How We Think Digital Media And Contemporary Technogenesis

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226321428
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“How do we think?” N. Katherine Hayles poses this question at the beginning of this bracing exploration of the idea that we think through, with, and alongside media. As the age of print passes and new technologies appear every day, this proposition has become far more complicated, particularly for the traditionally print-based disciplines in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. With a rift growing between digital scholarship and its print-based counterpart, Hayles argues for contemporary technogenesis—the belief that humans and technics are coevolving—and advocates for what she calls comparative media studies, a new approach to locating digital work within print traditions and vice versa.

Hayles examines the evolution of the field from the traditional humanities and how the digital humanities are changing academic scholarship, research, teaching, and publication. She goes on to depict the neurological consequences of working in digital media, where skimming and scanning, or “hyper reading,” and analysis through machine algorithms are forms of reading as valid as close reading once was. Hayles contends that we must recognize all three types of reading and understand the limitations and possibilities of each. In addition to illustrating what a comparative media perspective entails, Hayles explores the technogenesis spiral in its full complexity. She considers the effects of early databases such as telegraph code books and confronts our changing perceptions of time and space in the digital age, illustrating this through three innovative digital productions—Steve Tomasula’s electronic novel, TOC; Steven Hall’s The Raw Shark Texts; and Mark Z. Danielewski’s Only Revolutions.
 
Deepening our understanding of the extraordinary transformative powers digital technologies have placed in the hands of humanists, How We Think presents a cogent rationale for tackling the challenges facing the humanities today.

How We Think

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226321401
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How we think: digital media and contemporary technogenesis -- First interlude: practices and processes in digital media -- The digital humanities: engaging the issues -- How we read: close, hyper, machine -- Second interlude: the ...

Unthought

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644791X
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N. Katherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities.

How We Became Posthuman

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321394
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In How We Became Posthuman, N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact, investigating the fate of embodiment in an information age.

My Mother Was A Computer

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321479
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N. Katharine Hayles explores how the impact of code on life has become comparable to that of speech and writing - as language and code have grown entangled, the lines that once separated humans from machines, analog from digital and old ...

The Marvelous Clouds

Author: John Durham Peters
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625383X
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In medias res -- Understanding media -- Of cetaceans and ships; or, the moorings of our being -- The fire sermon -- Lights in the firmament: sky media I (Chronos) -- The times and the seasons: sky media II (Kairos) -- The face and the book ...

Writing Machines

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262582155
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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.

Chaos And Order

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321448
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In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections between contemporary literature and the science of chaos.

The Interface Effect

Author: Alexander R. Galloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745662927
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Rather than praising user-friendly interfaces that work well, or castigating those that work poorly, this book considers the unworkable nature of all interfaces, from windows and doors to screens and keyboards.

Why Americans Hate Welfare

Author: Martin Gilens
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226293660
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Why Americans Hate Welfare shows that the public's views on welfare are a complex mixture of cynicism and compassion; misinformed and racially charged, they nevertheless reflect both a distrust of welfare recipients and a desire to do more ...

Software Takes Command

Author: Lev Manovich
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623567459
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Offers the first look at the aesthetics of contemporary design from the theoretical perspectives of media theory and 'software studies'.