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Title The digital dialectic : new essays on new media / edited by Peter Lunenfeld.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999.

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Series Leonardo.
Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Subject Computers and civilization.
Digital media.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Lunenfeld, Peter.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Unfinished business / Peter Lunenfeld -- The cyberspace dialectic / Michael Heim -- The ethical life of the digital aesthetic / Carol Gigliotti -- The condition of virtuality / N. Katherine Hayles -- From cybernation to interaction : a contribution to an archaeology of interactivity / Erkki Huhtamo -- Replacing place / William J. Mitchell -- The medium is the memory / Florian Brody -- Hypertext as collage-writing / George P. Landow -- What is digital cinema? / Lev Manovich -- "We could be better ancestors than this" : ethics and first principles for the art of the digital age / Bob Stein -- Musings on amusements in America, or, What I did on my summer vacation / Brenda Laurel.
Summary The Digital Diolectic is an interdisciplinary jam session about our visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media, and art forms. Unlike purely academic texts on new media, the book includes contributions by scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs, who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice. The essays move beyond journalistic reportage and hype into serious but accessible discussion of new technologies, new media, and new cultural forms.
Note Print version record.
Access Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students.
ISBN 9780262278645 (electronic)
0262278642 (electronic)
0585102384 (electronic bk.)
9780585102382 (electronic bk.)
9780262122139 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262122138 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262621371 (pbk.)
OCLC # 42922588
Additional Format Print version: Digital dialectic. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999 0262122138 (DLC) 98025750 (OCoLC)39235692.
Table of Contents
 Series Foreword 
 Screen Grabs: The Digital Dialectic and New Media Theory 
IThe Real and the Ideal 
 1Unfinished Business / Peter Lunenfeld6
 2The Cyberspace Dialectic / Michael Heim24
 3The Ethical Life of the Digital Aesthetic / Carol Gigliotti46
IIThe Body and the Machine 
 4The Condition of Virtuality / N. Katherine Hayles68
 5From Cybernation to Interaction: A Contribution to an Archaeology of Interactivity / Erkki Huhtamo96
 6Replacing Place / William J. Mitchell112
IIIThe Medium and the Message 
 7The Medium Is the Memory / Florian Brody130
 8Hypertext as Collage-Writing / George P. Landow150
 9What Is Digital Cinema? / Lev Manovich172
IVThe World and the Screen 
 10"We Could Be Better Ancestors Than This": Ethics and First Principles for the Art of the Digital Age / Bob Stein198
 11Musings on Amusements in America, or What I Did on My Summer Vacation / Brenda Laurel214
 Recommended Readings in New Media Theory270

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