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The server : a media history from the present to the Baroque

Author: Markus Krajewski; Ilinca Iurascu
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press. C 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La jaquette indique : "Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their business noiselessly and unnoticed. Why then are current-day digital drudges called servers? Markus Krajewski explores this question by going from the present back to the Baroque to study historical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Server : A Media History from the Present to the Baroque / Markus Krajewski.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2018
(ABES)240689909
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Krajewski; Ilinca Iurascu
ISBN: 9780300180817 0300180810
OCLC Number: 1124769541
Description: 1 v. (XI-441 p.) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Markus Krajewski ; translated and with an introduction by Ilinca Iurascu.

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La jaquette indique : "Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their business noiselessly and unnoticed. Why then are current-day digital drudges called servers? Markus Krajewski explores this question by going from the present back to the Baroque to study historical aspects of service through various perspectives, be it the servants' relationship to architecture or their function in literary or scientific contexts. At the intersection of media studies, cultural history, and literature, this work recounts the gradual transition of agency from human to nonhuman actors to show how the concept of the digital server stems from the classic role of the servant."

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"In this rich genealogy of the concept of the server Krajewski blends literary and historical evidence and media studies-brilliantly thought-provoking!"-Ann Blair, author of Too Much To Know: Read more...

 
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