution, Resistance, and the Launch of the Web
Permissions
Index

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