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How we think : digital media and contemporary technogenesis

Author: Katherine Hayles
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Steven Hall; Mark Z Danielewski; Steve Tomasula; Steven Hall; Mark Z Danielewski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Hayles
ISBN: 9780226321400 9780226321424 0226321401 0226321428
OCLC Number: 753915105
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How we think: digital media and contemporary technogenesis --
First interlude: practices and processes in digital media --
The digital humanities: engaging the issues --
How we read: close, hyper, machine --
Second interlude: the complexities of contemporary technogenesis --
Tech-toc: complex temporalities and contemporary technogenesis --
Technogenesis in action: telegraph code books and the place of the human --
Third interlude: narrative and database: digital media as forms --
Narrative and database: spatial history and the limits of symbiosis --
Transcendent data and transmedia narrative: Steven Hall's The raw shark texts --
Mapping time, charting data: the spatial aesthetic of Mark Z. Danielewski's Only revolutions.
Responsibility: N. Katherine Hayles.

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How do we think? The author poses this question at the beginning of this bracing exploration of the idea that we think through, with, and alongside media. She examines the evolution of the field from  Read more...

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"Hayles is a rare and welcome voice.... A leading writer on the interplay between science and literature." -New Scientist "One book by Hayles is the equivalent of any five by the competition." Read more...

 
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