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Plain text : the poetics of computation

Author: Dennis Tenen
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
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This book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Computers-from electronic books to smart phones-play an active role in our social lives. Our technological choices thus entail theoretical and political commitments. Dennis Tenen takes up today's strange enmeshing of humans, texts, and machines to argue that our most ingrained intuitions about texts are profoundly  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tenen, Dennis.
Plain text.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016054558
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Tenen
ISBN: 9781503601802 1503601803 9781503602281 1503602281
OCLC Number: 964352878
Description: x, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Computational poetics : an introduction --
Metaphor machines --
Laying bare the device : the modernist roots of computation --
Form, formula, format --
Recondite surfaces --
Literature down to a pixel --
Conclusion : human grounds for computation.
Responsibility: Dennis Tenen.

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Plain Text offers a rich media history of software and hardware that reflects critically on the material contexts of knowledge production, that is, on the way we read and write today.  Read more...

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