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Computer as Medium

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ISBN-10: 0521419956

ISBN-13: 9780521419956

Edition: 1993

Authors: P. B. Andersen, Berit Holmqvist, Jens F. Jensen, Peter Bxgh Andersen, John Seely Brown

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Computers are developing into a powerful medium integrating film, pictures, text and sound, and the use of computers for communication and information is rapidly expanding. The Computer as Medium brings insights from art, literature and theatre to bear on computers and discusses the communicative and organizational nature of computer networks within a historical perspective. The book consists of three parts. The first part characterizes the semiotic nature of computers and discusses semiotic approaches to programming and interface design. The second part discusses narrative and aesthetic issues of interactive fiction, information systems and hypertext. The final part contains papers on the…    
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Book details

List price: $180.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 508
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

John Seely Brown is Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp and former director of its Palo AltoResearch Center (PARC), and co-author of The Social Life of Information.

Series foreword
Preface
Contributors
A semiotic approach to programming
Structuralism, computation, and cognition: The contribution of glossematics
The shortest way between two points is a good idea: Signs, Peirce, and theorematic machines
Logic grammar and the triadic sign relation
Meaning and the machine: Toward a semiotics of interaction
Narrative computer systems: The dialectics of emotion and formalism
Interactive fiction: Artificial intelligence as a mode of sign production
Plays, theaters, and the art of acting in the eighteenth century: A formal analysis
The meaning of plot and narrative
Face to interface
Drawing and programming
Hypermedia communication and academic discourse: Some speculations on a future genre
Computer culture: The meaning of technology and the technology of meaning
One person, one computer: The social construction of the personal computer
Hi-tech network organizations as self-referential systems
Comment: Disturbing communication
Dialogues in networks
Historical trends in computer and information technology
Comment: The history of computer-based signs
A historical perspective on work practices and technology
Hypertext: From modern utopia to post-modern dystopia?
Index