By Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Nick Montfort
This reader collects the texts, video clips, and laptop courses -- a lot of them now virtually most unlikely to discover -- that chronicle the heritage and shape the root of the still-emerging box of recent media. normal introductions by way of Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, in addition to brief introductions to every of the texts, position the works of their ancient context and clarify their value. The texts have been initially released among international warfare II -- whilst electronic computing, cybernetic suggestions, and early notions of hypertext and the net first seemed -- and the emergence of the realm vast internet -- after they entered the mainstream of public existence. The texts are by way of machine scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and contributors operating throughout disciplines. The individuals comprise (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, invoice Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the booklet comprises examples of early video games, electronic paintings, autonomous literary efforts, software program created at universities, and home-computer advertisement software program. additionally at the CD is digitized video, documenting new media courses and art for which no operational model exists. One instance is a video checklist of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, notice processor, link, computer-supported cooperative paintings, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the display we now name non-overlapping home windows; one other is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the 1st interactive video artwork installation.
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