Women in the Web


Katie King on the challenges and rewards, in her own life and the lives of her students, that emerge when writing about personal encounters with technology.

From Utopianism to Weak Messianism: Electronic Culture’s Spectral Moment


Stephanie Tripp addresses Spectres of Marx, the text featuring some of Derrida?s most detailed encounters with both historical materialism and information technology.

What's Mine is Mine, and What's Yours Is Mine: Ownership in Online Universities


Paul Collins on collegiate content: syllabus, discussions, lectures, and all.

Before and After the Web: George P. Landow (interviewed by Harvey L. Molloy)


George Landow talks with Harvey Molloy about personal projects and future Web speculations.

Patched In: A Conversation with Anne-Marie Schleiner about Computer Gaming Culture


An essay by Tara McPherson (and a conversation with Anne-Marie Schleiner) concerning patch mutations, opensorcery, and other explainable gaming offshoots.

Intellectual Property Law, Freedom of Expression, and the Web


Kembrew McLeod, fresh from having trademarked the phrase freedom of expression®, speeds through the domain name scandals of the information superhighway.

What’s Left: Materialist Responses to the Internet


Urging adaptibility and breadth, Mark Poster takes issue with the niches bored by early Internet critiques.

Virtuality and VRML: Software Studies After Manovich


A call for (and example of) material studies of software from Matt Kirschenbaum, spurred by the Digital Arts and Culture conference, 2000.

"History is not what happened but what we think about it"


Further on McElroy and a novel that reflects the mind’s helter-skelter workings while (for the protagonist) creating many occasions for avoidance.

Social Worlds of the Information Society: Lessons from the Calumet Region


U.S. Steel chiefs and AOL-Time Warner executives span one hundred years of decimation wrapped in rhetoric. John Monberg annotates their enduring logics of expansion.