Writing Machines

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262582155
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Tracing a journey from the 1950s through the 1990s, N. Katherine Hayles uses theautobiographical persona of Kaye to explore how literature has transformed itself from inscriptionsrendered as the flat durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from verbal textsto the diverse sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts.Weaving togetherKaye's pseudo-autobiographical narrative with a theorization of contemporary literature inmedia-specific terms, Hayles examines the ways in which literary texts in every genre and periodmutate as they are reconceived and rewritten for electronic formats. As electronic documents becomemore pervasive, print appears not as the sea in which we swim, transparent because we are soaccustomed to its conventions, but rather as a medium with its own assumptions, specificities, andinscription practices. Hayles explores works that focus on the very inscription technologies thatproduce them, examining three writing machines in depth: Talan Memmott's groundbreaking electronicwork Lexia to Perplexia, Mark Z. Danielewski's cult postprint novel House of Leaves, and TomPhillips's artist's book A Humument. Hayles concludes by speculating on how technotexts affect thedevelopment of contemporary subjectivity.Writing Machines is the second volume in the MediaworkPamphlets series.

Neulekt Ren

Author: Gerd Labroisse
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042025247
Size: 13,45 MB
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Die Einsicht in die Polyvalenz poetischer Texte zähmt die noch jeder Form diskursiver Analyse von Kunstwerken eigene Tendenz, Sinn und Bedeutung festzuschreiben. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen der anarchischen “Lust am Text“ (Roland Barthes) und der “Wut des Verstehens“ (Jochen Hörisch) behaupten sich die 'Lektüren', die als Verstehensangebote der Vieldeutigkeit literarischer Werke durch Analysen von Form und Inhalt zur Sichtbarkeit verhelfen wollen, ohne ihnen den Atem abzuschnüren. Ihr Ziel ist es nicht, das “Rätsel“ (Adorno) literarischer Kunstwerke zu lösen, sondern es als “Rätsel“ in seinen vielfältigen Bedeutungsdimensionen erfahrbar zu machen. Von hier aus versammelt der vorliegende Band 'neue' Lektüren als Angebot zum Gespräch und Herausforderung, Texte als Mittel intensiver Blicköffnungen zu begreifen, was nichts anderes heißt als: immer wieder aufs Neue zu lesen. Der Band enthält Studien zu Medea-Bildern (Anna Chiarloni), Marie von Ebner-EschenbachsDas Schädliche (Erika Tunner), der Figur des Juden in romantischen Märchen (Martha B. Helfer), derReitergeschichte Hugo von Hofmannsthals (Heinz-Peter Preußer), der frühen Romantikerinnenrezeption (Anke Gilleir), Franz KafkasDas Urteil (Gerhard P. Knapp), Robert Walsers Tobold II (Jaak De Vos), Lion FeuchtwangersMoskau 1937 (Anne Hartmann), der Exilerfahrung im Werk Franz Werfels (Hans Wagener), Erich Frieds Nachdichtung von Dylan Thomas'Under Milk Wood (Jörg Thunecke), der Raumkonzeption in Erzähltexten Volker Brauns (Hans-Christian Stillmark), Eli Amirs RomanNuri (Heidy Margrit Müller), Christa Wolfs Sommerstück (Roswitha Skare), Urs WidmersDer blaue Siphon (Henk Harbers), Christoph Marthalers Stunde Null (Christopher B. Balme), der Lyrik Heinz Czechowskis (Anthonya Visser), Erzähltexten von Judith Hermann und Susanne Fischer (Monika Shafi), Werner Fritschs Grabungen (Norbert Otto Eke) und zum Wissen um den Autor bei Neulektüren (Elrud Ibsch).

The Digital Literary Sphere

Author: Simone Murray
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421426102
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Reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Books are flourishing in the Internet era?widely discussed and reviewed in online readers’ forums and publicized through book trailers and author blog tours. But over the past twenty-five years, digital media platforms have undeniably transformed book culture. Since Amazon’s founding in 1994, the whole way in which books are created, marketed, publicized, sold, reviewed, showcased, consumed, and commented upon has changed dramatically. The digital literary sphere is no mere appendage to the world of print?it is where literary reputations are made, movements are born, and readers passionately engage with their favorite works and authors. In The Digital Literary Sphere, Simone Murray considers the contemporary book world from multiple viewpoints. By examining reader engagement with the online personas of Margaret Atwood, John Green, Gary Shteyngart, David Foster Wallace, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and even Jonathan Franzen, among others, Murray reveals the dynamic interrelationship of print and digital technologies. Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader encounter? And does the growing army of reader-reviewers signal an overdue democratizing of literary culture or the atomizing of cultural authority? In exploring these questions, The Digital Literary Sphere takes stock of epochal changes in the book industry while probing books’ and digital media’s complex contemporary coexistence.

Ambient Intelligence Software And Applications

Author: Ad van Berlo
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319005669
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Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inherent way. ISAmI is the International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence and aiming to bring together researchers from various disciplines that constitute the scientific field of Ambient Intelligence to present and discuss the latest results, new ideas, projects and lessons learned, namely in terms of software and applications, and aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines that are interested in all aspects of this area.

Virtual Knowledge

Author: Paul Wouters
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262517914
Size: 13,39 MB
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Today we are witnessing dramatic changes in the way scientific and scholarlyknowledge is created, codified, and communicated. This transformation is connected to the use ofdigital technologies and the virtualization of knowledge. In this book, scholars from a range ofdisciplines consider just what, if anything, is new when knowledge is produced in new ways. Doesknowledge itself change when the tools of knowledge acquisition, representation, and distributionbecome digital? Issues of knowledge creation and dissemination go beyond thedevelopment and use of new computational tools. The book, which draws on work from the VirtualKnowledge Studio, brings together research on scientific practice, infrastructure, and technology.Focusing on issues of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, the contributorsdiscuss who can be considered legitimate knowledge creators, the value of "invisible"labor, the role of data visualization in policy making, the visualization of uncertainty, theconceptualization of openness in scholarly communication, data floods in the social sciences, andhow expectations about future research shape research practices. The contributors combine anappreciation of the transformative power of the virtual with a commitment to the empirical study ofpractice and use. The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.

Book Review Digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Size: 20,41 MB
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America History And Life

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

New Media Poetics

Author: Adalaide Kirby Morris
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262134637
Size: 11,23 MB
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The first collection of writings on poetry that is composed, disseminated, and read on computers; essays and artist statements explore visually arresting, aurally charged, and dynamic works that are created by a synergy of human beings and intelligent machines.

Networked Language

Author: Philip Mead
Editor: Australian Scholary Publishing
Size: 19,63 MB
Format: PDF
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A revelation in literary criticism, Philip Mead's NETWORKED LANGUAGE offers absorbing new perspectives on Australian poetry and its cultural life. This study presents new ways of understanding Australian poetry, drawing on an equal fascination with the artifice of poetry and the complexity of culture. It is about the ways poetry changes in relation to its social, political and historical contexts, the way poetic communities and the readerships of poetry have changed through history, and continue to change in the present. "Mead's scholarly tentacles go very deep and his insights are seriously new. This book will be most valuable, and will last." -- Chris Wallace-Crabbe