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The art of interpretation in an age of computation

Author: Paul Kockelman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Art of Interpretation is about media, mediation, and meaning. It focuses on a set of interrelated transformations whereby seemingly human-specific modes of meaning become automated by machines,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Online-Ressource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kockelman
ISBN: 9780190636531 019063653X 9780190636562 0190636564
OCLC Number: 974490798
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Lines Crossed and Circles Breached 1. Semiotic Practices and Computational Processes 2. Lines (and How to Cross Them) 3. Circles (and How To Breach Them) 4. The Semiotic Stance 5. Overview of Chapters 2. Enemies, Parasites, and Noise 1. The Burning of Bridges 2. Channel, Infrastructure, and Institution 3. Shannon and Jakobson 4. Serres and Peirce 5. Jakobson and Serres 6. The Proliferation of Parasites 7. Enclosure, Disclosure, and Value3. Poetry, Secrecy, and Being-Free 1. The Structure (and Event) of Networks 2. Degrees of Freedom 3. Frames of Relevance, Scales of Resolution 4. Sense and Sensibility 5. Enemies and Insecurities 6. The Poetics of Channels, The Secrets of Infrastructure 7. Residence without Representation4. Meaning, Information, and Enclosure 1. From Tracing to Effacing 2. MacKay's Account of Information and Meaning 3. The Value of Information 4. Peirce's Account of Meaning 5. Peirce's Account of Information 6. Selfhood and Social Networks 7. From the Beautiful to the Sublime5. Materiality, Virtuality, and Temporality 1. How to Buy Yourself a Night in Minecraft 2. Why Archeology is So 'Hard' 3. Figuring Grounds, Grice and Freud 4. Singularities and Replicas, Qualia and Aura 5. Deleuze's Understanding of the Virtual 6. Peirce's Understanding of the Virtual 7. Ontology and Virtuality6. Computation, Interpretation, and Mediation 1. Sifters and Shifters 2. Sieving Symbols and Symbolizing Sieves 3. Linguistic Anthropology in the Age of Language Automata 4. Kinds of Languages, Kinds of Computers 5. Universal Grammar and Linguistic Relativity 6. Virtuality, Happiness, and Secret Roads to Recognition 7. Intermediation as Topic and Technique7. Algorithms, Agents, and Ontologies 1. The Sabotaging of Sieves 2. The Ontology of Spam, Meteorites, and Huckleberry Finn 3. Ontologies in Transformation, Ontologies of Transformation 4. Testing Turing 5. Bayesian Anthropology 6. Virtuality and Actuality Revisited 7. Meaning, Mathematics, and Meat
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