ISBN-10:
0226038319
ISBN-13:
2900226038314
Pub. Date:
05/30/2011
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts

Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts

by Thomas Bartscherer
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ISBN-13: 2900226038314
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/30/2011
Edition description: NE
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas Bartscherer is assistant professor of humanities and director of the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College.

Roderick Coover is associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University. He is the author of the digital publications Cultures in Webs: Working in Hypermedia with the Documentary Image and Vérité to Virtual: Conversations on the Frontier of Film and Anthropology.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Thomas Bartscherer and Roderick Coover
 
I. Research, Sense, Structure
How Computation Changes Research
Ian Foster

We Digital Sensemakers
Mark Stefik

Scholarsource: A Digital Infrastructure for the Humanities
Paolo D’Iorio and Michele Barbera

Responses
“We Will Really Know”
Alan Liu

On Scholarship
Graham White
 
II. Ontology, Semantic Web, Creativity

Switching Partners: Dancing with the Ontological Engineers
Werner Ceusters and Barry Smith

The Semantic Web from the Bottom Up
James Hendler

Logical Induction, Machine Learning, and Human Creativity
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

Responses
Relating Modes of Thought
William J. Clancey

Intelligence and the Limits of Codes
Albert Borgmann
 
Interlude
Figment: The Switching Codes Game
Eric Zimmerman
 
III. Panorama, Interactivity, Embodiment
The Digital Panorama and Cinemascapes
Roderick Coover

Re-place: The Embodiment of Virtual Space
Jeffrey Shaw, Sarah Kenderdine, and Roderick Coover

Response
Rewiring Culture, the Brain, and Digital Media
Vibeke Sorensen
 
IV. Re/presentations: Language and Facsimile

Electronic Linguistics
George Quasha in dialogue with Gary Hill

The Migration of the Aura, or How to Explore the Original through Its Facsimiles
Bruno Latour and Adam Lowe

Responses
The Truth in Versions
Charles Bernstein

Pamphlets, Paintings, and Programs: Faithful Reproduction and Untidy Generativity in the Physical and Digital Domains
Judith Donath

Epilogue
Enquire Within upon Everything
Richard Powers

List of Contributors
Index

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