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The New Media Reader [With CDROM]

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This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their sign ...more
Hardcover, 839 pages
Published February 14th 2003 by MIT Press (MA)
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Jan 09, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, geekery
I read most of these readings as part of a multimedia class. Some were more readable than others... I really enjoyed Borge's Garden of Forking Paths and Bush's Memex, Computer Lib/Dream Machines, the Burroughs, and much more. McLuhan was hard to grasp or maybe just hard to agree with. The introductions to each reading do a great job of putting it into context. The reader in general has a broad range of selections that relate to new media in many different ways - a lot of the book is about theory ...more
Dec 06, 2015 Kendra rated it liked it
This collection of essays shows us where new media came from. Understanding the thinking behind those who made technology possible helps us understand just how far we have come in such a short time. This was required reading, and most of the essays were interesting from a historical context, although an updated version to better connect the past with modern day examples would be nice.
Nov 01, 2008 Nissa is currently reading it
this is full of essays and other works influential in the history and development of new media theory. awesome, interesting stuff, including the GNU manifesto, works by Borges, Engelbart, McLuhan, Baudrillard and Berners-Lee, to name a few. it comes with a CD that has lots of other important and interesting works like Doug Engelbart's demonstration of the mouse, early Atari and Apple II games, Hunt the Wumpus :-) and all kinds of early interactive essays, poems and stories.

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Apr 02, 2008 Eddie rated it it was ok
Some very interesting essays and some not so much. A few essays were too esoteric and just plain boring, some were quite intriguing. I particularly liked reading the ideas of future computing from the mid-50's to early-60's. Surprisingly, they weren't too far off on a lot of things like relational databases, desktops, and personal computing.
Tim Wright
Apr 03, 2013 Tim Wright rated it really liked it
can be heavy going - it's more of a reference book really I think - but does give you a good sense of history - a history that a lot of people who work in new media either don't know about or ignore.
Dec 17, 2015 s2artM rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, computers, technology
this is a great nerds resource, especially if you are like me and at the juncture of art and tech, also a favourite book of mine just for its design and operation,
Feb 19, 2010 Cyane added it
This is an interesting all background/influence book for a history of new media.
Dec 02, 2013 Brandy rated it it was ok
Many of the chapters are dense and difficult to understand.
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Feb 16, 2007 Michael Castaneda rated it liked it
Contains really cool stuff I never new existed.
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