Tag: foucault

Media, Genealogy, History

1999-03-15

Matt Kirschenbaum reviews Remediation by Richard Grusin and Jay David Bolter.

The 'Environment' Is Us

1997-01-01

Taking up the green thread from ebr4, Harold Fromm reviews three new books of eco-criticism
>— ebr4 critical ecologies

The Puppet Master Problem: Design for Real-World, Mission-Based Gaming

2008-03-30

Jane McGonigal argues that pervasive games - which involve electronic and ‘real world’ missions - reverse the traditional conception of the power dynamics of gaming, which has understood gamers as free agents. In contrast, according to McGonigal, designers of pervasive games exercise power over players, though their control is ultimately compromised by players’ interpretive agency.

How to Think (with) Thinkertoys: Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1

2007-10-10

Adalaide Morris considers ‘tutor texts’ in the Electronic Literature Collection and, in doing so, articulates a poetics for the emerging field of e-lit. Instead of fulfilling Ted Nelson’s dream of ‘computer lib,’ the most compelling entries in the Collection emphasize the continuing necessity of writing under constraint. When the revolution
turns out to be, not a liberation from a culture of control but its
transformation, practices long familiar to experimental poets in print become generalized throughout new media and their panoply of
‘thinkertoys.’

How to Do Words with Things

2007-09-22

One of a series of eco-critical reviews, Stephen Dougherty explores
the new ways that “matter is made to matter” in Ira Livingston’s
writing on science and literature. The payoff of an ecocriticism
grounded in the materiality of language itself, can bee seen by the
strong political positioning toward the end of Dougherty’s essay.

On Being Difficult

2007-07-25

Ken Hirschkop questions whether poststructuralism and
self-referentiality offer workable alternatives to the military ‘World
Target’ that, according to Rey Chow, provides the framework for
knowledge production in Departments of Comparative Literary Studies.

Geek Love Is All You Need

2007-05-14

Steven Shaviro reviews Shelley Jackson’s Half Life, the first print-based novel by a pioneering hypertextualist.

Seeing the novel in the 21st Century

2007-10-01

Mike Barrett evaluates Steve Tomasula’s The Book of Portraiture in terms of its place between tradition and artistic innovation in the 21st century.

The Emperor's New Clothes

2004-12-05

Diana Lobb tackles the legacy of positivism and the politics of chaotics.

Anti-Negroponte: Cybernetic Subjectivity in Digital Being and Time

1996-12-30

Timothy Luke reviews Nicholas Negroponte and takes a second look at ‘digital subjectivity.’

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