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Writing machines

Author: Katherine Hayles
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
Series: Mediawork.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing a journey from the 1950s through the 1990s, the author uses the autobiographical persona of Kaye to explore how literature has transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from books to technotexts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Hayles
ISBN: 0262083116 9780262083119 0262582155 9780262582155
OCLC Number: 50072341
Awards: Winner of Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form 2003.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Media and Materiality --
Material Metaphors, Technotexts, and Media-Specific Analysis --
Entering the Electronic Environment --
Electronic Literature as Technotext: Lexia to Perplexia --
Experiencing Artists' Books --
Lexicon Linkmap --
A Humument as Technotext: Layered Topographies --
Embodiments of Material Metaphors --
Inhabiting House of Leaves.
Series Title: Mediawork.
Responsibility: N. Katherine Hayles.

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A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations.  Read more...

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Hayles's book is one of the most exciting examples of technological anti-determinism I have ever read. -- Jan Baetens Image [&] Narrative N. Katherine Hayle's Writing Machines is a beautiful little Read more...

 
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