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How machines came to speak : media technologies and freedom of speech

How machines came to speak : media technologies and freedom of speech

Author: Jennifer Petersen
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2022.
Series: Sign, storage, transmission.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"How Machines Came to Speak argues that the development of new media technologies-from the phonograph, film, and radio in the early twentieth century to computer code and algorithms today-has been integral to legal conceptions of free speech in the U.S. Traditional histories of free speech and the First Amendment focus on court cases with clear moral and political stakes in regulating speech, including cases that  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petersen, Jennifer, 1970-
How machines came to speak.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2022
(DLC) 2021034624
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Petersen
ISBN: 9781478013600 1478013605 9781478014522 1478014520
OCLC Number: 1260291851
Description: ix, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Moving images and early twentieth-century public opinion --
"A primitive but effective means of conveying ideas" : gesture and image as speech --
Transmitters, relays, and messages : decentering the speaker in midcentury speech law --
Speech without speakers : how speech became information --
Speaking machines : the uncertain subjects of computer communication.
Series Title: Sign, storage, transmission.
Responsibility: Jennifer Petersen.


Jennifer Petersen constructs a genealogy of the legal conceptions of what counts as "speech" within free speech law, showing how changes in media technology influenced changing legal definitions of  Read more...


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"What does it mean for speech to be free? This rigorous, counterintuitive history reveals how changes in media technologies have transformed our answers to that question in the law and well beyond. Read more...

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