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How We Think

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 9780226321400
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“How do we think?” N. Katherine Hayles poses this question at the beginning of this bracing exploration of the idea that we think through, with, and alongside media. As the age of print passes and new technologies appear every day, this proposition has become far more complicated, particularly for the traditionally print-based disciplines in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. With a rift growing between digital scholarship and its print-based counterpart, Hayles argues for contemporary technogenesis—the belief that humans and technics are coevolving—and advocates for what she calls comparative media studies, a new approach to locating digital work within print traditions and vice versa. Hayles examines the evolution of the field from the traditional humanities and how the digital humanities are changing academic scholarship, research, teaching, and publication. She goes on to depict the neurological consequences of working in digital media, where skimming and scanning, or “hyper reading,” and analysis through machine algorithms are forms of reading as valid as close reading once was. Hayles contends that we must recognize all three types of reading and understand the limitations and possibilities of each. In addition to illustrating what a comparative media perspective entails, Hayles explores the technogenesis spiral in its full complexity. She considers the effects of early databases such as telegraph code books and confronts our changing perceptions of time and space in the digital age, illustrating this through three innovative digital productions—Steve Tomasula’s electronic novel, TOC; Steven Hall’s The Raw Shark Texts; and Mark Z. Danielewski’s Only Revolutions. Deepening our understanding of the extraordinary transformative powers digital technologies have placed in the hands of humanists, How We Think presents a cogent rationale for tackling the challenges facing the humanities today.

Digital Media And Textuality

Author : Daniela Côrtes Maduro
ISBN : 9783839440919
Genre : Social Science
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Due to computers' ability to combine different semiotic modes, texts are no longer exclusively comprised of static images and mute words. How have digital media changed the way we write and read? What methods of textual and data analysis have emerged? How do we rescue digital artifacts from obsolescence? And how can digital media be used or taught inside classrooms? These and other questions are addressed in this volume that assembles contributions by artists, writers, scholars and editors such as Dene Grigar, Sandy Baldwin, Carlos Reis, and Frieder Nake. They offer a multiperspectival view on the way digital media have changed our notion of textuality.

Steve Tomasula The Art And Science Of New Media Fiction

Author : David Banash
ISBN : 9781628923698
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Steve Tomasula's work exists at the cutting edges of scientific knowledge and literary techniques. As such, it demands consideration from multiple perspectives and from critics who can guide the reader through the formal innovations and multimedia involutions while providing critical scientific, aesthetic, historical, and technical contexts. This book, the first of its kind, provides this framework, showing readers the richness and relevance of the worlds Tomasula constructs. Steve Tomasula's work is redefining the form of the novel, reinventing the practice of reading, and wrestling with the most urgent questions raised by massive transformations of media and biotechnologies. His work not only charts these changes, it formulates the problems that we have making meaning in our radically changing technological contexts. Vast in scope, inventive in form, and intimate in voice, his novels, short stories, and essays are read and taught by a surprisingly diverse array of scholars in fields ranging from contemporary experimental writing and literary criticism to the history of science, biotechnology and bioart, book studies, and digital humanities.

Thinking Through Digital Media

Author : D. Hudson
ISBN : 9781137433633
Genre : Social Science
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Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places speculates on animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, and narrative media that probe human-machine performances, virtual migrations, global warming, structural inequality, and critical cartographies across Brazil, Canada, China, India, USA, and elsewhere.


Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 9780226447919
Genre : Literary Criticism
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N. Katherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. In Unthought, she once again bridges disciplines by revealing how we think without thinking—how we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible to consciousness yet necessary for it to function. Marshalling fresh insights from neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive biology, and literature, Hayles expands our understanding of cognition and demonstrates that it involves more than consciousness alone. Cognition, as Hayles defines it, is applicable not only to nonconscious processes in humans but to all forms of life, including unicellular organisms and plants. Startlingly, she also shows that cognition operates in the sophisticated information-processing abilities of technical systems: when humans and cognitive technical systems interact, they form “cognitive assemblages”—as found in urban traffic control, drones, and the trading algorithms of finance capital, for instance—and these assemblages are transforming life on earth. The result is what Hayles calls a “planetary cognitive ecology,” which includes both human and technical actors and which poses urgent questions to humanists and social scientists alike. At a time when scientific and technological advances are bringing far-reaching aspects of cognition into the public eye, Unthought reflects deeply on our contemporary situation and moves us toward a more sustainable and flourishing environment for all beings.

The Silent Revolution

Author : M. Bunz
ISBN : 9781137373502
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.

The Cosmic Web

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 0801492904
Genre : Literature and science
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Chaos Bound

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
ISBN : 9781501722967
Genre : Literary Criticism
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N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen no longer as disorder but as a locus of maximum information and complexity. She examines structures and themes of disorder in The Education of Henry Adams, Doris Lessing’s Golden Notebook, and works by Stanislaw Lem. Hayles shows how the writings of poststructuralist theorists including Barthes, Lyotard, Derrida, Serres, and de Man incorporate central features of chaos theory.

Design Issues

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ISBN : MINN:31951P011538710
Genre : Architectural design
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De Glazen Kooi

Author : Nicholas Carr
ISBN : 9789491845413
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In Het ondiepe liet Nicholas Carr ons zien wat internet met onze hersenen doet. In De glazen kooi opent hij ons de ogen voor een van de belangrijkste trends van het moment: de automatisering van onze samenleving. De voordelen liggen voor de hand, denk aan zelfrijdende auto’s, medische robots en gespecialiseerde apps. We geven taken uit handen aan machines, die het vaak sneller en beter kunnen en vervolgens hebben wij de vrijheid om onze tijd aan andere zaken te besteden. Volgens Nicholas Carr staat er echter veel op het spel: onze creativiteit en individuele talenten blijken op onverwachte manieren vervlochten met de taken die we uitbesteden. Wie alleen nog maar op zijn rekenmachine vertrouwt, zal wiskunde nooit echt goed begrijpen; wie alleen nog navigatiesoftware gebruikt, zal zijn richtingsgevoel kwijtraken. En het gaat nog veel verder dan rekenmachines en TomToms alleen. De talenten en vaardigheden van onze piloten, artsen, managers, docenten en politici veranderen op ingrijpende wijze als gevolg van automatisering. Technologie brengt ons veel goeds, maar het creëert ook een glazen kooi die ons beperkt. Dit najaar maakt Nicholas Carr deze kooi zichtbaar.

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