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The digital dialectic : new essays on new media / edited by Peter Lunenfeld. (1999)

Authors: Lunenfeld, Peter., ebrary, Inc.
Publisher:Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press,
  • There are 41 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 4 copies of this specific edition.
Frontyard Notes:BFs Studio
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • online resource
Physical Description:
  • xxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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  • Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • The Digital Diolectic is an interdisciplinary jam session about our visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media, and art forms. Unlike purely academic texts on new media, the book includes contributions by scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs, who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice. The essays move beyond journalistic reportage and hype into serious but accessible discussion of new technologies, new media, and new cultural forms.
  • Screen Grabs: The Digital Dialectic and New Media Theory
  • I. The Real and the Ideal. 1. Unfinished Business /​ Peter Lunenfeld. 2. The Cyberspace Dialectic /​ Michael Heim. 3. The Ethical Life of the Digital Aesthetic /​ Carol Gigliotti
  • II. The Body and the Machine. 4. The Condition of Virtuality /​ N. Katherine Hayles. 5. From Cybernation to Interaction: A Contribution to an Archaeology of Interactivity /​ Erkki Huhtamo. 6. Replacing Place /​ William J. Mitchell
  • III. The Medium and the Message. 7. The Medium Is the Memory /​ Florian Brody. 8. Hypertext as Collage-Writing /​ George P. Landow. 9. What Is Digital Cinema? /​ Lev Manovich
  • IV. The World and the Screen. 10. "We Could Be Better Ancestors Than This": Ethics and First Principles for the Art of the Digital Age /​ Bob Stein. 11. Musings on Amusements in America, or What I Did on My Summer Vacation /​ Brenda Laurel.
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-282 and index.
Other Form:
  • Print version Digital dialectic. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999 0262122138
  • English
  • 0262122138 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Dewey Number:
  • 303.48/​34
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 50898355
  • 50898355
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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