The New Media Reader

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Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Nick Montfort
MIT Press, Feb 14, 2003 - Social Science - 840 pages
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A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media.

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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Contents

Inventing the Medium
3
Collective Media Personal Media
24
The Complex the Changing and the Indeterminate
27
As We May Think
27
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
29
Men Machines and the World About
57
Happenings in the New York Scene
75
The CutUp Method of Brion Gysin
81
TREE META
437
Will There Be Condominiums in Data Space?
463
Science Technology and SocialistFeminism
515
The GNU Manifesto
543
A Direction for Design
551
Towards a New Classification of TeleInformation Services
575
Revolution Resistance and the Launch of the
585
The Work of Culture in the Age of Cybernetic Systems
625

A File Structure for the Complex the Changing and the Indeterminate
125
He bends over
169
Collective Media Personal Media
183
A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect
223
COMPUT
226
Theodor H Nelson Nicholas Negroponte and Les Levine 1970
245
Constituents of a Theory of the Media
255
Requiem for the Media
273
From Computer LibDream Machines
297
From Theatre of the Oppressed
335
Responsive Environments
373
Personal Dynamic Media
387
The Fantasy Beyond Control
643
STILL STEPFORWARD
647
Cardboard Computers
649
The Lessons of Lucasfilms Habitat
663
Seeing and Writing from Writing Space
679
OLLANGUAGED
690
The End of Books
693
Nonlinearity and Literary Theory
761
Permissions
799
BRARY SUB
813
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Noah Wardrip-Fruin is Professor of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he codirects the Expressive Intelligent Studio. He is the author of Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies (MIT Press).

Nick Montfort is Professor of Digital Media at MIT. He is the author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction and Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities; the coauthor of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10; and the coeditor of The New Media Reader (all published by the MIT Press).

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