Mechanisms New Media and the Forensic Imagination

ISBN-10: 026251740X

ISBN-13: 9780262517409

Edition: 2012

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Description: In Mechanisms, Matthew Kirschenbaum examines new media and electronic writing against the textual and technological primitives that govern writing, inscription, and textual transmission in all media: erasure, variability, repeatability, and survivability. Mechanisms is the first book in its field to devote significant attention to storage--the hard drive in particular--arguing that understanding the affordances of storage devices is essential to understanding new media. Drawing a distinction between "forensic materiality" and "formal materiality," Kirschenbaum uses applied computer forensics techniques in his study of new media works. Just as the humanities discipline of textual studies examines books as physical objects and traces different variants of texts, computer forensics encourage us to perceive new media in terms of specific versions, platforms, systems, and devices. Kirschenbaum demonstrates these techniques in media-specific readings of three landmark works of new media and electronic literature, all from the formative era of personal computing: the interactive fiction game Mystery House, Michael Joyce's Afternoon: A Story, and William Gibson's electronic poem "Agrippa."

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.87" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor of English and Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland. He was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.

Preface
Introduction: "Awareness of the Mechanism"
"Every Contact Leaves a Trace": Storage, Inscription, and Computer Forensics
Extreme Inscription: A Grammatology of the Hard Drive
"An Old House with Many Rooms": The Textual Forensics of Mystery_House.Dsk
Save As: Michael Joyce's Afternoons
Text Messaging: The Transformissions of "Agrippa"
Coda: The Forensic Imagination
Appendix
Works Cited
Index
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